Re: Got my 1st DRM problem in Media Center!
My problem with AMC is definitely SD content only. My PVR card is capable
of only SD.
I agree with absolutely everything you wrote- every single point you made.
I'm semi curious- wondering if I hooked up a analog monitor via a VGA cable
instead of DVI if I could then watch the AMC channel. In otherwords, is AMC
blocked for everyone no matter if you have analog, digital w/ HDCP or digital
w/o HDCP, or is MCE done in such a way that watching AMC allowed if in analog
or digital w/ HDCP. I can't test the digital w/ HDCP since I'm unwilling to
purchase a new vid card and monitor.
> Were you watching it in HDTV? Is it even available as HDTV?
> I thought that non-hd content was supposed to play as is and only HD content
> was supposed to be limited. Even then, I thought they were just going to
> fuzz digital content on non-compliant hardware. So now the providers like
> AMC can encode something into their broadcast that is decoded in Windows.
> Why do they care what hardware you watch it on? If they don't want it
> watched, don't broadcast it; put it only on pay-per-view.
> Well, obviously Vista and Microsoft chose the content providers over their
> customers in the DRM arena. DRM probably spells the end of MCE as far as I
> am concerned.
> "Nathan Wallace" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >i just had the same problem with dune in windows media from a dvr-ms file.
> >an error came up saying "you do not have sufficient rights to view this
> >file." GEEZ! And this is retail vista ultimate!
> > "A L" <AL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:515E57AB-B1A6-44C0-8C40-DE2F45599CEE@microsoft.com...
> >>I was watching a movie on the TV channel AMC (American Movie Classics) and
> >> after about 10 seconds, the Media Center window turned to green with text
> >> stating that the provider has prevented the use of the video (don't
> >> remember
> >> the text exactly.)
> >> I have a Hauppauge WinPVR 350 with a non HDCP nVidia 6600GT and a non
> >> HDCP
> >> Monitor hooked up via DVI.
> >> Would I get this message if I hooked up my monitor via an analog adapter
> >> from the DVI port on the vid card?
> >> No way am I going to go out and replace my 1 year old non HDCP vid card
> >> and
> >> 19 inch LCD!
> >> Al