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Hello I am very new to this new roxio discussion board. Was very old to old board. I need some help. Hope some one can help me. I have roxio 5.0 plat and 6.0 plat. no problems, almost.

I by my music from walmart for 88 cent a song and then burn the songs to a cd, no problem. Until now when I do the same thing I have been doing for years I get this messege. (YOU DO NOT HAVE A LICENSE TO USE THIS PROTECTED WMA FILE). I dont know why this is happening now. Strange thing I can burn the music using media player to cds so why not roxio 6.0 I can burn song to data cd but not music cd. Even the old songs that I burnt before using roxio says the same thing as above. So can some one help me do I need to down load license from some place or what. This use to work very easy.

 

 

PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT THEHYLAND@AOL.COM THANKS JERRY

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Hello I am very new to this new roxio discussion board. Was very old to old board. I need some help. Hope some one can help me. I have roxio 5.0 plat and 6.0 plat. no problems, almost.

I by my music from walmart for 88 cent a song and then burn the songs to a cd, no problem. Until now when I do the same thing I have been doing for years I get this messege. (YOU DO NOT HAVE A LICENSE TO USE THIS PROTECTED WMA FILE). I dont know why this is happening now. Strange thing I can burn the music using media player to cds so why not roxio 6.0 I can burn song to data cd but not music cd. Even the old songs that I burnt before using roxio says the same thing as above. So can some one help me do I need to down load license from some place or what. This use to work very easy.

PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT THEHYLAND@AOL.COM THANKS JERRY

 

It has to do with Digital Rights and I think the only solution is to burn CDs using WMP. From there you can always capture the files to make a compilation of the songs you want on a CD.

 

As to why it stopped working, you probably did some Windows update that increased the intrusion of Digital Rights into your system.

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It has to do with Digital Rights and I think the only solution is to burn CDs using WMP. From there you can always capture the files to make a compilation of the songs you want on a CD.

 

As to why it stopped working, you probably did some Windows update that increased the intrusion of Digital Rights into your system.

 

OK, that might be a partial reason-- how do we fix it? Because I'm having the same problem. :) I've bought files from Walmart.com, and successfully burned one disc using WMP9 and Easy CD/DVD 6 Platinum. But recently, Audio Central doesn't recognize any of the .wma files at all, and WMP9 sees the files, plays the files, but refuses to burn them, citing "no digital license."

 

I have retrieved my licenses with the help of Walmart, so it should not be a license issue. I have upgraded the Roxio engine component, with no success in burning my music, and have upgraded WMP9 repeatedly. I am attempting to get an upgrade for the Roxio Burning Engine used by WMP9, but cannot find it on the site and the Live Chat people aren't available.

 

Any help would be appreciated! :huh:

 

P-III computer, Windows ME OS

Windows Media Player 9.00.00.3344

384 MB RAM, 30.0 Gb hard drive

Easy CD/DVD Creator 6 Platinum, upgraded engine

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OK, that might be a partial reason-- how do we fix it? Because I'm having the same problem. :) I've bought files from Walmart.com, and successfully burned one disc using WMP9 and Easy CD/DVD 6 Platinum. But recently, Audio Central doesn't recognize any of the .wma files at all, and WMP9 sees the files, plays the files, but refuses to burn them, citing "no digital license."

 

I have retrieved my licenses with the help of Walmart, so it should not be a license issue. I have upgraded the Roxio engine component, with no success in burning my music, and have upgraded WMP9 repeatedly. I am attempting to get an upgrade for the Roxio Burning Engine used by WMP9, but cannot find it on the site and the Live Chat people aren't available.

 

Any help would be appreciated! :huh:

 

P-III computer, Windows ME OS

Windows Media Player 9.00.00.3344

384 MB RAM, 30.0 Gb hard drive

Easy CD/DVD Creator 6 Platinum, upgraded engine

 

(1) DMR usually means there is a limit to how many times you can burn the track (unless you burn it to CD and rip it back to the Hard Drive as a .wav).

 

(2) if you did any kind of reinstall without saving the licence info, it has to be re-set.

 

(3) the DRM is designed so it will ONLY work with WinPlayer, so the number of uses of the song can be monitored and restricted.

 

Lynn

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(1) DMR usually means there is a limit to how many times you can burn the track (unless you burn it to CD and rip it back to the Hard Drive as a .wav).

 

(2) if you did any kind of reinstall without saving the licence info, it has to be re-set.

 

(3) the DRM is designed so it will ONLY work with WinPlayer, so the number of uses of the song can be monitored and restricted.

 

Lynn

 

This is true. But within WMP9, I can right-click on the name of a .wma file, select Properties from the drop-down list, then click the License Tab. It then shows me I have 10 burns to disc remaining (or in the case of Buy.com files, 7 burns.) So it's not an issue of not having any burns left-- the licenses aren't being acknowledged. And since WMP9 is able to see the licenses and play the files, and the glitch comes when Roxio Premium CD Burning takes over... there seems to be a Roxio problem that I haven't been able to track down. :) I've been searching the Knowledge Base like crazy with no success, and Roxann just goes in circles.

 

The reinstalls are more a case of letting WMP get updates/upgrades from the web. That seems to change the version number of WMP9, but I don't think it affects the license data. If there is a way to "re-set" (other than restoring licenses, I've tried that too) I'd like to hear about it, please.

 

--I've also upgraded Roxio's engine component. The Audio Central update says I'm up to the current version already. This doesn't help. I'd hoped to maybe update the Premium CD Burning Applet that WMP uses, but I haven't found any directions to help me do it.

 

Thanks,

Jen

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Like has been stated it is not a Roxio problem.That is how DRM is designed.You are only allowed to burn the original track with the burner the download service designs it for.If after doing that you then rip them back to your harddrive you should be able to use Roxio.That's just DRM for ya.

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Like has been stated it is not a Roxio problem.That is how DRM is designed.You are only allowed to burn the original track with the burner the download service designs it for.If after doing that you then rip them back to your harddrive you should be able to use Roxio.That's just DRM for ya.

 

Using Windows ME, WMP9 burns CDs by using the Roxio CD Burning Applet. This is verified in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

 

WMP9 can see the licenses just fine.

 

The Roxio Premium CD Burning Applet does not see the licenses.

 

So... I fail to see how it isn't a Roxio problem.

 

No offense intended... but this is where my weeks of research and troubleshooting have led me; any efforts to help me figure it out the rest of the way would be appreciated.

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Using Windows ME, WMP9 burns CDs by using the Roxio CD Burning Applet. This is verified in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

 

WMP9 can see the licenses just fine.

 

The Roxio Premium CD Burning Applet does not see the licenses.

 

So... I fail to see how it isn't a Roxio problem.

 

No offense intended... but this is where my weeks of research and troubleshooting have led me; any efforts to help me figure it out the rest of the way would be appreciated.

WinPlayer 9 uses a burning engine designed by Adeptec/Roxio (which is why installing WinPlayer 9 permantly "breaks" ECDC 5 and ECDC 4, unless the Hard Drive is wiped clean and you start from scratch).

 

However, the engine is liscenced to Microsoft, the same way OEM Versions are liscensed to the computer or burner mfgrs that include them as a freebie. They can be (and often are) modified by the liscencee.

 

Roxio designed a different burning engine for Version 6 which does not conflict with the one liscensed to Microsoft.

 

Any additions/changs to the original engine by Microsoft - such as to deal with DRM - do not make any changes to the different engine used by Roxio in Version 6. I believe EMC 7 was completely written from scratch (EMC 7.5 is a combination of Roxio EMC 7 and seveal Sonic products when Sonic bought the rights to Roxio), and am sure EMC 8 was again built from scratch.

 

You are confusing two unrelated items.

 

Lynn

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The harsh reality is that even if it 'is a Roxio problem' it isn't going to be fixed.

 

Last update for V6 was 2 years ago. Product development for V6 stopped when V7 was brought out. Likewise V7 development stopped when V8 was brought out.

 

Terry and Lynn have explained how it works and given you the only workarounds that are available.

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The harsh reality is that even if it 'is a Roxio problem' it isn't going to be fixed.

 

Last update for V6 was 2 years ago. Product development for V6 stopped when V7 was brought out. Likewise V7 development stopped when V8 was brought out.

 

Terry and Lynn have explained how it works and given you the only workarounds that are available.

 

With all due respect, I haven't been given any "solution" or any way to fix the problem-- how to burn my legally purchased files with WMP9/Roxio.

 

Thanks anyway, I guess. I'll try some other websites.

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With all due respect, I haven't been given any "solution" or any way to fix the problem-- how to burn my legally purchased files with WMP9/Roxio.

 

Thanks anyway, I guess. I'll try some other websites.

 

I would define your "problem" as insisting two seperate and essentially UNRELATED programs (WinPlayer 9, Roxio Version 6) are the same - like insisting Cherolet and GMC Truck are the same vehicle.

 

The workaround has been stated, twice.

 

Lynn

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Doing an update of Windows (and I do "custom", I don't trust Microsoft that far), I notice that one of the recommended software updates will strengthen WMDRM - that would be Windows Media Digital Rights Management.

 

I did not install.

 

I suspect you have auto-update.

 

Lynn

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Doing an update of Windows (and I do "custom", I don't trust Microsoft that far), I notice that one of the recommended software updates will strengthen WMDRM - that would be Windows Media Digital Rights Management.

 

I did not install.

 

I suspect you have auto-update.

 

Lynn

 

I guess I just don't get it...

 

So could somebody please state an action or procedure or setting that will allow me to burn my files? Because as it is, all I get are error messages. I can't rip the songs off a CD if I can't burn them to a disc in the first place. I'm using the player the files are designed for (WMP9, according to Walmart), I've reaquired the licenses for the songs, everything should be OK, but it doesn't work.

 

Does anyone know if buying a program to convert the files from .wma to .mp3 might fix this?

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I guess I just don't get it...

 

So could somebody please state an action or procedure or setting that will allow me to burn my files? Because as it is, all I get are error messages. I can't rip the songs off a CD if I can't burn them to a disc in the first place. I'm using the player the files are designed for (WMP9, according to Walmart), I've reaquired the licenses for the songs, everything should be OK, but it doesn't work.

 

Does anyone know if buying a program to convert the files from .wma to .mp3 might fix this?

Use WinPlayer 9. If that doesn't work, speak to wherever you bought the rights to the music, or to Microsoft.

 

The DRM will lock the music to WinPlayer.

 

Lynn

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Someone found this in a different Version Forum -

http://www.walmart.com/swap/Help.do?mainCategoryId=441016

 

Note that it says:

 

How do I burn a CD?

 

Start by playing the song using Windows Media Player. This will ensure the license has been activated, which will allow you to burn it to disc.

On the Windows Media Player File menu, select CDs and Devices, and then Burn Audio CD.

 

It will work with Windows Media Player.

 

It will not work with anything else. That is how DRM is enforced.

 

Lynn

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The solution is simply this (as stated before): Burn the WMA to a CD-RW disk, using <ANY> software that will burn it. Then copy it into the Roxio library as you would any CD track as a WAV or MP3, etc. You're home free and you can burn CDs until the proverbial cows come home. I have encountered this several times and it works!

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