On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:33:59PM -1000, Joel Roth wrote:
DRM rears it's ugly head!
One reason for the misbehavior may be that the hard drive
has a lot of errors, including some bad sectors.
I backed up the entire user directory... not a single error.
Then I copied a couple WMA albums to a NTFS drive.
These are albums he ripped using Windows Media Player.
Try as I might, I couldn't get them to play under Linux. As
Julien suggested, I tried downloading codecs from the
mplayer site, deliberately specifying which codecs to use,
and playing with ffplay (ffmpeg).
So I rebooted *my* laptop into the obligatory Win7 partition,
set up the media player (choosing don't get rights from the Internet)
and then double-clicked the file. Surprise. Win7 says "You don't have
rights to play this!"
Could some DRM limitations explain why I can't play these files
Does someone know ways people work with or around this? The
guy is a drummer, and he and his wife are destitute.
We don't have much of a budget for repairs.
> Any suggestions?
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