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Remove DRM Music From My PC.

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Over the years, I've allowed Windows Media Player copy my music CDs into my "My Music" folder. About six months ago, my wife and I decided to stop buying CDs and opted to rent music from Napster. After having the service for a while, we decided it was silly to pay a monthly fee when we could still be buying music and just "own it". So...we cancelled our service. Recently, I turned on Windows Media Player and told it to play all of the music I have randomly. In the middle of cleaning my house, the music stopped. When I came to the PC to see what was going on, a usage rights screen had appeared. Media Player was asking me to renew my subscription with Napster. Now, of course, I'd like to get the old Napster music off of my computer but I can't figure out a way to seperate it from the music I actually own.

I tried to google a way to search for this kind of music, but my results were advertisements for DRM converters. I'm not interested in that. I'd really like to just delete the music.

Is there a way for me to search my computer for ONLY the Napster music? My owned songs are .MP3 format so I had hoped to seperate the music by using file extensions. Online, I found that Napster uses either .mpeg or .nap file extensions. I have neither of those extensions in my music folder. My best guess now is that the songs are DRM .mp3 songs.

How can I seperate them?

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Running Vista Ultimate.



Edited by magusbuckley, 13 August 2008 - 09:32 PM.

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