WMP wont play my wmv drm protected file?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by James1981, May 14, 2015.

  1. James1981

    James1981 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have a file which i have downloaded which is drm protected, which is fine because the place i got it is legal and does come with the drm usage rights stuff.

    When i open it in wmp 12 though it says receiving the license and asks me to log in which i do, i then get a prompt sayingive logged in and now press play, but when i press play wmp just says it encounted a problem while playing the file.

    My licence runs out tomorrow as well, i dunno whats wrong or if my wmp is broke in some way?

    I am on a windows 7 64 bit laptop using firefox, ive tried uninstalling wmp and reinstalling, nothing seems to be working :(

    Can anyone help?

    James
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Whilst agreeing with kemical, all this fuss about copyrights is rather confusing. Are we entering a period where one can't listen to a street musician without paying a license? :rolleyes:

    On the other hand, copyrights protect legitimate workers who have done honest work. It's all a darn question of who is right and who is wrong. If you have a legal one, you have legal rights. You can fight for it, which will always be a benefit for many others too, or you can pick the easiest way around, nothing against kemical whom I respect, but in the long run: to fight may be good.

    To find out about it, and go to the source, is a glory of man.
     
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    This is my concern.....just saying you got it legally doesn't tell us anything. Not naming the source where the file was download makes it even mores suspicious.
     
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  5. Pauli

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    Yea, must agree with bassfisher: you should always give the source of download, source of anything and everything. All net connections are known to help to solve the problem.

    Gratitude, bassie.
     

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