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1. Why do i get format error when i put songs from a cd on the eclipse? = This is probably because the format that your songs are currently in is not supported by your device. Supported devices on the Mach Speed Eclipse 180 MP3 player are: mp3, wav, and wma. If your music is for example filename.cda, it won't be able to play because of the file format being .cda.
2. I also see the song on the eclipse but it says drm protected and will not play the song. = When ripping your music, check your ripping options in whichever ripping software you are using that protecting music files is off, this may be the reason why your music cannot play - it may be protected to only play on the computer that ripped(recorded or duplicated) the song.
The protection only should come on, when the power amplifier has to give more current than it can deliver. (electronic fuse) If in the music is a lot of subsonic, sound, so low you can't hear and your speakers can't produce, this could cause the problem. Normal CD players will cut of all frequencies beneath 20 Hz, but it could be your PC is giving everything from 1 Hz and above. I would certainly try to play some music over a CD player and check if that would solve your problem. Not sure if that works, what you could do to suppress the sub sonic in the computer music.
Several causes for non-playback: 1. Your CD player doesn't like CD-R 2. Your CD player doesn't recognize wma 3. The music you converted to wma is copy protected and the CD player wont play due to that.
Solutions: 1. Most likely this isn't the problem as most working CD/DVD players recognize CD-R. Double check with your user manual. 2. Check your DVD player's playback formats. Most will play mp3 and wav. If that's the case, rip your music to mp3. 3. There are many hacks out there to remove copy protection. This you'll have to figure out on your own :)
Music - the newer Philips players do not support DRM-protected files. You will have to use songs that are in Mp3 format, or songs that are non-protected WMA's (NOTE: non-protected WMA's generally are only converted from CD's you own. I don't know of any music services that use them).
Video - the installation CD should have come with a program called the Philips (Arcsoft) Media Converter. If you have lost your installation CD, you can acquire this program from the Philips website. The program must be used to convert and transfer videos to your Philips.
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.
maybe the music you are trying to play is protected as many music you buy over the internet is. try loading your player with music you ripped from a cd or make sure the protected music is transfered directly to your player with the program you bought the music with.
If you used Windows Media Player to copy the Cd's to your PC the default setting is to "copy protect my music".
To change that go to Windows Media Player>Tools>Options>Rip Music and uncheck the "copy protect my music" box.
You will need to delete the previously ripped music from your device. Then re-rip the Cd's and transfer them to your device.
Best of Luck.
Did you use your own cd's?
If so, did you use Windows Media Player to copy (rip) them to your computer?
Windows Media Player, by default, has "copy protect my music" selected. To remove this, in Windows Media Player select Tools>Options>Rip Music and un-check the copy protect my music mark.
You will need to delete the music you already transferred, then re-copy the music without protection, then re-transfer them to your device.
Best of Luck.