Is there a Solution to the WMA problem?

I have been searching through posts about problems getting wma songs to play back on the fuze. I have not seen a solution for it yet.

On my device some wma files play and some get skipped over.  These files play fine on different mp3 players and on different computers.  I returned a previous fuze to the store because I could not get some wma’s to play on it.

I would like to know what other people have done to get their wma files to work on the fuze, or what is the solution, or is it just not going to work?

Depends on the WMA format. WMA Pro or Lossless files are not supported bu Sansa players. What’s the bit-rate on the files that get skipped over vs. the ones that will play?

Regular 'ol .wma files play fine with no problems.

"On my device some wma files play and some get skipped over. "

Could the wma files that are skipped over be protected? If files are protected, they need to be transfered using a media player that transfers licenses, and MTP mode must must be used. Otherwise the licenses won’t transfer to the player, and the files won’t play on the player. The default for WMA when ripping using Windows Media Player is protected.

Hi,

Thanks for responding to me.

These files that don’t play are regular wma files.  They are not lossless or wma pro, i don’t have the software to create those kind of files.

The files i have are not from a subscription music service.

They are of various bit rates and some are 64 some are 80, some are 48,  some are vbr. 

I have an old sansa music player that you have to put a AA battery in and these files work on that.  I have been using these files for years. I have had other mp3 players and they worked on those too.   It is only when I try to put them on my new device that I have problems.

I have dragged and dropped them. I have used both mtp and msc, with dragging and dropping and windows media player.

The previous fuze I purchased i took back to the store because I thought it was defective.  I am going to have to return this one two.

  

auareldo wrote:

 

These files that don’t play are regular wma files.  They are not lossless or wma pro, i don’t have the software to create those kind of files.

 

If you have (or are using) Windows Media Player then, yes you do.

Tapeworm wrote:


auareldo wrote:

 

These files that don’t play are regular wma files.  They are not lossless or wma pro, i don’t have the software to create those kind of files.

 


If you have (or are using) Windows Media Player then, yes you do.

+1.

Windows Media Player creates protected WMA files by default, even if they aren’t Pro or Lossless. Protected files will play fine for a while, but eventually the licenses expire and the player will skip them untill they’re renewed.