Restricted Content - The video playback device does not support playback

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Knox, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Knox

    Knox Guest

    I get that incredibly frustrating message:

    Restricted Content - The video playback device does not support playback
    for restricted content

    From the extender. I had this situation two years ago and now it is
    re-occuring on HBO. Of course, rollup 1 fixed it the first time around.

    My setup is up-to-date. I have a single Linksys Extender with firmware
    1.01. Media Center is at Rollup 2. I only have the problem on HBO and it
    only occurs when they actually are broadcasting the show. In other words,
    when The Sopranos starts playing. I can see the content just fine on the
    Media Center computer. If the cable operator, Comcast, or HBO is setting
    the bit, which I assume they are, then does that mean by design I'm not
    supposed to be able to see restricted content in an extender?

    I tried reflashing the extender with 1.01 which did not help.

    I also tried searching this group for this problem, but everyone that seemed
    to have it was lacking rollup 1.


    Knox, Apr 10, 2007
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  2. Knox

    Knox Guest

    I found this interesting blog post by Aaron Stebner:

    I applied rollup 2 after having the problem, but I will investigate this
    license crap. I had backed up my licenses but only after the problem
    occurred. It also seems like most of the problems described in that post
    cause the Media Center not to be able to play the protected stuff. However,
    in my case only the extender can not play the stuff.

    Knox, Apr 10, 2007
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  3. Knox

    Knox Guest

    Bizarrely enough, it fixed its self overnight. I had rebooted and tested
    everything and it was still failing, but today it's ok.
    Knox, Apr 10, 2007
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