"Q: Why can I only play files I rip back on the computer I ripped them to, and not on another computer on the network (for example)?
A: This limitation is because of the DRM applied to the file, which licensed the file solely for your usage on that computer. To turn DRM off for all content you create in the future, go to WMP7's Tools:Options:CD Audio and uncheck "Enable Personal Rights Management" (this is under Tools:Options:Copy Music, "Protect Content" under newer versions of WMP), which will result in DRM-free content for all content ripped from that point forward.
Generally, I'd simply recommend turning DRM off - going to WMP's Tools:Options:Copy Music and unchecking "Protect Music" - and then rerecording the CDs in question with DRM turned off. After all, even if you recovered the files, they'd *still* be DRMd, and there seems to be no reason for that. "
More at http://keznews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=51783
So, was that PROTECT MUSIC ever "enabled"? If so...
I just recently bought this new puter with vista home premium. My old machine had windows xp with wmp 9. I have several CDs on an external drive (that I bought, but do not have the actual CD anymore). Anyway; I was able to burn these to CD via wmp 9 without a problem. I also managed to burn two of them here in the last two weeks with wmp 11/vista. However, today I am getting a message saying one or more of your selection in your burn list is copy protected. I would like to know how I can burn my music that I own so that I can play it in my car?
I would also like to know if i can roll back to wmp 9 on vista?