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Thread: Another Reason Not To Trust Windows Media Player

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    I happened to be using WMP7, so I guess I'm lucky. Anyway, when I tried to play a downloaded (and corrupted) file, it kept trying to open up some sort of link apparently having to do with DRM. Is my assumption correct that this is just a warning. The webpage took forever to load, so I deleted the file and closed the webpage. I've had to manually remove WMP7 since it refused to install itself and I am using Windows ME (yes, the OS is a nightmare). My question is, was this DRM thing simply a warning? I tried searching the FAQ and search feature and got no help from those.

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    Install should be Uninstall

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    Sounds like there was a script embedded in the file - nothing to do with WMP.
    I believe you can disable scripts in the WMP.

    Not defending Micro$oft in any way, though.

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    dont use WMP, don't want to get started, just don't its badd
    mmmmk

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    Download the K-Lite codec pac, use the included BS Player

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    Originally posted by Sid Hartha@30 October 2003 - 12:58
    Sounds like there was a script embedded in the file - nothing to do with WMP.
    I believe you can disable scripts in the WMP.

    Not defending Micro$oft in any way, though.
    Not really.

    It sounds more like a protected music file. WMP lets you rip files so you can only play the files with the required licences. You computer of course didn't have this licence to play the file, so thats why it opened the web browser.

    It's not that WMP is a bad player, it's just that someone didn't know how to rip a music cd right.

  7. File Sharing   -   #7
    any file you download ripped as a wma instead of wav or mp3, ogg etc will take you to that page. it's just a warning. there are apps that can re-encode wma to mp3's.

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    I had that happen once, so I just try to avoid wma's altogether now.

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    whats bad about that?

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    DRM is supported by zeropaid and vice versa. the founder of zeropaid works with DRM and so do the admins of zeropaid.


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