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Music Downloads - Problems with Squeeze Box

Discussion in 'Music Streamers' started by norderney, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. norderney

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    I have a Squeeze Box from Slim Devices which allows me to play MP3 files from my PC via my Hi-Fi. I have used EAC/Lame encoder to create the VBR MP3 files.

    I have tried downloading some music tracks from HMV and GWR's Hear It, Buy It, Burn It. The track downloaded from HMV is encoded using WMA v 9.00 (OD2) but my Squeeze Box does not "see" this track.

    I downloaded a track from GWR's Hear It, Buy It, Burn It which was encoded using WMA V 7.00 (OD2), the Squeeze Box can "see" this track but when selected it is just silent. I can play both these tracks ok on my PC using MusicMatch.

    Is there a way of converting WMA to MP3?

    Any ideas would be appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. extremelydodgy

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    I don't know if the Squeezebox supports secured formats. I don't think it does actually. Not many home media players do. Drop Slim a line. They may have updates.
     
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    It's probably to do with the fact that the tracks are DRM encoded ie, protected. I have no experience on other legal music download stores, but one way round this using tracks from the iTunes Music Store (and I expect all other stores are the same) is to burn a cd using the tracks then import them as unprotected tracks. Long-winded but it works.
     

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