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Old 03-04-2005, 11:58 AM   #1
scoops98
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Windows Media Player and Protected content


Help please. Trying desperately to ditch windoz. My final hurdle is this:-
I support Liverpool fc, so i signed up to the Liverpoolfc website to download footage and listen to commentary. They only support real player and Windoz Media player and then use the protected content plugin. Could I use Wine to access this? I know you can run WMP in Wine, but protected content?
Any help greatly appreciated
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:55 AM   #2
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Have you tried mplayer? Mplayer uses the same codecs that wmp uses, and when properly configured seems capable of playing pretty much anything.

I used to fiddle with WMP in wine, but I have mplayer working so well that I don't see any need for that anymore. The only content I cannot reliably access is content that is started from a website via a javascript that invokes some server side thingie that directly commands wmp and never exposes the URL of the stream where I can get to it.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:58 AM   #3
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There is a linux version of real player.website. You can find it at http://www.real.com/linux/?src=011404intl_apac_home
 
Old 03-05-2005, 11:55 AM   #4
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thanks all

will try the native linux progs first as suggested
 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:06 PM   #5
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I don't think mplayer is compatible with DRM protected media. If they could get mplayer to work with that type of media then DRM would theoretically be able to exploited/work aroundable.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 04:46 PM   #6
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oh well

Liverpoolfc.tv only have downloadable files in .wmv format Obviously sponsored by Microsoft WINE here I come
 
  


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