You people don't know the troubles you cause. I am a very new member of DC and just getting started with my search for software. Yesterday I read the Best of 2007 and found myself checking out and/or downloading several neat little programs, only one of which I've installed so far. You see, I have developed a doozy of a disability that requires me to take a basket-load of meds each day, most of which cut my IQ exponentially. Today I stumbled upon your thread and because I've been searching for a decent music and video player, I very much appreciated all the great suggestions.
Many moons ago I was signed up with Music Match Jukebox for the excellent reason that it came installed on this Dell. I purchased a number of albums and singles, mostly sixties and seventies stuff [hence the name oldfart]. I haven't been listening to music much this past year due to my difficulties but I've gotten somewhat used to all the damn meds and have begun to play with the computer more and listening to music was one of my first desires.
I had quit MMJ [I had purchased PLUS and had a subscription to their library at one time] Anywho, I first downloaded 1by1 and then read about JRiver having a free version and grabbed it. I installed the program and imported my library, none of which would play. After fumbling around for a bit I noticed that it was a DRM problem, they could not verify my license. I finally woke up and Googled MMJ but it kept taking me to Yahoo. Eventually I figured out that MMJ was apparently absorbed by Yahoo so I downloaded and installed Yahoo's player. Sure enough, when I tried to play my music it had the same DRM problem but it did bring up a window asking me for my MMJ user name and password. Thankfully I was able to go to my password keeper [see thread concerning password managers] and find my old MMJ info.
I imported my library once again and was pleased to see it find my license and play the song. I then opened JRiver and it played the tune also. Unfortunately it would only play that song. I am going to have to play each song on Yahoo first to obtain my license before I can use any other player.
I think I read something about the importance of backing up you license somewhere upstream of this post and I plan to find that post and dutifully follow its suggestion.
Thanks to all you nice folks for providing me with both excellent knowledge about media players but also giving me a whole afternoon's activity.