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Archived:CMdaAudioPlayerUtility consumes two playback rights on S60 2nd Edition (Known Issue)

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Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681
Nokia N70
Platform(s): S60 2nd Edition, FP2
S60 2nd Edition, FP3
S60 2nd Edition (initial release)
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (12 Jan 2006)
Last edited: hamishwillee (15 Jun 2012)



When using CMdaAudioPlayerUtility to play DRM-protected audio with a limited playcount, two playback rights are consumed instead of one.


CMdaAudioPlayerUtility consumes two playback rights from a DRM-protected audio file that has a limited playcount.
The first right is consumed when opening the audio file (wrapped inside .dcf container), using either
Another right is consumed when starting the playback with

How to reproduce

(See detailed description).


No known solution exists. On S60 2nd Edition, 3rd-party applications should not try to play protected content.
Note that S60 3rd Edition provides a new utility API (CDrmPlayerUtility) that supports playback of protected audio and is not affected by this issue.

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