WMP9 Questions

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by BouncingSoul, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    First off I'd like to say that I loved WMP9 until about 5 min ago. Heres what happened. I downloaded some WMV's from KaZaA and I got the little "need to update DRM" thingy and I clicked ok. Now I go to play the file and it says "Aquiring license" at the bottom of the player and after a few seconds a little pop up appears but it doesn't have anything in it, Its just the standard IE "cannot find server" page that I'm sure everyone has seen a few times. My questions is this... how to I play the file if WMP won't obtain the license for me? also is there a different player out there that won't ask try to get a license? and finally is there any progs that can convert WMV's to AVI or MPEG so I won't have to be concerned about getting the stupid license all the time.

    Thanx for the help.
     
  2. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    just put your CD back in and rip it to mp3 ....problem solved :)
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    I think i had this problem once, all i did was convert the .wma to a .mp3 file using www.wma-mp3.com thus removing the license thingy (yes, that is the correct technical term!)

    Give that a go. Let us know if it works!
     
  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm confused, are you trying to play wmv files or wma files?
     
  5. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I am trying to play wmv's ... sorry for the confusion
     
  6. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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  7. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Dammit, i totally misread his question! Oops.