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  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    windows media player


    Hello, can you help please,this is my first time on this forum so hope I am in the correct category.
    I have windows media player version 12, I have put my cd s on it,i then transferred them to a usb flash and all is ok
    but when I put the usb into my music center and it come up error,i also tried it on my car radio just the same.
    When I had the old pc vista all was ok .Is there a setting on the player to cure this problem?
    any ideas please.
    rob

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    What format are your music files? Did you rip your CDs to MP3 when you put them on your PC? If you are trying to play another file format, like .wmv, it depends on whether or not your music player supports that file type. It also depends if the file format doesn't allow playing on another device because of Digital Rights Management (DRM).

    The best thing to do is to rip your CDs to MP3. Most audio players support that and there's no DRM involved. Check your settings in Windows Media Players to set it to rip to MP3.
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  3. #3


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    windows 8.1

    windows media player


    Hello thank you for your prompt reply, yes it is mp3,that is as far as I know as I hope you agree that information and settings are hard to find with windows 8.1
    rob
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  4. #4


    What is the error?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yes, what is the error, but what 'player' are you referring to as your 'music center'? Is it a home theatre, a car stereo, another PC? It really depends on how old it is and what file formats it supports. A model number would be very helpful.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by rob75 View Post
    Hello, can you help please,this is my first time on this forum so hope I am in the correct category.
    I have windows media player version 12, I have put my cd s on it,i then transferred them to a usb flash and all is ok
    but when I put the usb into my music center and it come up error,i also tried it on my car radio just the same.
    When I had the old pc vista all was ok .Is there a setting on the player to cure this problem?
    any ideas please.
    rob
    Hi there

    How did you transfer your Music CD's to the USB.

    Normally Audio CD's have the format track1.cda etc. You need to RIP those into discrete tracks like song1.mp3 or song1.wav or song1.flac and then copy THOSE songs to the usb device.

    If the CD already has data song1.mp3 etc then copy say one of those songs to anywhere on your computer and see if that plays. My suspicion is that you've copied the CD image rather than the proper audio tracks to the usb.

    Another issue -- I'd go for VLC these days rather trhan windows media player - it can play so many more formats - as well as commercial (encrypted) DVD's too.

    A possible side issue -- was the CD made with stuff imported from ITunes or DRM'ed in any way -- I really LOATHE the whole idea of DRM'ed music -===>what's the point of Music if it can't be played when, how and where you want it. If it is DRM'ed you'll either have to EXPORT from old PC to new device with the original program you used to get the music / make the cd or find some way of "De DRM'ing" it -- unfortunately going further on explaining how to do that is against the Forum rules.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #7


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    windows 8.1


    hello and thank you for the last few post`s.As I sated I have been using windows media player and the cd`s are all new and purchased from HMV or Asda. I have been doing this for a while now and have ten usb flash drives and all are ok on my Sony Radio,cd player,usb hub.this problem only came about when I purchased the HP laptop,the media player is version 12,it might be that that is the problem .I take the flash drives with me when we go away in our caravan, save`s taking a load of cd`s
    rob
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