Can Play Audio File (DRM error)

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by finsfree, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. finsfree

    finsfree Member

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    I have a CD that I bought and copied the files to the computer, but when I go to play them I get a DRM error like it's protected. How can I remove this?
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  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Did you just copy the files or rip them with something like Windows Media Player?
     
  3. finsfree

    finsfree Member

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    Just copied them.
     
  4. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    That's probably why. You need to rip them with software.
     
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  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Use Windows media player to rip them to your music library as mp3's.
     
  6. finsfree

    finsfree Member

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    I no longer have the original CD I copied these music files from. How could I play these music files without these errors popping up? These are all WMA files.

    Thanks,
     
  7. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    In my experience, If I tried copying music from cd to hdd then all it woild do is create a shortcut, it wouldn't actually copy the file. Have these files ever played correctly? What is the file size?
     
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  8. Jamebonds1

    Jamebonds1 Active Member

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    The media software can't play DRM if they are not in correct location. EX: Outside of CD.

    If you still have CD, you can try one of free CD ripper. I'm able to get FLAC and it sound better.
    http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/

    As legal experienced, if you no longer have original CD, you might have to remove music file from PC as well.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
  9. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Wow, here's someone we haven't seen in a while :D
     
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  10. Jamebonds1

    Jamebonds1 Active Member

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    Haha. Good to see you too.
     
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