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03-17-2006, 04:24 PM
Hello -- my first ever post.
I have been given a used Lyra rd2201a which only plays .mpx files from the CF card. Have reinstalled PMP folder. How do I convert files to the mpx format?
Thanks Seajack

03-17-2006, 05:12 PM
The only information I could find is this:
This is where it gets a little weird. The Lyra doesn't actually play MP3s at all -- you have to run your MP3s through a converter (a driver for MusicMatch, RealPlayer or Windows Media Player), which outputs them to 128 bit "mpx" files, which only your Lyra can read. This cumbersome routine is to prevent you from sharing your MP3s with others. Now you know why people hate SDMI. I believe you can dump WMA files directly to the Lyra, but who besides Bill Gates uses the WMA format? The Rio 500 had none of this SMDI nonesense.

So I guess check RCAs website for the driver for another player.

Moved to Spoon's Forum (Off Topic) as it involved programs other than Illustrate programs.

03-22-2006, 04:23 PM
thanks Lt Data -- I have now DB and MMatch programs to convert to WMA which works on the Lyra!