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Old 12-04-2008, 04:48 PM
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Default digital copies wont play in windows media player

so ive only tried wanted and speed racer so far
i popped the dvd in went through the process put the code in it transfered and i hit play now and windows media says it cant play the file

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Old 12-04-2008, 04:57 PM
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Huh, that sucks! Were you offered any options durring install? For x-files I want to believe I was allowed to select between iTunes and media player, I choose media player since quick time/iTunes on windows kind of sucks and I have no plans what so ever to get a more advanced iPod than my shuffle. I do hope though that the media player version (plays for sure protected) will work with Zune which I do plan to buy.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:14 PM
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yeah i chose media player then it asked for the code which entered
and i have a zune i was hoping to use it on but the file wont currently play in wmp or in zune software
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:18 PM
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well the fact that it won't play in wmp is an indication of a bigger problem. I think there should be a ph# on the card with your serial number, perhaps give them a call?
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trying it in media center there it works but still not in media player
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:37 PM
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That's very odd, considering media center's DRM system (at least as of vista) is rooted in WMPs DRM system. Or so I was told by one extrodenarly knowlegeable MS MVP on their boards. You might want to check out the WMP/MC boards on news.microsoft.com, at least for now you can access the content on your pc.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:39 PM
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even though zunes are microsoft products, they are not compatible with play-for-sure. therefore, wmv digital copies can't be played on zunes.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:42 PM
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Yeah, that's a bunch a crap RE zune and playsforsure, hopefully MS will one day do something about that. It's very stupid.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:04 PM
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well, plenty of other portable media players can do what zunes and ipods do. i played around with a philips model for about a week. it worked just fine and could play my digital copies. however, i got tired of watching movies on a tiny 2.5-inch screen, so i returned it.

i haven't had an ipod in a while, but from what i remember, most models can't receive radio broadcasts. that's a big minus (for me, at least). maybe the newer models can get radio signals?
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:44 PM
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all zunes can get radio signals

well how about windows mobile can it do plays for sure? my new touch pro with vga resolution is the blu ray of portable haha but the screen sure is small
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