Media player won't play netflix online movies

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by nate39, Jul 9, 2008.

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    nate39 Guest

    I just installed vista 32 bit last week. I immediately found out tha
    the DRM files won't play netflix movies. I have read even on MS websit
    that this is sometimes a problem and installed their "fixes" but nothin
    has helped. If I use a Dsub video connection it works but not with DVI

    I am not watching HD movies and so can't see a reason why this i
    happening. Netflix is aware of the problem but have no solution either
    Does anyone know why the lastest MS system can't function properly?
    thank
     
    nate39, Jul 9, 2008
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    oscar Guest

    Sorry, I'm not clear about your question.

    "If I use a Dsub video connection it works but not with DVI."

    Are you saying that you can get the netflix instant watching but you can't
    display it using dsub? Or netflix instant watching doesn't work at all?
     
    oscar, Jul 10, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    What KB are you referring to on the MS website about this?
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 25, 2008
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    nate39 Guest

    'Windows Media Player 11 articles, fixes and updates
    (http://kbupdate.info/windows-media-player-11.php

    This is the page I have tried so far with no success. I have been t
    the one you posted but didn't find anything that helped. If you see
    link that might help, please let me know. thanks for the reply
     
    nate39, Jul 26, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    That's a huge bunch of information as opposed to any concrete KB about using
    DVI.

    If Netflix requires content security (and I would think that they would), I
    don't see why they would be allowing you to play DRM files over DVI. This
    seems like a very conscious design decision on their part that helps protect
    the security of their content.

    You could potentially have the same problem with anything that required
    HDCP...
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 29, 2008
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    nate39 Guest

    It seems you're missing the point. I have a paid subscription with them
    to watch their content on "view instantly". I watched it on DVI with
    XP, but now with Vista I can't. What does DVI have to do with it? HDCP
    is for hardware so one can watch HD content; I am using the same
    hardware as before. It isn't netflix protecting me from viewing what I
    bought, it is MS skrewing around. Do some research. A lot of people
    have the same problem and even MS tech page admits it and has a fix, but
    it doesn't work at all. This DRM is a messed up scam if paid
    subscribers can't view content they paid for.
     
    nate39, Jul 29, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Cool - what specific tech page and what specific fix are you referring to?
    You linked to a huge page with a whole lot of information, so I don't know
    what specific information you are referring to. If you could be specific,
    probably it would be more possible for me to be helpful.

    If there is some specific fix and it doesn't work, that'd be useful.

    Could you be specific in the information about why it won't play, as well as
    being specific about what specific fix you are referring to? So far you're
    being rather vague which means I'm not clear on what you're trying to
    indicate. My apologies.
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 29, 2008
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    oscar Guest

    You state that you recently installed Vista 32 bit. I’m assuming that you
    mean Home Premium. I’m also assuming that you have the latest video/graphic
    driver updates.

    "It seems you're missing the point. I have a paid subscription with them
    to watch their content on "view instantly."
    "This DRM is a messed up scam if paid subscribers can't view content they
    paid for."

    I can assure you that Netflix watch instantly performs on Vista and XP as
    expected. I’ve been using Netflix watch instantly during the past 2 years. I
    have used it on 4 different Windows personal computers including laptops,
    desktop, XP and Vista. Netflix watch instantly works with Vista exactly as
    advertised on the Netflix website.
     
    oscar, Aug 1, 2008
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