WMP Licence query

  muddypaws 11:37 16 Dec 2010

I have two Xmas carol CDs ( amongst others) which won't play in WMP 11 due to Licence problem. On clicking the d/l button I get the following:
click here
Would appreciate help as to what I need to d/losd.
I have goggled, even Googled, and I am none the wiser.
XP Home SP3

  Woolwell 11:40 16 Dec 2010

Try using IE instead of Firefox.

  muddypaws 11:47 16 Dec 2010

I have chenged the above link. click here
I don't have the IE browser, if that ia what you mean.
Tried to install it many times and it fails. Even tried the MS 'problem' solutions, but that's another story. How do I use IE for WMP?

  Woolwell 11:49 16 Dec 2010

I have found that sometimes MS downloads only work with Internet Explorer and this seems to be the case this time.

  Big L 266 11:49 16 Dec 2010


muddypaws....I would suggest you delete all tracks from both cds and the computer and 'rip' them again.

This will require you to go into the WMP11 'rip' settings and untick the 'protected' box. Unticking the box then allows you to 'rip' the tracks and removes what is usually called 'digital rights management' (or 'drm'). You can then re-rip both cds onto WMP11 and play them without your computer going online to see if you have a licence to play these tracks which is what it does at present.

Hope this will help.

Big L 266

  muddypaws 11:53 16 Dec 2010

Back to the original query--what do I need to download re 'netscape'. I could give it a try.
Have d/loaded licences before with FF.
Thanks for quick responses.

  muddypaws 11:53 16 Dec 2010

Big L 266
Sounds good.
Will come back.

  Woolwell 11:56 16 Dec 2010

Try B L 266's first. With my route you would need Internet Explorer.

  wolfie3000 11:57 16 Dec 2010

Download winamp, saves all the licensing garbage.

  tullie 12:18 16 Dec 2010

You should have IE,its part of Windows

  muddypaws 12:34 16 Dec 2010

Yes -I have it in All Progs, but when I open the folder and click on the IE browser button it is dead.
I have re d/loaded IE sveral times over the months in the past with the same result so have given up.
Don't want to create a another subject on this thread.
Thanks, but just for 2 CDs out of 30 gigs of music will give winamp s miss. Thanks anyway.
Big L 266
The only slight problem with re-ripping is that I now can't find those CDs!!
Think I will have to live with the problem.
Unless some other miraculous solution appears here
I will have to resolve.
Going to copy them to a usb stick and see what happens. One never knows!

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