[lcfbtech] Re: Unprotecting mp3 files

  • From: Billy Stanton <billy_stanton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lcfbtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lcfbtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:39:54 -0500

Hi Lori,

Well, I am not familiar with the cdex software you are using to import your 
cd's, but usually when someone is referring to "protected" files, they are 
referring to music files purchased from the iTunes store for example. I would 
be surprised if this cdex software was doing something to "protect" your mp3 

I think the first thing I'd do is confirm that the software is compressing your 
music files as mp3 and not something else. Have a look at the file extensions 
and see if they play on your computer with Windows Media Player.

If all of that looks good, then maybe you are missing something with the mp3 
player. Maybe it is picky about how the files are structured.

Hope this helps,
Billy Stanton
Assistive Technology Specialist
Lions Center for the Blind 
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Oakland, CA 94612
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-----Original Message-----
From: lcfbtech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lcfbtech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Lori Castner
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:12 PM
To: lcfbtech
Subject: [lcfbtech] Unprotecting mp3 files

I bought an MP3 player, but I'm finding it will not play the mp3 files I create 
with cdex from my CD collection. The q&a for the player say that the
mp3 files must be unprotected in order to play.  Does anyone know how to 
unprotect mp3 files?

Lori Castner

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