Sansa e250 keeps saying "SYNCHRONIZE TO CONTINUE YOUR MUSIC SUBSCRIPTION"
Sansa e250 plays my audio books great (WMA FORMAt) for about four months then it states synchronize to continue your subscription. I never had a subscription other then the free three months of rhapsody it came with. Now I can transfer books to the device but not listen to them. I have tryed changing from MSC to MTP mode several times and it doesn't work. This happened about 4 months ago and something I did worked but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was I did. The last few months I would download off my library site on the MTP mode and never change the setting. It transferred and played just fine. It will not let you download from the MSC mode. please help this is driving me crazy! The Rhapsody, Sansa , and Library people offered no help. This really is crazy!
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Here's the deal with WMA files - once your subscription expires (or really, the license on the WMA file expires) - you will have to renew your music service subscription or the song will no longer play on your device.
Use Mp3 format songs - they'll never give you this problem.
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That is the problem with WMA's - they are glitchy, the licenses expire after a while, and the songs you paid for are no good if you allow your music service subscription to expire. You actually have to renew the songs through Rhapsody, delete the existing ones after your Sansa, and then re-sync them through Windows Media Player.
If you only download and transfer songs in mp3 format, they will never give you this problem.
Audio files from music subscriptino services come in several formats - Mp3, WMA, AAC, and sometimes WAV. The Rhapsody trial is for a subscription level that gives you the songs in WMA format. They have a license system on them called DRM protection. That is the problem with services that give you WMA files - once your subscription has expired, you cannot use the songs anymore, no matter how much you paid for them.
Your solution is to subscribe to Rhapsody's Mp3 Only service - it is more expensive, but you can continue to use the songs after your subscription has expired. Rhapsody offers several subscriptions - the only one that will solve your problem is the Mp3 Only service. Cheaper alternatives are more risky (virus-prone), but they include Limewire, Frostwire, and Morpheus - beware: all 3 of these services offer songs in multiple file formats - make sure that the songs you download are in mp3 format. Some ISP's will cut off your internet service if you use Limewire.
I ran into the same problem with my Sansa when listening to legally downloaded audio books from the local library. This is what I found:
" Are you sure the player is in MTP(plays for sure) mode when you transfer it? You
can check by going to settings>usb mode on the player itself. I
think it needs to be for you to use library files like that. " (This worked for me)
"are you copy and pasting the files? if so you will need to use WMP to
sync the files. copy and paste might not be transferring the license." (didn't try this -- didn't need to)
The songs that are giving you this message are in WMA - the music service that was used to download them either has an expired subscription, or you have to resynchronize that player to that music service (whether it was Rhapsody or not). Also, the songs that are giving you this message might have had fixed-term licenses, and now the licenses have expired. Here are your options: 1) Renew the music service subscription 2) If it is renewed, then resynchronize your player to that music service 3) Convert those songs to mp3 format (probably illegal) 4) Remove the DRM encryption from those songs (definitely illegal)
1. go to the settings menu on your player
2. go to USB and change it to MTP
3. Plug it into your PC
4. Open My Computer and right click on your player
5. Click on format
6. open windows media player
7. click on library and start adding songs to your player
8. click on "sync" at the bottom of the playlist on the right
9. that should do it!
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
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.
You have no capacity in your firmware for this audiobook to be "OKed" on your device. You therefore cannot play it!
Sorry for the bad news! but your device does have limited playback capabilities! please mark this as solved, i would appreciate it!