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DRM Issue

  1. #1


    jonno Guest

    DRM Issue

    Hi,
    I am having a problem with DRM on Vista. When I try and play any DRM
    protected content Windows Media Player just says Windows Media Player
    encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance,
    Click web help. I have clicked web help and that didn't help at all. I have
    done system restores back to when I know it was working and that doesn't
    work. I have located the DRM folder and there wasn't anything in the folder
    apart from a hidden folder called server. Apart for re-installing the OS I am
    not sure what to do.

    Any Ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: DRM Issue

    download VLC and try it.
    plays music, and videos.

    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.commikeyhsd@sport.rr.com

    "jonno" <jonno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:55255F7C-8EC2-43CB-9EB4-630A08760F27@microsoft.com...
    Hi,
    I am having a problem with DRM on Vista. When I try and play any DRM
    protected content Windows Media Player just says Windows Media Player
    encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance,
    Click web help. I have clicked web help and that didn't help at all. I have
    done system restores back to when I know it was working and that doesn't
    work. I have located the DRM folder and there wasn't anything in the folder
    apart from a hidden folder called server. Apart for re-installing the OS I am
    not sure what to do.

    Any Ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    jonno Guest

    Re: DRM Issue

    Cheers I will give it a go! But I am hoping to fix media player!

    "mikeyhsd" wrote:

    > download VLC and try it.
    > plays music, and videos.
    >
    > mikeyhsd@sport.rr.commikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
    >
    > "jonno" <jonno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:55255F7C-8EC2-43CB-9EB4-630A08760F27@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > I am having a problem with DRM on Vista. When I try and play any DRM
    > protected content Windows Media Player just says Windows Media Player
    > encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance,
    > Click web help. I have clicked web help and that didn't help at all. I have
    > done system restores back to when I know it was working and that doesn't
    > work. I have located the DRM folder and there wasn't anything in the folder
    > apart from a hidden folder called server. Apart for re-installing the OS I am
    > not sure what to do.
    >
    > Any Ideas?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Dana Cline - MVP Guest

    Re: DRM Issue

    Another alternative is to just never buy any DRM'ed media...<g>

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP

    "jonno" <jonno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:32DDF2E6-F403-4758-8F5F-63BFF24080DD@microsoft.com...
    > Cheers I will give it a go! But I am hoping to fix media player!
    >
    > "mikeyhsd" wrote:
    >
    >> download VLC and try it.
    >> plays music, and videos.
    >>
    >> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.commikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
    >>
    >> "jonno" <jonno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:55255F7C-8EC2-43CB-9EB4-630A08760F27@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi,
    >> I am having a problem with DRM on Vista. When I try and play any DRM
    >> protected content Windows Media Player just says Windows Media Player
    >> encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional
    >> assistance,
    >> Click web help. I have clicked web help and that didn't help at all. I
    >> have
    >> done system restores back to when I know it was working and that
    >> doesn't
    >> work. I have located the DRM folder and there wasn't anything in the
    >> folder
    >> apart from a hidden folder called server. Apart for re-installing the
    >> OS I am
    >> not sure what to do.
    >>
    >> Any Ideas?




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  5. #5


    Ron K. Guest

    Re: DRM Issue

    Just curoius...quite a few DRM schemes are not IE7 or Vista ready could the
    be the problem? Check with the content provider.

    "Dana Cline - MVP" wrote:

    > Another alternative is to just never buy any DRM'ed media...<g>
    >
    > Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    >
    > "jonno" <jonno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:32DDF2E6-F403-4758-8F5F-63BFF24080DD@microsoft.com...
    > > Cheers I will give it a go! But I am hoping to fix media player!
    > >
    > > "mikeyhsd" wrote:
    > >
    > >> download VLC and try it.
    > >> plays music, and videos.
    > >>
    > >> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.commikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
    > >>
    > >> "jonno" <jonno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:55255F7C-8EC2-43CB-9EB4-630A08760F27@microsoft.com...
    > >> Hi,
    > >> I am having a problem with DRM on Vista. When I try and play any DRM
    > >> protected content Windows Media Player just says Windows Media Player
    > >> encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional
    > >> assistance,
    > >> Click web help. I have clicked web help and that didn't help at all. I
    > >> have
    > >> done system restores back to when I know it was working and that
    > >> doesn't
    > >> work. I have located the DRM folder and there wasn't anything in the
    > >> folder
    > >> apart from a hidden folder called server. Apart for re-installing the
    > >> OS I am
    > >> not sure what to do.
    > >>
    > >> Any Ideas?

    >
    >
    >


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