Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:15 PM
I had for many years some old songs in my laptop Library Windows Media Player, ripped many years ago from two CD's I've got from a friend.
I ripped the CD's using WMP rip process. The audio files were then in the Library of the WMP and in My Music as WMA files[terrible mistake].
I recently purchased a new laptop and copied all My Documents files from the old one including My Music, which I transferred to the new one, and reformatted the old machine (to give it to my son).
When trying to play now these songs from My Music I get a internet message from Microsoft stating that this is a DRM protected file and I need a license.....
In an attempt to solve the problem, I installed VLC and set it as my default player
When playing an audio file the VLC GUI automatically open but no sound (the cursor showing the song progress is moving).
If I click on the tab AUDIO, all the options are gray except Audio track
I tried converting a file to different other format, in vain.
I used Daemon Tools, mounted an image file and tried to burn it to a CD (in order to rip it back) but with no success - cannot burn
I used magic ISO - same problem cannot burn the files/
The CD's from which I copied the songs where already scratched and now are an-available (have been lost).
Is there any way to play again these audio files? or are they "lost for ever"
Any suggestion? Thanks