View Full Version : Converting wma to MP3

07-08-2002, 02:18 PM
I have legitimate files ripped from my cdís done in wma format. After copying all the music files to the new hard drive, Iím getting the protection error and I know this is normal. I just want to get away from the wma and convert to mp3. Is there any way of doing this, even thru Media player or removing the protection?

07-08-2002, 03:22 PM
It is a bad idea on two counts, first the programs you would have to run are very shady, and you might be leaving yourself open to virus attack.

Secondly it is generally a bad idea to convert from one lossy format (wma) to another (mp3) as the quality always degrades.

You are far better re-ripping them.

07-08-2002, 06:34 PM
Thanx Spoon... I kinda figured as much. It just took so much time, theres over 1500 songs. I found that most will now play in Media Player again since I restored the drmv2key.bak but some won't. At least I think thats the file. It took me to Microsoft.com and updated the file. But when I try to play some tracks, I get the "License could not be found" error and whats strange is that they were all ripped at the same time on the same machine. Anyway, thanx for the reply.. I guess I'll start re-ripping them again :(