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Wont regonize music

My music will play on rhapsody but not on my mp3. i had a free trial for 30 days and now it is telling me that i dont have an account and so know my mp3 wont let me listen to my music unless it is a cd imported

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You are no longer an "active" member, so it will not work. the songs from rhapsody are protected, you must be a member to have the rights to play the song. Music that has been imported means you own the cd.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008


Reason could be because if you are no longer an "active' customer, the mp3 player can't go out and download the "permissions/rights" needed to play the song. As opposed to the songs you rip because you are using the cd for that, which means the songs are yours. At least thats my opinion.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008


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