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    I used a sample in a composition but found I couldn't burn the piece to cd because it was protected. I then realised the sample was for a trial period only and should have then been paid for, so I presume this is the reason. I thought all samples were free. How can I be sure this won't happen with other samples?.

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    I've never heard of this problem. If your process sounds in your productions, that is fine. Was the sound realy a freesound.org file? :roll:

    To hear, you first have to listen
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    I think the trial period of your cd burn program expired, not the trial period of a sample (since there doesn't exist something like this).

    So don't worry about further samples....there is nothing like a trial-period for audioformats

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    Thanks, that's reassuring. But I'm still confused as to why this particular piece won't burn. I've done plenty of others with no problem. I get a message saying 'this WMA file is protected'. I therefore assumed it was some external material. (The piece plays just fine on the PC.)

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    njd
    ... I'm still confused as to why this particular piece won't burn. I've done plenty of others with no problem.
    I get a message saying 'this WMA file is protected'.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management

    [ BTW I don't think Freesound.org has samples in WMA format, (it's a closed proprietary format) ]

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    Well, I did a search for .wma filetype on freesound.org, um, zero results...

    Might want to try editing the file in your audio program?

    Just open it up and copy the track into a new file and save as mp3 or WAV instead?

    Unless that would be illegal, then, you know, don't.

    smile

    Tobias http://teqstudios.com teqstudios@gmail.com
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    Shame on me, I completely forgot about those strange audiotypes, even I am a bit suprised that people are actually using them.

    Anyway: teqstudios +1

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    njd
    ... I'm still confused as to why this particular piece won't burn. I've done plenty of others with no problem. I get a message saying 'this WMA file is protected'. I therefore assumed it was some external material. (The piece plays just fine on the PC.)

    The copyright protection (DRM) is optional on WMA ...

    The WMA codecs are most often used with the ASF container format, which has an optional DRM facility.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Audio#Digital_rights_management

    so some WMA files can be unprotected and copyable, whilst other WMA files are "protected".

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