Aquafresh toothpaste packages have a 16 digit number that allows you to obtain 3 mp3's from www.connect.com/aquafresh. You will first have to go to www.aquafresh.com to enter your 16 digit number. After that, they want some personal info from you. You can enter actual data about yourself or make some up. You have to check a box that indicates that you are over 13 years old and you also have to check a box that says you have read their license agreement. They also want to know which retailer you obtained the toothpaste from. It doesn't matter which retailer you used so pick one.
After that you are provided with a code that has this format AQUAXXXXXXX, X being 8 uppercase letters. That is the code that will allow you to get your 3 free mp3's. You are now ready to go to www.connect.com/aquafresh.
Now they want you to download software named, "The Connect Player". It is actually SonicStage 3.4 which is Sony's player that uses OpenMG.
Info on OpenMG can be had here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenMG
Info on SonicStage can be had here: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/SonicStage
The following is from the above wikipedia page on SonicStage: SonicStage 3.4 includes an option to de-DRM your whole library (this takes some time though) allowing as many copies of files as you like, on as many players as you want, on as many PCs as you want. You can even share non-DRM files with friends or colleagues.
Well, you may be interested to know that you don't have to buy the toothpaste for this to work. The aquafresh tooth paste packages are made of plastic which is easily openable on either end. The 16 digit number is on the narrower side of the inside of the package (approximately 1.5 inches), nearest the barcode on the outside of the package. You could open the end of the package nearest the barcode, slide the toothpaste out, get your 16 digit number, and then put the toothpaste back in the package. Effectively, you just got 3 free mp3's which once obtained can be de-DRM'ed.
You will need to convert oma format to mp3 or wav. One utility that appears to do this is: HI-MD Renderer 0.30 at http://www.marcnetsystem.co.uk/himd/
Don't you love technology?
I've tried this with version 0.54 of the Hi-MD Renderer and it works beautifully.
Mods, feel free to move this to Retail Hacking if you think it is appropriate.
Edited by m2mike, 23 April 2006 - 10:05 AM.