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Vista x64 and the joys of Windows Media player DRM!


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Ryan_88

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hello

i am currently trying to play DRM enabled content on my computer (content which i should be allowed to watch) and its not working

it asks me to upgrade, but when i click upgrade it just simply says that "There is a problem downloading media
usage rights".

i am currently running Indiv Version: 2.5.0.0

i know this is not the best version to be running, but i can't find a way to upgrade it

also i have not activated windows vista yet (is that necessary in order to use DRM media?)

thanks

ry
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Without claiming to know for sure, but based on what I've managed to find out from the four corners of the WWW, I reckon you need to activate Vista before DRM will function properly. Most Vista users will never encounter this same problem since by far the bulk of Vista sales are pre-installed and pre-activated. That's why I think it's an activation issue. AS with XP, Vista is 'hard coded' to run in 'reduced functionality' mode after a set amount of time, until it's successfully activated.

Which leads to me another, possibly related issue. Since you haven't yet activated Vista I'm assuming it's a self-installed copy on a PC you already own. I do know that Vista has very exacting requirements regarding the video-card, sound-card and several other system components. If any of these do not meet Microsoft's own criteria for being wholly 'vista compatible' (by their definition of the term) you will have problems with the playback of DRM-protected content.

Edited by pip22, 26 November 2007 - 10:23 AM.

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activated vista about 2 hours after posting, but still no luck!

anyone got any ideas? have tried manually resetting the DRM folder (in vista x64) but i can't find it, have followed the folder given in the registry but still no luck!

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What version of Vista do you have? (Home, Premium, or ?)
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business
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I have Vista Business 32 bit... WMP11 is not a feature with this OS. You can, however download K-Lite Codecs
http://filehippo.com...ite_codec_pack/

And Media Player Classic:
http://filehippo.com...player_classic/
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yeah i would like to continue using WMP11 though!

do you know what might be stopping me being able to view my DRM folder (i'm trying to do a manual reset of the codecs and DRM's) i've checked the registry value and it points me to a folder that isn't there (i have hidden folders turned on!)

thanks

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Did you try this first? http://filehippo.com...ite_codec_pack/
My WMP11 now plays all media
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do select all options when installing?

ry
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this did not solve my problem

this merely installed codecs, whereas the problem i am having is to do with DRM

please advise

regards

ry
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You might check out this Media Player....make sure it's compatible with 64bit
http://www.avsmedia....ayer/index.aspx
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does it support DRM?

will it let me watch online content?

ry
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Ryan_88, did you look at the information in the link I gave you? Did you go any further (research), than to ask me your question? :)
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