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Drm have down loaded some music but it is telling somethingabout DRM what dos this mean

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DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It is used to protect purchased & downloaded tracks. Most Philips MP3 players are not compatible with DRM tracks.

If you are ripping your CDs with Windows Media Player, click on Tools -----> Options. Click the Rip Music tab (varies from version to version) and make sure the Copy Protect box is un-ticked.

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Song Formats for Mp3 Players Explained, Part II by Tha Mp3 Doctor WMA files are...


Song Formats for Mp3 Players Explained, Part II
by Tha Mp3 Doctor

WMA files are special. There are two types of WMA file, and the Mp3 or digital Audio Player documentation will not always tell which of these two types the Mp3 player will recognize. Type I is a non-licensed, or non-DRM-protected WMA file. DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, and it is Microsoft’s copyright system for music files. If you have a type of Mp3 player that will only accept non-DRM protected files, the product specs for your player will NOT mention the words "DRM" or "Windows Plays ForSure" on them (unless they are using it in the negative, such as "this player does NOT support DRM encryption"). In MOST cases (there are more and more exceptions), Windows Media Player will convert songs from CD’s that you personally bought from the store into non-DRM encrypted WMA format.

The second type of WMA file is a DRM-encrypted WMA file, and there are several subtypes of these. Every DRM-encrypted file can have "play rights," "burn rights," and "transfer rights." "Play rights" mean you can play the song on your computer, "burn rights" mean you can burn the song to CD, and "transfer rights" mean you can transfer the song to your Mp3 player. Once again, not all WMA files are created equal. If you have a BASIC subscription to a music service such as Napster, you may download songs that have "play rights" – you can play them on your computer without any problem; but they may lack burn rights and transfer rights – so you cannot burn them to CD, or transfer them to your Mp3 player without incident. The solution here is to upgrade your music service to the premium, more expensive subscription that includes burn rights and transfer rights.

Then there are "fixed-term" licenses and "unlimited" licenses on WMA files. A fixed-term license will expire after so many days, months, or years; and will require you to resynchronize your songs to the music service or to your computer in order to continue playing them. This is a key reason behind songs "disappearing." Napster and Rhapsody are two examples of music services with fixed-term licenses. You must resynchronize your Mp3 player to your computer every 30 days, and you must keep you music service subscription active. If you let your subscription lapse, then the songs that were once working will no longer be playable. Once again, the only remedies are to renew your music service subscription (legal), convert those songs into a different format that the Mp3 player will recognize (possibly illegal), or to use DRM-removal software (illegal and unreliable).

One word needs to be said about burning your own personal CD’s and transferring them to the Mp3 player. CD’s naturally put song files into CDA format. Most Mp3 players do not recognize CDA format. So you will have to use Windows Media Player (easiest, IMO) or some other software to convert the CDA files into Mp3, WMA, or some other format that your Mp3 player recognizes, BEFORE you can transfer them to the Mp3 player.

Real Audio files also have an encryption system, and may not work with most Mp3 players – check your product documentation.

Audiobooks are in their own format and bring their own special problems which fall outside the scope of this article.

There are a ton of music services out there. iTunes uses AAC format. Napster, Rhapsody, Bearshare, Spiral Frog, and many others use DRM-protected WMA format nowadays. Limewire and Morpheus generally use Mp3 or non-DRM-encrypted files. Double check the formats that your player will support BEFORE choosing a music service. Conversely, if you already have a music service, choose an mp3 player that’s right for your particular service. Note: most store workers do not have the faintest idea of what I have been discussing in this article, so don’t trust their judgment – educate yourself first.

AS A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB (as always, there are exceptions), all Mp3 players recognize the Mp3 file format. The Mp3 file format is the least problematic of all the file formats. It takes up less space on your Mp3 player than most file formats – so you can load more songs onto your player than if you were using other formats. So, if you download all of your songs into Mp3 format, or tell Windows Media Player to convert your own CD’s into Mp3 format, then you will rarely go wrong.

on Jun 09, 2008 | iRiver H340 MP3 Player

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How can I download music I purchased from iTunes?


Try the following program first, on the following link, if that fails to work for you, then try the second option I have provided. Let me know how this works out and if you need anything else.
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/ipod_itunes/sansadevicesyncwithitunes.html
2. Basically, when you buy music from iTunes, it comes with a copyright protection called DRM. These DRM-protected songs are locked so that they only work with Apple MP3 players. That means that if you bought a Microsoft Zune, you cannot use iTunes music.

So, what is the solution? You have to burn a CD. When you do this, the DRM is removed (because the music is converted to a non-DRM-compatible media). After you burn the CD, you can rip it to your PC as an MP3 file which no longer has DRM.

Alternatively, you can use TuneClone ( http://www.tuneclone.com/ ). TuneClone makes a virtual CD-ROM drive, tricking your PC into believing that you are burning a CD. Therefore, the DRM is removed without wasting a CD.

Here is a link to a tutorial using TuneClone and iTunes 8:
http://itunesm4ptomp3.wordpress.com/2008...


Benjamin

Nov 05, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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I have loaded 116 songs onto an MP3 player but dont seem to have any volume. A messgae comes up saying Media Engine error DRM license not available


sounds like the music you put on it is full of DRM. You can either rip the music off the original cd to mp3 and not include DRM. Or you can request a non DRM version download from where you downloaded it to begin with.

Mar 12, 2010 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Can i use itunes with my mp3?


dear wheezers,do u mean that you want to purchase songs from iTunes and wants to play them in your mp3 player? am I right? maybe you think it's no impossible.but I want to tell u it's absolutely possible.the way is to remove drm protection from the music files purchased from iTunes and then all the music is DRM freely without Digital Rights .so you could plays them on any device including your mp3 player.I recommend the removal tool is http://www.removing-drm.com/media-converter/ you could have a try

Jan 26, 2010 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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On all tracks when i press play i get message ''media engine error! drm license not available'' i have a gogear sa1942


Your song (.WMA) are copy protected by 'Microsoft Windows Media digital rights management (DRM)' and appears to be requesting a license key which needs to be loaded to your player.
Solution:
- Media Player will automatically load those licences keys to your player for your authorised music/media files.
- Alternatively, remove DRM (for song that you own ...) by some third party means software (including burning them on CD with appropriate options)
- Use alternative songs encoding (such as .mp3) that do not this protection.

Dec 28, 2009 | Philips MP3 & Digital Media Players

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How do i download itunes onto my sony walkman


you cant put itunes on a sony walkman if your talking about putting music that you've gotten from itune then you need an aac to mp3 converter

Oct 05, 2009 | Sony Walkman NW-A808 MP3 Player

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Every time i try to play the music it tells me it needs DRM time


Many online music stores employ DRM to restrict usage of music purchased and downloaded online. The best way to overcome this is to download DRM- free tracks. Some online music stores such as amazon, eMusic and Beatport give you DRM free tracks. Try getting your music from them. Or else you can rip the Cds to get the tracks.
hope this solves your problem.

FixYa!!

Sep 29, 2008 | GPX MP3 & Digital Media Players

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Won't read music


Check and make sure that the format you are trying to play is compatible with the player. For instance, iTunes files won't work with this player.

Also, you could be trying to load DRM-protected files from a service like Bearshare. Yuur screen will tell you the files are transferring, but they are really not transferring b/c they have DRM protection. There is not currently a free way that I know of to remove this DRM-encryption, although you can probably buy download rights from your music service.

Unfortunately, the ILo site is down, so their is no way to get a firmware upgrade in case this model is another victim of the Windows Media Player upgrade - WMP 11 messed up a lot of mp3 players regardless of manufacturer.

Mar 14, 2008 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Acoustic solutions


Remove the DRM encryption by buying DRM Removal software (I have not found a free one that still works).

Otherwise, you will have to download only non-DRM protected songs.

Mar 08, 2008 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

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