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Thread: 21-day trial won't convert to the free version!

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    Exclamation 21-day trial won't convert to the free version!

    I don't know if it's an issue with my PC, or if I'm just missing a step. My 21-day free trial is over, but the program didn't convert to the free version. It just keeps telling me the trial is over and won't convert any more files. Help?

    I did try uninstalling and reinstalling the program, to no avail.

    EDIT: I was able to convert FLAC to WAV, but not to MP3. Is that a feature you lose with the free version?
    Last edited by tandemlogic; 01-13-2011 at 06:46 PM. Reason: Add new information

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    Re: 21-day trial won't convert to the free version!

    Yes, you lose the ability to convert to mp3 (but not, I believe, to convert from mp3) with the free version. This is because there is a patent on the technology underlying the mp3 codec and the patent holder charges devevlopers such as Spoon a licensing fee for selling software with the ability to create mp3 files. For a description of the various features that the different versions provide see:

    There is a way to turn off the message that the trial period has expired. You might check your dBpowerAMP Configuration file for this. Otherwise, perhaps someone with a better memory than mine can tell you how to do this.

    Best wishes,

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    Re: 21-day trial won't convert to the free version!

    I am having a problem with using the 21 days trial version. I was able to rip one cd with the metadata and cd cover in wave. When I try to rip another cd I do not get the metadata and cd cover anymore. I tried loading other cd's but still no metadata or cd covers. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.

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