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Drm licenses i use rhapsody to go in my toshiba s30 player and my drm licenses in the player get corrupted after 3 to 4 days when they are supposed to last for 30 days.

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Save yourself the headache - convert to mp3 format

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I tried to listen to some music on my rhapsody music player (mp3) and it keeps saying drm lisensce not available

trying to play my gigaware mp3 player 4 gb and it says drm license not available i need help

Aug 21, 2011 | Philips GoGear HDD1830 MP3 Player


Song Formats for Mp3 Players Explained, Part II by Tha Mp3 Doctor WMA files are...

Song Formats for Mp3 Players Explained, Part II
by Tha Mp3 Doctor

WMA files are special. There are two types of WMA file, and the Mp3 or digital Audio Player documentation will not always tell which of these two types the Mp3 player will recognize. Type I is a non-licensed, or non-DRM-protected WMA file. DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, and it is Microsoft’s copyright system for music files. If you have a type of Mp3 player that will only accept non-DRM protected files, the product specs for your player will NOT mention the words "DRM" or "Windows Plays ForSure" on them (unless they are using it in the negative, such as "this player does NOT support DRM encryption"). In MOST cases (there are more and more exceptions), Windows Media Player will convert songs from CD’s that you personally bought from the store into non-DRM encrypted WMA format.

The second type of WMA file is a DRM-encrypted WMA file, and there are several subtypes of these. Every DRM-encrypted file can have "play rights," "burn rights," and "transfer rights." "Play rights" mean you can play the song on your computer, "burn rights" mean you can burn the song to CD, and "transfer rights" mean you can transfer the song to your Mp3 player. Once again, not all WMA files are created equal. If you have a BASIC subscription to a music service such as Napster, you may download songs that have "play rights" – you can play them on your computer without any problem; but they may lack burn rights and transfer rights – so you cannot burn them to CD, or transfer them to your Mp3 player without incident. The solution here is to upgrade your music service to the premium, more expensive subscription that includes burn rights and transfer rights.

Then there are "fixed-term" licenses and "unlimited" licenses on WMA files. A fixed-term license will expire after so many days, months, or years; and will require you to resynchronize your songs to the music service or to your computer in order to continue playing them. This is a key reason behind songs "disappearing." Napster and Rhapsody are two examples of music services with fixed-term licenses. You must resynchronize your Mp3 player to your computer every 30 days, and you must keep you music service subscription active. If you let your subscription lapse, then the songs that were once working will no longer be playable. Once again, the only remedies are to renew your music service subscription (legal), convert those songs into a different format that the Mp3 player will recognize (possibly illegal), or to use DRM-removal software (illegal and unreliable).

One word needs to be said about burning your own personal CD’s and transferring them to the Mp3 player. CD’s naturally put song files into CDA format. Most Mp3 players do not recognize CDA format. So you will have to use Windows Media Player (easiest, IMO) or some other software to convert the CDA files into Mp3, WMA, or some other format that your Mp3 player recognizes, BEFORE you can transfer them to the Mp3 player.

Real Audio files also have an encryption system, and may not work with most Mp3 players – check your product documentation.

Audiobooks are in their own format and bring their own special problems which fall outside the scope of this article.

There are a ton of music services out there. iTunes uses AAC format. Napster, Rhapsody, Bearshare, Spiral Frog, and many others use DRM-protected WMA format nowadays. Limewire and Morpheus generally use Mp3 or non-DRM-encrypted files. Double check the formats that your player will support BEFORE choosing a music service. Conversely, if you already have a music service, choose an mp3 player that’s right for your particular service. Note: most store workers do not have the faintest idea of what I have been discussing in this article, so don’t trust their judgment – educate yourself first.

AS A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB (as always, there are exceptions), all Mp3 players recognize the Mp3 file format. The Mp3 file format is the least problematic of all the file formats. It takes up less space on your Mp3 player than most file formats – so you can load more songs onto your player than if you were using other formats. So, if you download all of your songs into Mp3 format, or tell Windows Media Player to convert your own CD’s into Mp3 format, then you will rarely go wrong.

on Jun 09, 2008 | iRiver H340 MP3 Player

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It will play for about three days then it says DRM license not avaliable it has done this twice

If you don't have DRM license for your music, it's because you haven't synced your player with the program on your computer in a while.
DRM is on your music because you most likely use a subscription service such as Napster or Rhapsody for your music.
Just plug your player into your computer and sync your device for the DRM license to refresh.

Mar 12, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Fuse MP3 Player

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My sansa fuze will not play downloaded tracks it says drm license not available, i have active subscription with rhapsody and idk wtf

try to change it on itunes i forget how but google 'add drm liscence with itunes' im sure youll find if you cant just tell me at

Mar 01, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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My sansa fuze is telling me i need to synchronize to continue music subscription? What do i do?

Hi There. I can understand your problem.

When we say synchronize it means that the license for the songs which you transfered got expired. If you have chosen rhapsody for transferring songs then follow the steps.

1) Deauthorize Computer. ( In rhapsody menu, go to tools menu there u will find this option)
2) Deauthorize device (By connecting the device in to rhapsody, right click on device where u will get this option).
3) Rename DRM folder in windows OS.
4) Go to rhapsody folder c:/prog files/rhapsody
5) Run the 3 files ( Del Helix License, Update Helix Componetns and Update windows components)
6) Then you will be redirected to the web page where u need to click on upgrade (But before u clilck on upgrade please install the activeX control, which will be popped up below the address bar)
7) Restart the computer
8) Launch rhapsody, it will take u to the setup
9) Follow the on screen instruction.
10) Sign into rhapsody account
11) Authorize computer
12) Connect the device
13) Authorize device
14) Download and transfer new song into the device
15) Unplug the device and try to play it
16) This should work..

NOTE : When we update the windows component please make sure that we use IE as default browser

Still if u have any issues kindly revert

Jan 12, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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License has expired?

Most services that offer "rental" mp3s will need to refresh the DRM on the music files after a set number of days. Typically 30 days.

I think you probably need to plug your player into your computer and connect to open the software for the service you rented the songs from so it can refresh the DRM for another set number of days.

Jan 10, 2010 | Sony NWZ-E436F MP3 Player

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Drm license not available when i was trying to listen to my mp3 it wont let me listen to any type of song.

You need to plug your mp3 into the computer you downloaded your music from to sync it up. Go to that website and if you dont get a pop up asking if you want to sync your device. You should do this at least once a week.

Jul 12, 2009 | Philips GoGear HDD1830 MP3 Player

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How do i synchronize my subscribtion

I'm not sure what's the subscription service to which you are subscribed. However I've given you the steps below. Try whatever suits for you.
This error typically occurs when the DRM licensed files have expired. 

SOLUTION 1 - Songs ripped from an audio CD 
If the songs were ripped from a CD using Windows Media Player, modify the Rip Music settings

SOLUTION 2 - Songs downloaded from music subscription service 
If the songs were downloaded from a music subscription service (e.g., Napster, Rhapsody, Best Buy music store, etc.), follow these steps:  
1. Make sure that your account subscription is updated and active. 
2. Put the device in MTP mode and connect to the computer, then log in to your music subscription account. 
3. Renew the licenses of your tracks 
For Rhapsody: 
On the Rhapsody console, right-click on your device and select License 

1. Check the date & time on your PC & on your mp3 player. They should be one and the same. 2. You need to synchronize your device with rhapsody once in every 30 days. It's a must. Failing to do so, you will not be able to play music in your mp3 player. Here are a few a steps to synchronize your device with rhapsody: 1.Open Rhapsody / Best Buy Digital Music Store and sign in 2.Connect your mp3 player to the computer 3.Go to My Account --> Update Track Licenses 4.Transfer a track to your device 5.Disconnect your device and enjoy music on the go!
3. Here is a link to get the Sansa Firmware updater to update the firmware for your device automatically: 
4. Click on this links if you are asked to synchronize your device with rhapsody? 

For others: 
Contact music subscriber for instructions on how to renew as they vary.

SOLUTION 3 - Rename the Windows DRM folder 

NOTE:  The Windows DRM (Digital Rights Management) folder contains licenses for secure media files such as your subscription tracks. 

STEP 1 - Edit the folder options of the PC to show the hidden files      
Windows XP: 
1. Double-click My Computer
2. On the Menu bar, click Tools > Folder Options, and then click the View tab. 
3. Under Hidden files and Folder, click to select Show hidden files and folders
4. Under Hidden files and Folder, click to clear Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. 
5. Click Apply, and then OK

Windows Vista: 
1. Double-click Computer
2. Click the Organize button at the upper left corner. 
3. Click Folder and Search options. 
4. Click the View tab and select Show hidden files and folders
5. Click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box. 
6. Click Apply, and then OK

STEP 2 - Rename the DRM folder 
1. Double-click My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings > All Users
2. Right-click the DRM folder and select Rename
3. Rename this as OLDDRM
4. Run the subscription service program you are using and renew the licenses to recreate the DRM folder with new licenses. 

STEP 3 - Synchronize your device once more on MTP mode 

SOLUTION 4 -  Format the player under Windows Media Player

Jan 30, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa 250R

u have no idea how many people say this but what I would do is reset it by sliding the hold butten on top so the orange is showing. then hold down the record button on the left side
Good Luck

Feb 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Obtaining device certificate

It may be that you have to update your DRM component licenses on your PC.,_License,_DRM_Rights.htm or, your Helix components may be damaged, or corrupt. If either of those dont work. You should format the player to delete everything and re-transfer them to your device. If that doesnt resolve it, you might have to contact Rhapsody. Rhapsody Technical Support 866-597-5507 Best of Luck.

Sep 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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