DRM Dumpster converts Apple iTunes Store tracks to MP3 files

BurningThumb’s “DRM Dumpster” is the legal way to convert DRM tracks from your iTunes music library to MP3 files. DRM Dumpster uses a CD-RW and iTunes itself to convert all of your DRM music files to MP3 files that you can use with any music player.

Using DRM Dumpster is easy:
• Launch DRM Dumpster
• Click the Dump DRM button
• Insert a CD-RW

DRM Dumpster does the rest for you. When the operation is complete you will have a new playlist in iTunes that contains the MP3 files.

System Requirements:
– Mac OS X 10.2 or later
– A scriptable version of iTunes (DRM Dumpstrer was tested using iTunes 7)
– A CD-RW disk and CD Burner

More info and download link here


  1. I’m sure it’s as legal as iTunes is now. I’ll bet the reason for the CD is the program is simply doing what you can already do with iTuens: Burn a playlist and then import that playlist as mp3.

    Slick way to automate the process, though.


  2. Sure it’s legal. You’ve always been able to legally burn a CD of your DRM-encoded music and then re-import the songs to remove the DRM. The program simply uses a script to automate the process using a re-writable CD.

    Same process as before, just less work.

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  4. eMax:

    Pointless? Not so much. I can’t share my purchased music on the network at work. ITunes doesn’t allow it. I’ll be able to do so now more easily by converting the files into MP3.

  5. It would be nice if the script is able to take a couple of thousand files and convert them over night when you’re not using the computer. If only there was a way to create a virtual CD-R it would be quite quiet as well ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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