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Music file problem

My iriver h10 was working fine after downloading new music onto it for a couple weeks. recently if i try to play the music it says that " this music has expired or failed to have license." this has happened more than once and i cannot figure out why it is saying that. does it have to do with using the music provider, napster, to download music onto it or what?

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Yes, It has to do with using napster. When you purchase songs form napster or most other online digital music vendors, the files that you download have digital rights management or DRM for short. In other words the recording companies have limited your rights to use of the files in some way becasue they are worried that you may go and give them to all your friends and they will have lower profits due to the resulting lost sales. There is a license associated with your digital music file. While there are different license schemes, one sure thing is that you can not play the music on a player that does not support DRM. Luckily the H10 is a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) player, which means that it does support DRM. You must, however, use the right software to transfer the files; Software that will transfer license information to the player. I think Napster can do this itself but I have never used the service, so I can not be sure. The iriver plus software or Windows Media Player 10 and above should also work if Napster is not performing this task properly. I may also be that you must refresh the licenses for the DRM music files on a regular basis or they will expire. Hopefully using any of the above mentioned transfer programs will accomplish this task. Can you still play the songs on your computer? If not then there may be a more serious issue with your licenses. If you see all of these DRM restrictions as the rediculious hassle that they are, the you should know that there are ways to strip this information from your music files, but it's probably against the rules to go into that here. You should be able to find them if you are interested and willing to look hard enough. I hope you get them working properly.

Posted on Jan 23, 2007

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