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Subject: Re: Sansa Clip Zip and DRM

Re: Sansa Clip Zip and DRM

From: Dionesque <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:00:38 +0100

Hello Bob!

Tank you for your reply!
I don't think my library's DRM files are corrupted, I've been able to transfer and to play them on my daughter's Sony player.
So apparently it's a Clip Zip issue only. When I try to synch them using Windows Media Player, I'm getting a message from WMP that my player doesn't support DRM10. Of course I'm trying to synch while booted with the original firmware and while connected on MTP mode.
My original firmware version is 01.01.18 and according to Sandisc website, this version supports DRM10 as I'm also able to switch to MTP mode.
What else can I do to play these DRM files upon the original firmware?
I agree with you that DRM is bad, there should be a better way to restricting the files distribution but unfortunately my local library offers only DRM10-protected audiobooks so I have no choice there...
Kind regards,


Od: "Bob Proulx" <>
Wysłane: 23:12 Niedziela 2014-01-19
Temat: Re: Sansa Clip Zip and DRM

> Dionesque wrote:
> > Does it mean than that I may be able to copy the DRM audio file into
> > my Sansa Clip Zip while booting it with the original firmware? I
> > tried this, using the power on/off button and the "left" button,
> > this works, the player boots with the original firmware. Still, I
> > didn't manage to get the audio file onto the player...
> Remember that when booting the original firmware that you are not
> running Rockbox at that time. You should be able to perform all of
> the original capabilities and have access to all of the features of
> the original firmware. If not then it isn't a problem associated with
> Rockbox. The original firmware would control the data transfer and
> the ability to play those files.
> It "feels" to me that your DRM files may be corrupted. Making things
> harder to debug. This is just one of the many reasons DRM is bad.
> Bob
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Received on 2014-01-20

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