TASCAM DR-10 Audio Recorder will not record - BFW Compliant Software license issue?

The TASCAM DR-05 recorder used to record sermons seems to have stopped recording, While it will playback previous recordings (copied from MacOS), new recordings fail to record. During my investigation, I received a notice that the recording software license had expired. A renewal is $29.99 until 11/15/2019, then $40. I am not convinced this is true, but seems worth the expense to make recordings.

Does this license expiration make sense? The DR-05 manual  mentions BWF compliant recording software, but nothing about license or renewal.

There is driver software which can be downloaded at no cost.
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
Are you sure you're using a memory card that is compatible and is formatted (in the device):

dr-05 specifications
If the card is too large, or not properly formatted, it can cause issues with recording.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
How do you do the recording?
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
Recording uses external lapel mic which has always worked. DR-05 mounted mics also work, but now nothing recorded.  "VU" display shows audio input, but not recorded.

How do I install HCN 'Switch Sound Format Converter' ? what does it do? HCN product list  came with license renewal notice

I know about DR-05 Drivers & Firmware update - but not 'Switch Sound Format Converter' is this needed (i.e. license) for recording?
The 7 Worst Nightmares of a Sysadmin

Fear not! To defend your business’ IT systems we’re going to shine a light on the seven most sinister terrors that haunt sysadmins. That way you can be sure there’s nothing in your stack waiting to go bump in the night.

Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Can you upload sample of the recording for testing?

The recoding is in a proprietary format which is very compact in size and the converter is being used to convert the recording to a file of an audio format which can be played in your computer.
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
>>> Can you upload sample of the recording for testing?

Unfortunately no - recordings are deleted after each session. Trying to record failed & got HCN Switch Sound ad. How do I install Switch Sound  Format Converter software - by connect to Mac & install from there?
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:

Is your recorder the one above?

If yes, there is no need for a software to do recording.

The recordings are saved in microSD card inside the recorder and you only need to take out the microSD card and put it in a USB card reader and copy the files to your computer via the USB card reader.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
>>> Is your recorder the one above? ...Yes

>>> The recordings are saved in microSD card inside the recorder...

However, I have always connected to my Mac vis USB and copied [Click-n-Drag] the files to Mac folder for editing and then dragged from DR-05 to the Mac trash.  I have repeated this process for a year. Two weeks ago came the renew [Switch Sound Format Converter Plus] license notice [from NCH] and I could no longer record.
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.