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'invalid file format'

I have downloaded songs from 'mpzik.net' and a few work but some songs when i click them it says 'invalid file format'


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i have no good music!!!!!!!!!!!

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Some of the mpzik songs are in protected WMA format - the Coby player is so old that it doesn't recognize any DRM scheme past Windows 9 DRM. If you plan on continuing to use Mpzik, your Coby will only recognize the songs that are in mp3 format (or the rare few that have Windows 9 DRM protection). I would suggest using a music service that only provides songs in mp3 format.

Good luck!

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