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Samsung LN52B50, PC Share, & mp3

by Chase_C / November 9, 2009 11:51 AM PST

I'm using PC Share with my LN52B750 and having trouble playing mp3. Just a month ago, the TV would find and play them with no problems. Now, all it says is "file format not supported" on all my mp3's. The exact same songs that played not more than a month ago are not recognized now.

Any suggestions?

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Samsung LN52B50, PC Share, & mp3
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 10, 2009 12:04 AM PST

Chase_C,

It could be one of two things:

1. The folder is no longer shared. You might check to see if the folder containing the mp3 files is shared in Windows. You might also right click the folder in the PC Share Manager interface, left click on "Property" and see if they're shared in the PC Manager interface also.

2. DRM (Digital Rights Management restrictions) may have been added to the files, which in some cases can restrict their ability to play. If you have since imported them to a music manager and that music manager added DRM, that may also cause an issue. The only way to determine that is to rip some fresh .mp3s (from Windows Media Player, for instance, in mp3 format) and see if sharing those files works.

Keep me posted!

--HDTech

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DRM?
by Chase_C / November 10, 2009 3:53 AM PST

Thanks for the reply.

I do know the folder is being shared. DRM is a possibility. Don't really understand it though. The songs were paid for and downloaded legally. Only thing to handle them besides PC Share/TV would have been Windows Media Player.

Why would WMP add DRM to music files which did not have it originally? I will get a DRM removal tool and try it on one of the song files. Not sure how to play these on the computer in the future.

Will post back with results.

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DRM?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 10, 2009 9:19 AM PST
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Chase_C,

In some cases, some libraries cause that, although I believe you can choose not to add this when ripping from Windows Media Player. I do know that one of the more popular music managers have paid files that still have limitations on how many times they can be copied, and how the files can be played.

I don't think Windows Media Player does that by default. If anyone wants to chime in, I'd love to hear it.

--HDTech

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