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I have downloaded WMA files to MP3 player, but it does not open them. What can I try to make this work? Thanks.

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Convert the wma files to mp3 using any audio conversion software like say audio jack. you can find many software free versions online to help on this.after conversion you can later add them on your mp3 player

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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It sounds like these wma files have DRM protection.

You can still play these songs on your mp3 player, but you must use Windows Media Player to transfer them.

To do this, connect your mp3 player to your computer, then open Windows Media Player. In WMP select "Sync" & you should see your mp3 player in the right-hand pane. Drag & drop your wma files across. It's a slow way to do it, but the only way to transfer wma files with DRM.

Let me know how you get on!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Can I download WMA audio book files onto by Coby MP3 player?

copy and paste the files

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

hakmilton
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SOURCE: I have an Etec 4 GB player not playing wma files.

please check out this link as the audio converter may solve your problem (its free)
http://www.nch.com.au/switch/plus.html

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Thermo King
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SOURCE: Can't play WMA protected files?

You may be able to, if our player supports MTP mode. You will have to see if the mode can be changed from MSC mode to MPT. for a better explanation of these terms go to this tip posted here -- Solve your MP3 Player Connection Problem.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: I am trying to download WMA files to a Jensen

I went through the same thing then I found the Disk. But while looking I found the software on line.

You need a .AMV Converter the player resolution is 208x176

Here is the software your looking for...... it is the same as what is on the disk. If you use the arrow to the right hand side it should let you send the converted file to the player when it is finished.

http://www.megaleecher.net/AMV_Video_Converter

Good Luck....... I had a time looking for this program

James

Posted on Jan 17, 2011

rockmeister
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SOURCE: I bought my MP620 as

Hello there, most mp3 players are made such that they are meant to render files which are not too large usually below 10MB this is mostly because most audio files do not exceed this size. Certain MP3 players have restrictions on audiobooks and the sort especially when the size is large. If this is the problem then most likely the only fix you can get is to compress the file to a smaller size.
Also the file could have copyright protection therefore when you transfer from one device to another forcefully it would refuse to play. Copyright protection can raise up all sorts of error messages which include unsupported format messages, this does not have any fix.
Finally what i would advice you do is get an audio converter program and comvert the file from WMA to MP3 which is a more universally accepted audio file format. This is because WMA comes with a variety of user codecs. If after converting the file it still does not work then the problem is one of the above mentioned. Sorry for any inconvenience. Hope this support has been helpful?
Thank you for visiting FixYa.

Posted on Sep 15, 2011

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It sounds like these wma files have DRM protection.

You can still play these songs on your mp3 player, but you must use Windows Media Player to transfer them.

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