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Thread: migrating audio licences in windows xp home/wmp 9




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    hey. i have just formatted and reinstalled, and i burnt all of my .wma and .mp3 files to a cd, so i would not lose these. however, i have copied all of these files back onto the formatted disk (same pc, no hardware changes), and now when i try to play them, nothing happens. this seems odd, as wmp 9 recognises them and arranges them in my old playlists, and albums etc. sometimes i get a web page and i click on "migrate licences" and nothing happens for about a minute (i am on 512k) and then i get the message "we are unable to provide you with a licence, please try again later". this is EXTREMELY frustrating, as these are MY files, i have not copied any of them from anyone else, and i had them catalogued how i liked them, now i cannot even play them.

    on the same note, does anyone know of a wma to mp3 converter which does not require one to buy it to convert batch files of more than about 10?? i am despairing because i also wish to buy a portable audio player, and many of these do not support .wma. from now on i shall be using a ripper to mp3 to get my music, as i have had it to the back teeth with stupid "DRM" working AGAINST ME, the end user!

    any help will be immensely appreciated

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    u tried playing these MP3's in some other media player like WinAmp may be so as to confirm that something else is not screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9956
    (note to all folding members :- i am temporarily offline, as can be seen by my 0 contribution over the last week or so. as the terminator said :ill be back!)
    glad to hear it, I was begining to wonder about ya :thumb:

    but aside from asklepios' suggestion to try a different media player, I don't know how to help you on this :shrug:
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    Yep ya'll have to use WinAMP or another similar player now as ya didn't copy the file that contained the old licences for them and without that WMP will take them as bein' illegal copies (ya could try pointin' WMP to ya CD just incase ya did copy that file to it without knowin').

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    argh i hate winamp etc. ah well, i will have 2 deal with it. the funny thing is, a friend of mine had a similar problems, but his copies were.....not so legal ;) and it seemed to work fine


    thanks all
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