February 26, 2005
Zen Micro - "No License to Play"
Had my first issue with the Zen Micro / Napster To Go combo today. Suddenly many of my Napster downloaded files refused to play, citing "No Licence to Play, please sync with PC". Brilliant. So I tried to sync with the PC, but no luck, seemingly the licenses didn't copy over correctly.
I kind of blame the Zen Micro for this. I use the 2.10.5 firmware, the only one that is compatible with Napster To Go. It is in BETA. :( Well, hopefully Creative sorts this out. It will be more than a bit annoying.
Solution; delete all DRM files from the device and copy them across once more. A new license will be issued for the next two weeks (?) and you are back on the road. Naturally, with a 1" HDD inside this takes a while...
Posted by ludvig at February 26, 2005 11:20 PM
Have the same problem...seemingly every 3 or 4 days have to totally remove all songs from the device and reinstall. Problem, however, is that each time I do this I lose more songs, because of the DRM downloads allowed in a month.
iTunes + iPod = $10,000
napstertogo + Zen Micro = HEADACHES!
Hi am having the same problem how do you Delete the DRM downloads ??
Ray; what I did was to use Media Player 10 as the synchronization application. There is a Playlist defined in the Sync section which is called Napster Downloads.
- First add this to the sync list.
- Sync. Media Player will detect that it is already on the player.
- Remove from sync list.
- Sync. Files will be deleted.
- Add to sync list.
- Sync. New copies will be copied to the player and with that also new licenses.
I finally returned my Micro yesterday for this issue. Today they released a firmware update (beta) that fixes it. Search "licence issue" in Creatives forum. I really liked the Micro much better than the iriver Iswitched to, so I suppose I'll switch back....