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Format Error Was able to download songs from Napster to my computer and send to my Philips mp3 player but the music will not play the message is Format Error?

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    Able to transfer songs from computer to mp3 player, but songs do not play on mp3 player


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Hi!

Are other songs except the ones you downloaded from napster working?
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Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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