Thursday, October 13, 2005

iTunes 6.0 Music Videos

Apple released iTunes 6.0 today. The script to download iTunes music videos mentioned in this previous post did continue to work with the new version UNTIL changes to the iTunes Music Store content changed making the music videos pay content. At that point, the script stopped working because the links to the videos themselves had changed or been removed.

The script itself was NOT designed to download content which you had to (a) be logged in to get or (b) pay for.

There are other projects that strip DRM like hymn (which is where I got the twofish-key code) but even they don’t purpose downloading pay content for free. It’s probable that the script could be changed to download the previews, but really, what’s the point in that. The iTunes Movie Trailer script is still working (for now) as the links have not changed.



Interestingly, though, I can still access the music videos that existed pre-6.0 in iTunes 6.0, for free. For example, search for Avril Lavigne and watch the video on her artist page. Yet, when I copy the URL into your script, I get a "This file is not available on the US store" message. Any ideas?


Posted by Blogger Q on October 13, 2005 7:14 PM  

Thanks for the script while it was still usefull, keep up the great work on future projects!

Posted by Anonymous nick on October 13, 2005 8:59 PM  

Q: That is interesting. I'll look into that.

Nick: Thanks. Hope you got some use out of it.

Posted by Anonymous Benjamin on October 14, 2005 10:50 AM  

Well, thanks to Quentin's example, I was able to get it working, for as long as you could actually get to the videos. Since then, before I could even complete my post about it, they disappeared and when I click on the link for Video on the artist page, it just gives an error (and this is in iTunes, mind you). Oh well, I assume this is an end to all free videos.

Posted by Anonymous Benjamin on October 14, 2005 2:45 PM  

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