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spi mp3 player

by BCR_9er / March 20, 2008 12:22 PM PDT

I just received an spi mp3 player for my birthday. So far I've got songs put into it. However, some songs won't play and have a message that says "request time". Anyone know what the problem is?

I noticed that the songs that had the "request time" message were songs that I purchased from yahoo music. Is it possible that these songs have some sort of copyright protection that would prevent it from player on an mp3 player?

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You're probably right about that
by ktreb / March 20, 2008 2:32 PM PDT
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I don't have that player, so I can't really comment on the "request time". You could try burning those songs to an audio cd then rip back to your computer then put on the player. If it works, then problem solved. Most of Yahoo Music stuff does have copy protection. More than likely they are not mp3 files but are copy protected wma files. They may be playable on supported mp3 players, but you usually have to go through a process of authorizing it, usually through the software that you use to buy the songs. The copy protection shouldn't keep you from burning them to an audio cd unless they are subscription tracks rather than purchased.

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by BCR_9er / March 21, 2008 7:34 AM PDT

I had the same thought about burning to a CD and back the computer. So I did it and it worked. Thanks a lot sir!

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