I bought a (legit) wmv. and it ends up being DRM-protected. Of course it won't play with VLC and when I opened it with WMP was when I discovered what was going on. (I've never dealt with DRM before at all.)
WMP was unable to connect to download the file's license. (I assume from my reading that's what it needs to do.)
The error message I get is:
The Windows Media Digital Rights Management system cannot perform the requested action because your computer or network administrator has enabled the group policy Prevent Windows Media DRM Internet Access. For assistance, contact your administrator.
I am the administrator for my machine!
I go here and the button is greyed out:
I go into Tools>Options>Privacy in WMP and I can't select the check boxes related to "Display Media information from the internet" and "update music files by retrieving media info from the internet" because they're also greyed out.
Did I turn off a service related to this? If so, which? Or... is it something else?