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Unknown Format I have downloaded all my music into my MA566 mp3 player. Only a few songs appear correct, the others say UNKNOWN FORMAT. The only thing I can think of is the files are WMA, but I checked this mp3 player and it is compatable with MP3 and WMA files. Do I need to do something to convert the files or something? HELP....PLEASE

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  • bmthembree Jan 05, 2008

    I have downloaded all my music into my MA566 mp3 player. Only a few songs appear correct, the others say UNKNOWN FORMAT. The only thing I can think of is the files are WMA, but I checked this mp3 player and it is compatable with MP3 and WMA files. Do I need to do something to convert the files or something? HELP....PLEASE

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. Gave up and used a different computer and only got 65 songs out of the 450 that I should have gotten on it. Why was that?

  • mamamulla Mar 10, 2008

    I've tried transferring songs using windows media player and the tracks still come up unknown format! grrrr....

  • Ryquan Apr 02, 2008

    I have a similar problem, but when i have the ma566 mp3 player connected to my computer, i can't see the files that give this error...so i cant delete them. they stop playback so its frustrating. Im on an old mac, but i dont see why that would make the files invisible. On the mp3 player it shows a playlist of 18 songs, 4 of whick are unknown format. When its plugged in there are only 14 files (and two empty folders that where there when i first plugged it in).

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It sounds like these wma files have DRM protection.

You can still play these songs on your mp3 player, but you must use Windows Media Player to transfer them.

To do this, connect your mp3 player to your computer, then open Windows Media Player. In WMP select "Sync" & you should see your mp3 player in the right-hand pane. Drag & drop your wma files across. It's a slow way to do it, but the only way to transfer wma files with DRM.

Let me know how you get on!

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Song Formats for Mp3 Players Explained, Part I By Tha Mp3 Doctor I have seen...


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