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Subject: Re: Sansa Clip Zip and DRM

Re: Sansa Clip Zip and DRM

From: Dionesque <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:13:12 +0100

Shall I copy the original firmware .bin file over the existing one on the player? Will it cause any problems with the Rockbox booting on this player?

Od: "Dionesque" <>
Do: "Rockbox" <>;
Wysłane: 1:03 Poniedziałek 2014-01-20
Temat: Re: Sansa Clip Zip and DRM

> 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,
> Barbara
> Od: "Bob Proulx"
> Do:;
> 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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