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Problem with Sonicstage 3.2 Copyright

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by ednasgoldfishuk, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. ednasgoldfishuk

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    Ok got a big problem with my NWHD1, I bought an American player as it wasnt out in England when I bought it, all has been well with it though no problems.
    Until now, Ive just moved to Germany and so had to get a new PC, got this put on Sonicstage v.3.2 but had to initialise the device (was going to do it anyway due to renaming everything with tag and rename). Now I tried to transfer the music back on to the player and on EVERY track it says file format not supported or copyright error. These are the exact same tracks (I brought the hard drives with my music on over). Anyone know a workaround for this, Ive got about 8000 tracks to put back on there and at the moment my drives to work are pretty boring without my player!
    Any help would be great.
    Cheers
     
  2. ednasgoldfishuk

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    Well Sony emailed back and gave the usual tripe but basically said they dont know why it should be doing this. Anyone have any good ideas?
     
  3. Sander151187

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    What the h*ll is Sony doing? I'm getting pretty bored of this DRM/Sony crap.
    The answer to all DRM related question is: "Sorry, we can't help you"
    Anyone knows a way to get rid of this DRM and the OpenMG files?
     
  4. Sasso

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    its called SS3.2 and unticking the copy protection box. (before you rip everything)

    Otherwise start rippin.
     
  5. Beethovenian

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    Read Ryzir's very helpful guide. It tells you how to get rid of DRM.
     
  6. ednasgoldfishuk

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    None of these MP3s have been ripped using sonicstage, none of them have any DRM on them, they should in theory be good to go, but apparently Sonicstage thinks not.
     
  7. ednasgoldfishuk

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    Yeah thanks tried that again same error msg that the file isnt supported or had copy protection, these are raw mp3s with no protection so should be fine and were on my player only a week ago no problems. Since Ive swapped to my new PC and with sonicstage 3.2 the problem has started.
     
  8. ednasgoldfishuk

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    maybe if someone knows where I could download SS 2.2 or 2.3 from it might work again?
     
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    Didn't know they were MP3s. Yes, it's completely bizarre that SonicStage is creating problems with these files. Can you play the files with any other software player?
     
  11. ednasgoldfishuk

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    Yeah thats the weird thing, they play in all other players and work actually play in SS but when I try and convert them it just wont do it, and when i use the backup tool it says its converted them but then SS tries to reconvert them.
     
  12. ednasgoldfishuk

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    That mp3 file manager doesnt seem to want to work either, it wont detect my NWHD1 being plugged in, maybe you know where I can download 2.3 or 2.2?
     
  13. theguff

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    im having exactly the same problem as Ednasgoldfishuk...i have a Sony NW-HD1.

    i reinstalled xp to freshen up my computer, and when i loaded the new sonicstage i got an error message relating to copyright. it said to avoid this i could either authorize the player or computer, or delete all the files on the player.

    As i had them on my computer i decided to delete the files off the player and put them on again, however when i tried this i got the same message as ednas...

    i have managed to put a few albums on but only ones that were ripped after windows was reinstalled. i could re-rip every cd but really cant be bothered.

    ive tried Ryzirs software suggestion, i really need an old version of sonicstage (2.1 or 2.3 would be great) or im open to new ideas if anyone has any!!
     
  14. ednasgoldfishuk

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    Yeah I tried rereipping CDs and this seems to work, but still I have over 9000 tracks to put on there and the majority of the original CDs are back in England not here in Germany. I transferred some tracks onto a work laptop and will try and install SS on that and see if that gives me any luck.
     
  15. ednasgoldfishuk

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    No luck, the laptop came up with exactly the same error, I dont know what the hell is going on here, Im going to ring sony later and see if they have any better ideas for my almost useless HD1 now.
     
  16. Axemeister

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    Yes I've had a similar problem after reinstalling XP. It imported all the audio files OK into SS 3.2 but none will play 'cos of copyright issues. Blimmin' frustrating. I'm pretty well resigned to re-ripping the whole lot.
    I think if you can open the files in SS 3.2 then you can remove the copyright restrictions, but if you can't open the files, then I think you're probably stuck. If anyone has an alternative plan, I'd be glad to hear.
     
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    just rung sony and they said that the tracks are copyrighted, and well he didnt seem to believe me. The only thing I can think in my case is that its Authorised on a device in england and also Germany and maybe its not loving that. Well they play ok but wont transfer, dunno this is making me hate a device that is otherwise great!
     
  18. ednasgoldfishuk

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    Ok after being soo frustrated Ive finally fixed the problem,Ok I cant eliminate the exact problem but its either one of two things!

    I thought perhaps it was a file type error so I uninstalled the whole Tsunami filter pack, reinstalled SS3.2 and restarted, this part I think is probably what it is, this may seem obvious but when it first starts tell it to associate with mp3 files, I never ticked this assuming that I didnt want SS to automatically play my mp3 files but maybe without that it wont even convert them. Anyway try that if you have the same problem as me!
     

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