Missing Media Usage Rights

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by hynzytheweirdo, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. I have a song which I accidentally ripped from a CD with the 'Copy protect
    music' option on. I no longer have the CD from which the track originally
    came, and was thinking to remove the DRM I could burn the track to a blank CD
    and rip it again with the 'copy protect music' option off.

    However, when I came to do this Media Player wouldn't burn the track to the
    CD because it said I was missing the burn rights for that song. I checked out
    the Media Usage Rights tab in the track's properties, and it turns out I
    don't have the right to play, burn, sync, collaborative play the track or
    back up the media usage rights.

    The problem arises from me being able to play this song fine in WMP, over
    and over again. How do I replace these missing media usage rights?
    hynzytheweirdo, Nov 14, 2008
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  2. I figured a possible reason why the rights could be missing - Windows messed
    up on my PC about six, maybe seven months ago, and I had to reinstall it. I
    believe that whilst copying my files from the broken installation (which
    would no longer boot) to the new installation, the copying of my License
    Backup folder failed. At the time I ignored it, figuring the licenses were
    for files that I no longer played (I'm an iPod owner, and iTunes is my
    primary audio player), but now I realise that these 4 or 5 files that I don't
    have on my iPod had licenses, which are now lost.

    Thanks, I'll try and find audacity.
    hynzytheweirdo, Nov 16, 2008
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  3. hynzytheweirdo

    Kurt Guest

    Same topic but different scenario: I transfer digital recordings (personal
    use) from a voice recorder to my PC and the files are transferred as '.wav'.
    When trying to burn the files to CD, I get an error, "...file has error or is
    missing burn rights..." I've burn these files before so I don't know why
    this error now, except maybe an earlier WMP version.
    Kurt, Jul 24, 2009
  4. hynzytheweirdo

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    WAV files don't have burn rights issues.

    Do they play correctly in WMP?
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 27, 2009
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