Question about SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048)
Trying to tranfer WMA (Audio Books) from OverDrive Media Console to my Sansa c250. I used this w/my old Dell computer but didn't have highspeed and gave up when it took 7+ hours to download a book. Now have new HP laptop with Vista and Highspeed (broadband) internet. I downloaded 2 books in less than an hour...but now can't get them to transfer. The message says "The format of this title (WMA Audiobok) is not compatible with the SanDisk Sansa c250 USB Device (Sansa c250). I know the WMA format worked before...I just deleted 2 other books with WMA format that I had listened to a long time ago and they had the WMA format. I am thinking maybe this is a "Sync" problem...but don't know how to correct it. Please advise. Thank you.
There two types of WMA file - protected and unprotected (also called "DRM-free" and "DRM-encrypted"). Some protected or encrypted WMA's may allow you to play back on your computer, but will not allow you to play those same files on an mp3 player. There are only two ways around your problem - one is expesnive, and one is illegal:
1) You can purchase additional rights on Overdrive to transfer your audiobooks to a "portable device" (by which, they include mp3 players).
2) You can download a program such as Tunebite to strip the Overdrive of it's DRM license, rendering the file of its protection (I would NOT reccomend this route).
The WMA files that you had that worked before were either unprotected, or were protected but had transfer rights.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
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