Q: Does LiteOn 812S & SonicMyDVD 4.5 really read+burn *.wma files that were legally downloaded from WalMart? Media is Maxell CD-R music.
History: got 812S last fall, installed ok?, my W2ksp3 recognized drive as CD-ROM only, wrote LitOn tech support, told to upgrade f/w, no change, downloaded WinMediaPlayer 9.0, no change [WMP9 did/does not recognize drive as CD-RW]; returned drive, got new one, same problem.
Then to LiteOn tech support, I write email begging for help. Their reply:
It seems Sonic doesn't support the source file you wanted to burn.
Please check this before burned.
So then to Sonic tech support, I logged ticket detailing LiteOn answer. Their reply:
Incident ID = T332639
Short Description = MWA files incompatable
Progress Status = In Progress
Description = Importing Files
LITEON TechSupp tells me that your software does not support MWA files downloaded from WalMat.com....strange..
<Tech-Support Response>: by Kevin Jamieson, 12/22/2004 1:32 PM [Kevin Jamieson -- 12/22/04 1:31 PM]
Iâ€™ve never heard of MWA files, but I have heard of WMA files, is that what you mean? We support those, but only if theyâ€™re not copy protected, which the files from Walmart certainly are.
If you legally purchase your music, there is going to be copy protection on it and you canâ€™t use it
in our software. Sorry
So, CDFREAKS, I donâ€™t mind when you laugh at me, just donâ€™t point.
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