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My son has a 4gbgo gear and when he downloads songs from cds he just gets a message on the front, DRM licence is not available what is this. Thanks

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  • dc2772 May 11, 2010

    He must be ripping songs from the CDs with a setting which indicates that they are copy-protected. If you tell me how he rips songs from CDs (what program he uses), I can help you further.



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Try to copy or rip those songs to the hard drive and then do the necesary synching to the player so that you can avoid those messages..!!

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