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scoops98 03-04-2005 10:58 AM

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

jiml8 03-05-2005 04:55 AM

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.

mirradric 03-05-2005 04:58 AM

There is a linux version of real You can find it at

scoops98 03-05-2005 10:55 AM

thanks all
will try the native linux progs first as suggested:)

Epox 03-05-2005 11:06 AM

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.

scoops98 03-10-2005 03:46 PM

oh well only have downloadable files in .wmv format:( Obviously sponsored by Microsoft:( WINE here I come

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