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Thread: Acquring Licenses? Huh

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    ummm recently past few months i have dled files and i can't play them without

    some sort of popup that says "acquiring license". Does that mean they are going

    to make me pay for the file before i play it? bah i am too scared to see what it is

    every time it pops up i instantly delete it because im afraid it might insta charge

    me. I have a bad feeling that RIAA has something to do with that. Anyways, any

    help with an explaination of this would be GREATLY appreciated. 10000 thanks in advance to whoever heelps.

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Yep, your files are DRM (digital right management) protected.
    This kind of stuff is usually found in windows media files (.wma or .wmv).
    The only solution is to stay away from these files.

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    GRRRR why can't they just tell me before i download theml

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    mrlessk's Avatar Poster
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    Originally posted by balla4vr+10 August 2004 - 22:04--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (balla4vr &#064; 10 August 2004 - 22:04)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>GRRRR why can&#39;t they just tell me before i download theml[/b]

    Yeah, no kiddin&#33;.....welcome to the club&#33;

    another thread on the subject

    yet another


    The only solution is to stay away from these files. [/quote]
    also, you could add .wmv and .wma to your Search Filter.

    These are Windows Media Files and as you already found out, when you try
    to play one the WMP opens and gets into that "Acquiring License" mode.

    A TIP: I&#39;ve seen that in many cases (perhaps all) these unwelcomed
    video files will also have the ARTIST listed as...."Unknown".



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