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

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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.
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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 Man IT Manager
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How do you do the recording?
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/IT

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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?
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Jackie Man IT Manager
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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/IT

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>>> 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?
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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1311326-REG/tascam_dr_05r_dr_05_solid_state_digital.html?c3api=2572%2C113041717267&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlPORq76-1wIV2gcqCh25VgHtEAAYASAAEgLyL_D_BwE

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.
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/IT

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>>> 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.
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Thanks!

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