Windows Media DRM10 Cracked?

Final Update :  EXCLUSIVE: Windows Media DRM 10 Crack Updates   Update 2:  Update For DRM-Enabled Media Players (KB891122) – http://msmvps.com/chrisl/archive/2005/02/15/36006.aspx So, the word is that a popular internet magazine in Japan has posted information on how to crack the protected files. It appears that you still need a license for the content to start with, that’s kind of a big thing. I’m sure there will be more information about this later. The software has the file names of “DrmDbg.exe” and “DRM2WMV”. DrmDbg.exe is supposed to get the KID and the Seed from memory when a DRM-enabled file is being … Continue reading Windows Media DRM10 Cracked?

DivXNetworks Continues To Grow, Microsoft Watch Out!

The folks at DivXNetworks are really hitting hard with their codec’s!  Microsoft, of course has done little to improve on WMV.  The number of standalone DVD Players supporting DivX is growing.  In the US, I have not seen a single player released featuring WMV9 decode.  I believe it’s Philips who sales a cheapo DVD player with DivX support for well under $100. New offerings coming from DivX include.. DivX Fusion Player DivX Fusion Codec update DivX Fusion SDK DivX Media Format As they are now saying “DivX is far more than just a codec”.  The new DivX Media Format will have … Continue reading DivXNetworks Continues To Grow, Microsoft Watch Out!

Annoying MCE “My Music” Problem and Fix

I decided to hit on some of my MCE issues today, so here’s anyone you might have seen.  I use MCE for music more then anything else.  Being able to go through my rather large music collection via my remote from anywhere in the room is nice.  My problem was however, that if you have the screensaver active and or monitor go into sleep then when you hit the remote or mouse again the Taskbar would be in front of MCE.  Tapping a button on the remote, keyboard or moving the mouse would send MCE back to fullscreen.  This is … Continue reading Annoying MCE “My Music” Problem and Fix

Annoying MCE “My Pictures” Problem

Have you ever wanted to play a slideshow of a large folder of photos and you want it to be in a random order? Besides the current “1st picture bug”, it drive me nuts how long and and many steps it takes to do this. Lets count it out shall we? My Pictures>>More Info>>Settings>>Pictures>>Show pictures in random order>>Save>>Back Why does it take that many steps just to play a slideshow in random order? Then I have to do the same thing again to turn it off! Way to many steps for something that could much simpler.

HP z545 Updates Relased. HD Audio, BIOS, Media Info Display, USB Fix

HP has released a number of fixes for it’s z545 Digital Entertainment Center in the past few days.  If you have purchased one check out the new downloads and updates for your system. HP z545 Digital Entertainment Center Software & Driver Downloadshttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?dlc=en&lc=en&product=435776&lang=en&cc=us&os=228

Synchronizing/Portable Devices Troubleshooting Info In WMP 10

How do I synchronize content from Windows Media Player 10 to my device?   How can I tell if my device works with Windows Media Player 10?   Why doesn’t the Player detect my device?   Why can’t I play a file that I synchronized to my device?   How can I stop my files from being converted during synchronization?   When I try to sync, why do I get an error message that sync can’t be completed because there isn’t enough space?   Why are the same files converted every time I synchronize?   Is there any way to reduce … Continue reading Synchronizing/Portable Devices Troubleshooting Info In WMP 10

Codec’s = New Age DLL Hell? Hell Yes

Furrygoat writes, Are Codecs the Next DLL Hell?  I will be the first to tell you yes, and it will be a huge downfall of the HTPC (Or PC used for any type of audio and/or video decoding or encoding).   Alright, I know more then the average person when it comes to audio and video decoding.  That’s a problem!  The average person on the web searches there favoirte search engine for “codec” and will mainly get a bunch of crappy sites offering pirated and hacked codec downloads.  These Codec Packs, as some refer to them, are hell on your PC.  … Continue reading Codec’s = New Age DLL Hell? Hell Yes

ISF Certification and Media Center TV Tuners

Sean Alexander has posted a few times now on one of the most interesting things that was announced back when MCE 2005 shipped, that is that  Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) is now certifying new video and TV tuners for Media Center PC’s.  Sean also did a write up on what this means to the average person and what it means to Media Center PC’s.  The latest bit of news this that ATI launched there TV Tuner with ISF Certification today.  I have kind of heard mixed reviews to this point about the card and if it really does what it says.  Sean … Continue reading ISF Certification and Media Center TV Tuners

Guide To Error 800C2F0D and 800C2F05 In Windows Media Player

If you are getting “Certificate authority is invalid or incorrect”, “Certificate cannot be validated”, or “Certificate date has expired” then try the following steps.  You might also get error’s 800C2F0D or 800C2F05. Navigate to http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/rootsupd.exe in Internet Explorer. You must do this in Internet Explorer and not Firefox or any other broswer. After the update has install exit Internet Explorer and attempt to play your content again.