Windows Media Player 11 shreds your rights

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Kimmo Jaskari, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Kimmo Jaskari

    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

    Feb 27, 2000
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    Thinking about upgrading to Windows Media 11?

    If you've bought some DRM:ed stuff to play on media player... remember how you used to be able to take backups of your "licenses"? Well, that's history now. Hard drive goes bad? Computer flames out for some reason? Poof. There went the music collection you paid for.

    The Inquirer: Windows Media Player 11 shreds your rights

    And let's not even mention the latest debacle from Microsoft - their Zune player, the would-be iPod killer. Not only does it infect previously non-DRM:ed music with DRM, but it's not even compatible with their oh so wonderfully named "Plays For Sure" nasty DRM crud.

    So anyone forking over cash for a Zune player won't be able to play any WMA stuff with DRM on it. Great.. now companies aren't even compatible with themselves on DRM! Yuck!

    The Inquirer: Zune won't play MS DRM infected files

  2. Marko Berg

    Marko Berg Supporting Actor

    Mar 22, 2002
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    Not being able to back up licences or the Media Player refusing to play TV shows recorded to hard disc more than three days ago is just stupid. [​IMG]

    Why is Microsoft even bothering to offer Windows XP in the Media Center flavour if it offends them that much that people use their computers to store digital media on them?

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