5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2007 4:52 PM by Chris CA
MiltyMoo Level 1 Level 1
I just bought and downloaded a couple of music tracks from 7Digital.com. I should have realized that the files were WMA files but that shouldn't stop them from playing on my Mac since I have WM Player.

Anyway, they won't play. The pop up window says that i need to "verify the path name". what does that mean?

Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    You will need something like EasyWMA to convert them.
  • connor123b Level 1 Level 1
    the reason for this is WMA means Windows Media Audio so WAV means Windows media video it will not play as windows are wierd and wont let mac users play it it will only play on a windows computer or the other option is to try and find a converter for free on the web (google it)which is mac freindly but that might be iligull (sorry about my bad spelling)
  • MiltyMoo Level 1 Level 1
    ya i tried that but with Switch. it won't work. it says either i need to use WMV Player of the file has a DRM which 7digital says their files don't use DRM.
  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7

    Here is the info from 7digital.com:

    "Windows Media Audio (WMA) files are encoded at 192kbps. WMA files contain standard DRM and play across any PC and Windows Media Player installed. WMA files are compatible across a range of digital media players and unfortunately will not work with the iPod or Mac."

    The site does offer a few mp3s for sale, but if you bought WMAs there they are protected. They are also not compatible with Easy WMA or Switch.

    The "standard DRM" they refer to is "Plays For Sure" which can be played, or burned to audio CD, in Windows Media Player.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    *so WAV means Windows media video*
    WAV is an audio file, not a video file.

    windows are wierd and wont let mac users play it
    The reason it does not play is that Mac OS/iTunes does not include the WMA codec.
    This needs to be licensed from Microsoft and Apple has not chosen to do so.