Originally Posted by ArticMage
Well I believe there wma files. I keep seeing PCM everywhere under audio type, but I dont know what that is, and the files show up when I try to open them from something that says it will only show .wav,.mp3,.wma ect... So yeah, but what is a DRM wma then? How do I find out?
PCM = WAV files, most likely (these are not MP3's - these are uncompressed music files). You can confirm by checking the file type in Explorer (would show up as "Wave Sound" or the Summary of the file (Audio format would say "PCM").
Are these files getting created by a CD ripping program? If so, check the settings - it's either set to WAV only, or it's trying to do an MP3 rip and failing halfway through. CD ripping programs usually extract to a PCM file first, then encode to MP3 or WMA as a second step.
As for DRM vs non-DRM WMA, easy check for that: In Explorer, check the properties of the WMA file, and then "Protected" under the Summary. No = it's not DRM, Yes = it is DRM. DRM is Digital Rights Protection - it's what the Zune Pass uses to control how music files can be distributed.