Old good Rhapsody was a pioneer of the streaming music subscription ten years ago and an real alternative to illegal downloads and torrents. But now it is being outshined by Spotify, a European-based rival with a similar business model. Unlike Spotify, Rhapsody doesn't have ad supported free subscription and can offer only limited free 14-days trial. There are rumors that this trial may be extended to 60 days.
Rhapsody has been losing subscribers for 1-1.5 years. In order to compete more with Apple iTunes, Rhapsody recently announced that it will start selling unprotected digital songs as it tries to drum up sales and challenge the dominance of Apple Inc. and its popular iTunes service. Rhapsody currently has an estimated library of five million songs for a monthly fee. Rhapsody sales songs individually though the music was encoded with anti-piracy DRM software, which does not work on Apple Ipods.
You can remove the DRM from your Rhapsody files by using a third-party program. When speaking of recording, we have to mention about some easy cool soft like i-Sound, these one can help you record Rhapsody stream without DRM and use it with iTunes or iPod.
- Step 1: Download and install Rhapsody Recorder.
- Step 2: Open recorder settings and select select "Stereo Mix" or "Speakers" recording source.
- Step 3: Choose your own output format as mp3, wma, ogg, wav etc. and specify destination folder.
- Step 4: Play your preferred Rhapsody music.
- Step 5: Click "Record" button to record your own music. Stop recording while you play "off".