Error Message when converting encrypted .wma to mp3

Asked by skclewis on 2011-03-25

When I try to convert my .wma files to .mp3, I get the following message. I am running Ubuntu 10.10.

Gstream Error
The stream is encrypted and decryption is not supported.

I searched the forums for similar issues and installed all the Gstream libraries recommended as well as followed the process to install Medibuntu. If I am missing something please advise.

Thank you.

Question information

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SoundConverter Edit question
Assignee:
GautierPortet Edit question
Solved by:
GautierPortet
Solved:
2011-03-28
Last query:
2011-03-28
Last reply:
2011-03-28
GautierPortet (kassoulet) said : #1

Encrypted wma are purposely encrypted files so you can only play them with supported players.
Fluendo offers a non-free GStreamer plugin to play such files [1].

[1] http://www.fluendo.com/shop/product/complete-set-of-playback-plugins/

Best GautierPortet (kassoulet) said : #2

Well, after checking the fluendo documentation: playing DRM-encrypted files is NOT SUPPORTED on Linux.
So: You can't convert those files.

Thanks. appreciate the quick response.