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My swees MP3 player will not play WMA files?-whats the problem

All files downloaded ok and format set to wma files but no sound from player

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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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ThaMp3Doctor
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SOURCE: I can't get my MP3 to download and play WMA Format

Here is the asterisk behind WMA compatibility - there are two types of WMA files - protected and unprotected. 90% of WMA files are DRM-protected, hence they are either not usable in mp3 players that say they can play WMA's, or the song has a DRM restriction on it that prevents it from being played on an mp3 player without purchasing additional rights.

To avoid the problem completely, only download songs that are in mp3 format. It may be more expensive initially, but they are better in the long-term - even if you found a WMA file that eventually works with your mp3 player, the protected WMA files have an expiration date, so they would stop working after 30 days, 90 days, 1 year, or 2 years depending on the specific license for each song. Mp3 files never expire, never give you error messages, and work with nearly (if not all) 100% of mp3 players.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

nicoleFIXIT
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Take note that if you have reformatted your drive all file inside were lost. Basically mp3 players can play only mp3 format. If the format of your songs inputted to your mp3 player are not the same with the format required to your player nothing should be happen to play.

If the required of your player is mp3 so you need to put only mp3 format. No other format should be played. If your download songs are wma format convert it to mp3 format.

Regards
nicole


Posted on Oct 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

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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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My mp3 says file format error when I try to listen to the music.


It's possible that the file type of the music file(s) you are trying to listen to are not a supported format of your mp3 player. Your player only supports MP3 and WMA audio formats. You should check the music files you are tying to play to confirm they are of a compatible format.

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How to Convert Protected AAC to MP3 / WMA


Apple is now promoting its AAC music pricing at 3 leyers across the board by encouraging consumer to upgrade to iTunes Plus for DRM-free, although Apple listed various advantage of music in AAC over MP3, people keep looking for "AAC to MP3 converter" to convert AAC to MP3/WMA, why?

Why Convert Protected AAC to MP3 / WMA?

(1). iTunes AAC music has two types --- DRM protected AAC (with .m4p file name); Non-DRM AAC (with .m4a file name).
(2). For Non-DRM AAC (M4A) music, most of the popular digital devices can't play them, for example, if you have iriver and want enjoy iTunes M4A music on it, sorry, no luck!
(3). For DRM protected AAC (M4P) songs, only Apple's ipod, iPhone are authorized to play them, of course, with limited number of iPod players and computers to which to transfer.
(4). MP3 and WMA are the most popular audio formats for most of the digital players including PSP, PS3, Zune, Xbox 360, creative Zen, Archos, Iriver, Blackberry, Samsung, Sonywalkman, HTC, Sansa, Cowon etc.

Converting protected AAC to MP3/WMA needs a all-round application that can remove DRM and convert AAC to MP3 both.

Why Choose DRM Music Converter to convert Protected AAC to MP3 / WMA?

DRM Music Converter can:
(1). Remove DRM from online stores like iTunes, Zune Marketplace, Napster, Rhapsody etc.
(2). Support input audio formats: protected AAC (M4P), protected WMA, M4A, MP3, AC3, OGG, APE, WAV, MKA.
video formats: M4V (protected MP4), protected WMV, protected ASF.
(3). Support output audio formats: WMA, M4A, MP3, AC3, OGG, APE, WAV, MKA.

Then you can:
(1). Convert AAC to MP3, WMA, M4A, AC3, OGG, APE, WAV, MKA;
Convert AAC (M4A) music to MP3, WMA, AC3, OGG, APE, WAV, MKA;
Convert protected WMA to MP3, M4A, WMA, AC3, OGG, APE, WAV, MKA;
Convert protected M4V / WMV / ASF video to MP3, M4A, WMA, AC3, OGG, APE, WAV, MKA.
(2). Transfer iTunes music on non-Apple AAC-compatible digital players; Play protected WMA at will.
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How to Convert Protected AAC to MP3 / WMA?

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on Jul 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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GETTING CERTAIN SONGS DOWNLOADED TO MP3


The problem may have been caused by how some options in the ripping software were set.
The WMA file may be protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Always rip the WMA files without DRM protection.
The constant bit rate (CBR) parameter for the WMA file may be too high.
Get the file from another source, or re-create the WMA file with CBR (constant bit rate) up to 192 kbps.
The WMA file is created in a lossless format.
Avoid creating WMA files with the lossless format.
The WMA file may be encoded with WMA 9.2 or later (such as WMA 10.0 Professional).
Make sure the WMA files are encoded with WMA 9.0 or earlier.

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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

Jan 31, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Music downloaded as WMA from PC to MP3tech MP3S4 wont play


Your player should support both MP3 and WMA files. What happens when you try to play an MP3 instead? Have you tried other bit-rates? Those you are trying may be too high or low.

Jun 29, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I can't get my MP3 to download and play WMA Format


Here is the asterisk behind WMA compatibility - there are two types of WMA files - protected and unprotected. 90% of WMA files are DRM-protected, hence they are either not usable in mp3 players that say they can play WMA's, or the song has a DRM restriction on it that prevents it from being played on an mp3 player without purchasing additional rights.

To avoid the problem completely, only download songs that are in mp3 format. It may be more expensive initially, but they are better in the long-term - even if you found a WMA file that eventually works with your mp3 player, the protected WMA files have an expiration date, so they would stop working after 30 days, 90 days, 1 year, or 2 years depending on the specific license for each song. Mp3 files never expire, never give you error messages, and work with nearly (if not all) 100% of mp3 players.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 30, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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MP3 player will not accept WMA files


the wma bit rate might be too high for the player to read it.try reducing the bit rate or convert in into an mp3 format.any normal can do this.for example say audio jack.safe and user friendly software.
here is another software from download.com.it should solve the problem.good luck.
click here to download the converter

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Wont play wma files


Different players will accomodate different formats. You might have to reformat the WMA files on your PC and then transfer to your unit.

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Cant play wma file


This player does not recognize the new WMA DRM-encryption system - converting the file to mp3 format or using DRM removal software is the only way around this problem

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Unknown Format


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!

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