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This is complicated so I will write slowly. I have a client that uses gospel music to entertain the old folks at homes.. When you burn the songs to a cd they burn fine with nero but when you got open them and play the pc says there is no bytes. You can see where is was burned. The client has Bear share, Lime wire, Itunes, and other programs loaded. She pays for Bear share. I can take the same Disk that says no bytes on her PC and put it on mine and read and play it fine. The fist time I opened it up I had to agree to Itunes to see it. But I can play them on Itunes and Media player. I believe she has a DRM frenzy going on between all these programs and keeps it from seeing those songs. when I can see and play them. i even hooked a brand new DVD burner via USB to that PC and burnt the CD and had the same results showing no bytes after burning,Some Ideas Please. Thanks
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You/your client may have burned it into an Audio CD, meaning the music in the CD is 'invisible' to you, but playable on a CD player (eg. Discman, radio CD player, etc). Paying for Bearshare... It's quite a waste of money, unless you're doing corporate stuff through it.

But I can play them on Itunes and Media player.


Also, what media player are you mentioning by that?

And, when your client presents the music to the old folks, what does she use? Does she bring a laptop there to let them listen to it OR she puts the CD in a CD player for them to listen to?

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Also, if it is DRM protected, you may not be able to burn it. You may also not copy the music. I haven't had an experience with DRM-copyrighted music because I buy CDs, I don't buy music online, so I can't say this is 100% correct.

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The music is not invisible to me. I can see the tracks on my pc. Is is invisible on her PC. I can play them on Windows media player and Itunes, she can't because her PC won't see them. I ruled out the theory of a bad cd rom by hooking up a new rom via USB to her pc and it still would not read the cd even after the new rom burnt it. I took the same cd and can play and see the tracks on my pc. They use the tracks on a cd player to play and sing gospel music to the elderly. They are paying for it because they don't want to steal it . I agree that Bear share is a waste.
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Oh. So, where does your client get these gospel music from?

Also, what format did you burn the songs in?

If the problem persists, I'd recommend you/your client not to buy music from the Internet, instead go out and buy CDs. They're set up to play on CD players.

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Thanks, This is going no where, but thanks for the help.
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Ok then. Sorry I couldn't help much.

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