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Need to update software because license expired and i dont know how

My mp3 player says can not play license has expired go to music "something" and update software

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You probably need to update the firmware of the player to version 2.9, which you can get off the philips website. This is the page for the player which has the firmware and updated musicmatch software they want you to use. Not sure if it will work with Yahoo. http://www.usasupport.philips.com/consumer/productDocuments.html?ProductCode=PSA220/17&subCat=NIKE_PHILIPS_AUDIO_PLAYERS_SU_US_CONSUMER

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

I have the nwz-a816 and if have had this issue a couple of times... It seems to give me that message on songs I have downloaded from Napster... I just connected it to the computer that the Napster application is on and it corrects this problem... Hope this helps...

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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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

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I was experiencing similar probs with trying to transfer original CD's to my Sony Walkman MP3.
Try the following:
Open Windows Media Player - Select RIP / Options / RIP Music Tab & then uncheck the Copy Protect Music option box.
Hope this works.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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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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Mp3 player ( sony walkman) says cannot play please connect to compliant software and update license info


when i try to play the music on my mp3 player ( sony walkman ) it says cannot play please connect to compliant software and update license info. i'm not sure how to do this

Aug 04, 2011 | Sony Walkman NW-A808 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.

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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 Audio Players & Recorders

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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

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


connect it to the pc using usb cable, then try itunes software to reformat your mp3

Sep 09, 2008 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Re: Unable to play music; license is expired


Re-Rip them, but change the Rip format to Mp3 in Windows Media Player - you will not have any licensing issues with mp3 format

Jul 06, 2008 | Sony Network Walkman NW-A3000 MP3 Player

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License Expired


There are 2 reason why you would get that error..
1) when you transferred the tracks to the device the licenses didnt transfer...
2) The tracks you transferred are subscription tracks meaning that you have to sync your device each month in order to have those tracks playing...

If you dont have a subscription for the tracks...(you will have to format your device in that case) and also you could have a device certificate problem which can solve by formatting your device or your DRM components maybe bad...you can solve that problem by foramtting updating the firmware on the device..

If you have a subscription you need to download a new track and transfer it to the device again...that should update the licenses for every single tracks...If that doesnt do it you will have to format your device...

I hope this helps...
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Computerrep

Feb 05, 2008 | iLO (2 GB) 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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