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Not working this is the product that is not working-it tells me it cannot play;license has expired. there are songs on the mp3-

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The license on the songs that you have transferred to your mp3 player have an expired DRM license. The only way to "unexpire" the license is to refresh your license through the music service that you downloaded the songs from. If you have let your subscription lapse, the licenses will stay expired.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: License Expired

You need to resync the songs on the device...or you can remove all the songs and transfer them again...

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

SOURCE: Error message: "Cannot play; the license is expired"

if you have napster just hook it up to ur comp and run napster
it should automaticaly renew ur licence after you sign in

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

SOURCE: MyMusix PD-6030 MP3 Player says license expired

Are the files MP3 files or WMA files? This sounds like a DRM (digital rights management) limitation of the music you are using. MP3 files don't have DRM - and shouldn't exhibit this problem. WMA files can have licenses associated with them and only allow number of copies to be made for personal use before their license disables further use - as it sounds is occurring in your case.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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The license on the songs has expired, and that's the problem with DRM-protected WMA's. You will need to renew the license through the music service from which you downloaded the songs. If your subscription has lapsed, you will need to renew it. Then, you'll have to delete the songs on your Walkman, and reload them once you have updated the license.

If you only download and transfer files in mp3 format you will never have this problem, and you can keep the songs forever.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: CAN NOT PLAY;LICENSE HAS EXPIRED......

do you still pay for your napster service, if not, that why your tracks have expired, if you do, then just hook up your mp3 player to your PC and it should update the licenses on the tracks

if you dont pay for napster anymore, one thing that maybe worth trying is setting the clock on your PC back to a date prior to the subscription expiration date and try playing a few songs without being connected to the internet. If the PC is not online, Windows has no way of telling if the time change is to correct a wrong time or deliberate.

I am not sure what Windows Media Player does when the expiration comes. If it modifies the song itself, then it may still be possible to play songs that you haven't tried playing after the expiration date if you set the clock back.

However, if Windows Media Player logs that the licenses have expired in its license database, then there is pretty much no hope in reactivating them by setting the clock back. Much like setting the clock back on expired shareware software

Finally, if you are willing to resume your Napster subscription, then chances are that your music will re-activate once your subscription is live.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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CAN NOT PLAY;LICENSE HAS EXPIRED......


do you still pay for your napster service, if not, that why your tracks have expired, if you do, then just hook up your mp3 player to your PC and it should update the licenses on the tracks

if you dont pay for napster anymore, one thing that maybe worth trying is setting the clock on your PC back to a date prior to the subscription expiration date and try playing a few songs without being connected to the internet. If the PC is not online, Windows has no way of telling if the time change is to correct a wrong time or deliberate.

I am not sure what Windows Media Player does when the expiration comes. If it modifies the song itself, then it may still be possible to play songs that you haven't tried playing after the expiration date if you set the clock back.

However, if Windows Media Player logs that the licenses have expired in its license database, then there is pretty much no hope in reactivating them by setting the clock back. Much like setting the clock back on expired shareware software

Finally, if you are willing to resume your Napster subscription, then chances are that your music will re-activate once your subscription is live.

Jul 07, 2009 | Sony MP3 & Digital Media Players

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Not working


The license on the songs has expired, and that's the problem with DRM-protected WMA's. You will need to renew the license through the music service from which you downloaded the songs. If your subscription has lapsed, you will need to renew it. Then, you'll have to delete the songs on your Walkman, and reload them once you have updated the license.

If you only download and transfer files in mp3 format you will never have this problem, and you can keep the songs forever.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 06, 2009 | Sony NW-E405 MP3 Player

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All my songs say liscence expired


The license on the songs that you have transferred to your mp3 player have an expired DRM license. The only way to "unexpire" the license is to refresh your license through the music service that you downloaded the songs from. If you have let your subscription lapse, the licenses will stay expired.

Mar 02, 2009 | Sony NWZ-E436F MP3 Player

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My MP3 player displays "License Expired" on the screen.


If you let your subscription to Rhapsody expire, you will get this message. If you didn't let your subscriptino expire then you will need to synch the files from Rhapsody itself back onto the player - the licenses have to be renewed once a year for some songs - once a month for others. If your subscriptino ever expires, you can no longer use the songs.

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Dosn't let me play my songs


The songs have a DRM license that the mp3 player doesn't like - the songs could have a fixed-term license (which means they expire). Download only songs in mp3 format and you won't have that problem.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 01, 2009 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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001/001 songs!! Ihave 44!


The licenses could have expired on the songs, or you have a corrupt database - format the player or get a firmware upgrade to resolve a DB error. Double-check the licenses on the songs to make sure they have not expired.

Jun 22, 2008 | Coby MP-C7085 MP3 Player

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Error message: "Cannot play; the license is expired"


You will have to either renew your music service subsription, or convert the song to mp3 format. all WMA files have a license - if it is expired, you will get this message.

Jun 01, 2008 | Sony Walkman Sport Series NW-S205F MP3...

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Notification "Cannot play"


The songs are in the wrong format.

The format of the songs are wrong in one way or another. Each Mp3 player has a product spec sheet that lists which type of music file it is compatible with (Mp3, WMA, WAV, AAC, etc). You can't play iTunes songs, which are AAC format, on a player that only accepts Mp3 or WMA format.

The second formatting issue has to do with the DRM license on the songs you have downloaded. Right click a song that gave you an error, click on "Properties," and click on the "License," "Media Usage Rights," or "Digital Rights Mgmt" tab (wording varies by configuration). Not every song allows unlimited or even one-time transfer to a "portable device" (code word for "Mp3 player" in this case). Also, some songs are fixed-term - they expire after a while - sometimes in as little as 24 hours.

To get around this, convert every song to Mp3 format. Either that, or upgrade your music service subscription to the highest pkg they have available and never cancel (Napster's basic music svc, for instance, does not let you transfer to an Mp3 player, but their "Napster To Go" upgrade does allow transfer).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 18, 2008 | Sony NW-E107 MP3 Player

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Error message: "Cannot play; the license is expired"


I went to www.sony.com and was able to find the solution. If your songs were downloaded from services similar to Napster then you will have to log back into the service to refresh the licenses on the songs. If you no longer are subscribing to the service then you will need to delete the songs from your player. If you need further information you can find it on the Sony website.

Jan 18, 2008 | Sony Network Walkman NW-A3000 MP3 Player

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License Expired


You need to resync the songs on the device...or you can remove all the songs and transfer them again...

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