Windows media unable to play

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Has anyone noticed that the windows media player is once again not compatible with the websites hosting windows media video? Is this a political move?

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    It's probably not a regular WMV file but one with DRM - which the Mac can't just yet.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Imergingenious

    Has anyone noticed that the windows media player is once again not compatible with the websites hosting windows media video? Is this a political move?



    Some websites have already adopted Windows Media 10. This is a choice of the content provider, not Microsoft. DRM-protected Windows Media 10 content is potentially one of the most dangerous file formats ever conceived. However, Bill's fellow travellers have adopted it uncritically.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    interesting indeed. Why is it so dangerous?
  • Reply 4 of 5
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by macanoid?

    interesting indeed. Why is it so dangerous?



    Some sites offer DRM-protected WM10 content at no charge. After you download it, you are presented with a message box that informs you that you must download a certificate to play your content. So, what do you do? Most likely, you download the certificate, that's what. But the problem is that the certificate may be a trojan. There is no clearinghouse for WM10 certificates. The malicious content provider may post porn, pirated music, software, and anything else of desire to lure the unsuspecting to allow downloads of malicious certificates. Ask yourself this--What is the logic of requiring a certificate to view or use free content?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    thanks for the explanation - very weird indeed and scary at the same time!
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