PyMusique’s Comeback: A New Era in Music Streaming Technology

Jon Lech Johansen, previously known for his role in developing PyMusique and cracking DVD encryption, has just announced his latest achievement: decrypting the iTMS block on non-iTunes 4.7 connections to the iTMS. He shared this breakthrough on his blog, stating, “The iTunes Music Store had recently ceased support for iTunes versions older than 4.7, effectively blocking third-party clients.

I’ve managed to reverse engineer the iTMS 4.7 encryption, allowing third-party clients to once again communicate with the iTMS.”

This development means that PyMusique should be operational once more. The ball is now in Apple’s court.

It’s akin to watching a particularly slow yet fascinating tennis match!

UPDATE: has also covered this development. For more details, you can read more on their site.


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