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protected music files

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by mauipono, Nov 10, 2005.

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  1. mauipono

    mauipono Thread Starter

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    I made the mistake of thinking I could use iTunes, Napster and Windows Media Player rather than choose just one. I buy music from iTunes & Napster. Now I have a simple mp3 player that works through Windows Media Player and I'd like to bring all of my purchased music together and upload it to my mp3 player. Some songs are protected apparently and won't transfer whereas other songs transfer just fine.

    For the protected songs, I tried burning it onto a cd, then ripping it to WMP, but it won't even rip, saying it is protected. I'm irritated because I am very adamant about buying all of my music and yet here I am unable to use it the way I want to. Got any ideas to help me?
     
  2. u4eah

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    try ripping with exact audio copy (free) and then compress the wav files to mp3. You can then load them to player
     
  3. mauipono

    mauipono Thread Starter

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    thanks...i'll try it.
     
  4. Moby

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    You have to burn your tracks to a CD as an audio CD to be able to rip them back to mp3. If you are getting the protected warning from the CD then it sounds like you have burned them to disc as data (as they are) files and not created an audio CD.
     
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