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#996354 - 29th Dec 2015 1:21pm DRM . . . on or good thing ? HELP !!!
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Ok wife got a new mp3 player for Xmas + several CD's which we have ripped to laptop running Windows 10, altogether we were trying to put 107 songs on the MP3 player.

Firstly I realized that the trouble was that Win 10 installs them as WMA rather than MP3 so I converted them and roughly half worked fine and work fine on MP3 player.

However the other half are protected by DRM (Digital rights management) meaning the files can't be converted to MP3. So even though we have bought the music legit we cant play it on a device of our choice.

I understand to a point that artists & companies need protection but when does protection become too much ?

Imagine if you bought a DVD but couldn't play it on your DVD player but only laptop even though you have bought a legit copy. Irritating to say the least.

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#996357 - 29th Dec 2015 1:54pm Re: DRM . . . on or good thing ? HELP !!! [Re: dizdazdoz]
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Or burn the WMA file back to a new CD and rip that wink
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#996368 - 29th Dec 2015 3:48pm Re: DRM . . . on or good thing ? HELP !!! [Re: dizdazdoz]
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Thank you will have a try.

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#996384 - 29th Dec 2015 6:26pm Re: DRM . . . on or good thing ? HELP !!! [Re: dizdazdoz]
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Ive not ripped a modern CD for a while, but i remember Windows media player has an option to ignore DRM but you have to agree you could be charged with copyright. Its a tiny little tick box somewhere. Your not far away from where you changed the options from WMA and mp3.

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#996496 - 30th Dec 2015 8:24pm Re: DRM . . . on or good thing ? HELP !!! [Re: dizdazdoz]
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Thanks for help, Mark you are a genius. Just worked out options now (never had this before) and accepted terms. Time to delete a load and reinstall.

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