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Can you play WMA's on Sansa Mp3 model e250?

I recently bought some WMA songs. They play fine on my computer and I was able to download them to the player but when I try to play them it reads synchronize to continue your music subscription. As far as I could tell when I did the sync I thought the WMA's read that they were already synchronized. Is there anything I can do, or do WMA's not play on this model?

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  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    i cant download music

  • angel_ang_32 Feb 26, 2009

    the press do not go anywhere and the scean sitll the same and don't move

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The sansa e250 will play wma files, as per Sandisk.
The problem is you bought them from a download service so there DRM protected.
The easiest way I found to remove them is to use tunebite .
Cost is about $30 or you can find it on P2P sites or newgroups.

The down side is it takes about 14 hours to convert 5 gigs worth of music. But you can then play it on anything.

TIP: convert the files to mp3 not wma so they can be used on practically any player

@szwaan wma stands for "windows media audio"

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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Im guessing you mean Windows Media Application, I'm pretty sure these are not protected and you should be able to put them on your mp3 player.
Did you try converting them ?
Where did you buy these songs ?

Well, good luck.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Synchronize MP3

In order to play your song you will need to try to transfer one track to that device...once you do that all the songs should acquire new licenses...you need to transfer tracks to your device once a month in order to play the songs...you should be able to play your purchased tracks....if not you might need to format the device inside WMP....then you need to check the licenses on your purchased tracks to make sure they dont have any restrictions...if you have any questions...computerrep@gmail.com

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Playing synchronized songs

Renew your Rhapsody subscription and resync

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