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Windows 8 OS, Overdrive Media Console Windows Media Player Security Upgrade

Q: Windows 8 OS, Overdrive Media Console Windows Media Player Security Upgrade

I am trying to download an audiobook from my local library. I generally use Overdrive Media Console to do this. When I try to download the book I get an error message letting me know that my Windows Media Player needs a Security Upgrade in order to play the DRM files. It tells me to click on TOOLS in the Overdrive toolbar and then Windows Media Player Security Upgrade. When I do this, a dialog box appears and tells me to make sure I am connected to the internet (I am) and click OK. When I click OK - nothing happens. When I read the Windows Help file - it indicates that when I click OK in the dialog box in Overdrive, it is supposed to open WMP and another dialog box. It never does.
The Help file gives me a web site to go to where I can upgrade manually - this appears to be a Microsoft website. The Upgrade button here is grayed out.
I made sure I was using IE as the browser.
I opened WMP manually to see if there was anything I could upgrade manually there.
I can't even determine what version of WMP I have since the Properties button is grayed out.
I just bought this computer yesterday... it's running windows 8

If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it! I very much miss my audiobooks and I am literally banging my head against the wall trying to figure this out!!!


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A: Windows 8 OS, Overdrive Media Console Windows Media Player Security Upgrade

Are you using an Admin account?

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I run Windows 7 64 and I am unable to get Overdrive Media Console (the software for borrowing e-books and Audiobooks from libraries) to work.

I have Googled the problem and found many mentions of it, all relating to Windows 7 machines, but no solutions. Many people report Overdrive saying that it is a Windows problem and refusing
to help. And Microsoft says that it is an Overdrive problem, and also refuses to help.

Here is a description of the problem:
- I borrow an audiobook from my local online library and click on “Download”
- I get the message “Do you want to open or save FILENAME.odm from ofs.contentreserve.com?
- I select “Save” and download the .odm file.
- When I attempt to run the .odm file I get the error message "OverDrive Media Console is not able to check the version required for the selected title. Unable to create the OMC detect object used to
get version information (Invalid Class String)."
- When I check to see what version of the Overdrive software I have installed, the pop-up box says "Version: <error>. System information: Windows Media Player version: <error>. Windows Media
Player DRM version: <error>".
- When I select &#8220;Tools&#8221; &#8211; &#8220;Windows Media Player Security Upgrade&#8221; I get the message &#8220;Your Windows Media Player security upgrade version is;. When I click &#8220;OK&#8221; I get... Read more

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Having a problem downloading audio books? The suggestions I got did nothing. My OverDrive Media Consol would not update by click file and then upgrade. So, I went on the internet in search of a media player security upgrade. No such creature. But the website


was given to me to update my software. But the button was shadowed and I was unable to click on it to download. Well I finally found answer.

What you need to know and pass on to others having this problem is to go to http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite/en/indivit.asp
as stated above.. Look at the toolbar and you will see a "broken or torn page" icon. Click on the broken page icon on the tool bar and the “upgrade” button will appear. Now you can upgrade!

I hope I have helped you,

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Windows XP SP3 on a PC

I use the OverDrive Media Console to download audiobooks from the library. I am able to download MP3 audiobooks but when I attempted to download a WMA audiobook I got an error message 0xC00D2711 about the DRM component. I attempted to use the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade in the "tools' of the OverDrive Media Console but it didn't work. When I went to the Microsoft page for the upgrade the button wasn't clickable.

I used both IE7 and Firefox and it didn't work on both.

Is there another way of getting the upgrade to work?


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In order for me to play certain videos on my media player i need to download a secuirty upgrade. But i have a problem in accessing the microsoft web page. I've had this problem for a long time and ive tried everything but i cant get it to work and access the web page.
So my question is whether it is possible to download the security upgrade using another alternative method?

Pls advise...


A:Security upgrade for windows media player

Which version of media player do you have now ? You can download version 10 here if needed. http://www.download.com/Windows-Media-Player/3000-2139_4-10315037.html

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Hi all,

I'm having a problem with Windows Media Player 10. I recently subscribed to a gaming site (IGN) with streaming video. When I try to connect to the stream I get "A security upgrade is required to play this file. Do you want to download this file?" So I proceed with "Yes." It says it's downloading something for one second then prompts me with the same question. This happens one more time before it stops doing something and says "Ready." in the status bar. If I hit the play button, it starts the whole process over again. I've disabled all firewalls, blockers, etc. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.

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Cannot run the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade to download audio books; not even from the Microsoft site that is referenced. HELP!

A:Overdrive Media Console

You can download it from here

You must be in Internet Explorer to update not any other web browser.

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Windows 8 and the store says that I own and have Installed the above app. But when I click "open" I am told "no apps exist to open this file" and it sends me back to the store. If I click on the icon in the start screen, it takes me to the "add a library" prompt but the player won't open and download the title into it. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 15 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 304892 MB, Free - 257523 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 468113 MB; E: Total - 349 MB, Free - 310 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Overdrive Media Console App

When you get the prompt to add a library, you type in your location and a list of libraries that subscribe to overdrive in the area appear. Choose the local library you're a member of and continue. Then you'll see the catalog for that library.

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I have 64 bit Windows 7 and Media Player 12, fully updated. Downloaded and installed Overdrive Media Console and downloaded a WMA audio book from my local library. The audio book will not play on Windows Media Player or using the Overdrive Console. Media Player indicates there's a problem and refers me to a web site which did not really address the problem.

I've done web searches and tried everything that has been suggested, including changing option settings on Media Player and using Internet Explorer to download the security update for Media Player (which is apparently required to play DRM files). Nothing has worked so far. I have no problem playing songs or viewing videos using Media Player. The audio book was definitely downloaded as I can see the various chapters under the "My Media" folder under Documents.

Any ideas or suggestions on what I might try. From looking at various web sites, I suspect the problem might be related to DRM rights, but I'm not sure.


A:WMA Audiobook/Overdrive Media Console

I am new to this Forum and I have exactly the same problem. I wonder if any ever figured out how to fix this.

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The local library has its customers install the OverDrive Media Console on their computers in order to manage the audio books they have borrowed, listen to them, copy them to MP3 players, and even burn properly licensed books to CD. The installation seemed to go well.

I have an older AMD 64X2 Dual Core 4400+ processor machine. When I went to do the required security update to Windows Media Player from within the OverDrive Console [utilizing the command options: tools <Windows Media Player Security Player Upgrade]. It failed but sent me directly to a Microsoft Website [listed at the bottom of the error report quoted below] to do the update to my Windows Media Player directly from there: This is the error message I received:
Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; Windows-Media-Player/; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET4.0C)
Timestamp: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 04:38:10 UTC

Message: The requested action cannot be performed because a problem occurred with the Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) components on your computer.
Line: 67
Char: 13
Code: 0
URI: http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/indivsite/en/indivit.aspClick to expand...

Since I have owned this machine I have changed the Hard Drive, using Acronis True Image to image the new HD-- I don't know if that could have interfered wit... Read more

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I am trying to download audiobooks from the library and then transfer them to a usb flash drive for playback in my car (it has built in usb port). The library uses overdrive for their digital media and when I use the overdrive media console to try and transfer the audiobook files to the usb drive it gives an error message saying the device is not compatable. Is there any way to make this work? I don't want to use my iphone for the audiobooks in the car when it is much simpler to use the usb port.

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First my Belarc report so you'll know the system.

Operating System System ModelWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details availableProcessor a Main Circuit Board b3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4P800SE Rev 2.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080009 01/23/2006Drives Memory Modules c,d120.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.91 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3120026AS [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 0 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0)120.02 GB63.91 GB free Network Drives None detectedUsers (mouse over user name for details) Printerslocal user accountslast logon Administrator2/23/2008 12:41:17 PM(admin) Harold4/5/2008 12:56:11 PM(admin)local system accounts ASPNET12/4/2007 7:05:00 PM(admin) ASPNET_2never
Guest2/22/2008 12:25:03 PM

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detectedControllers DisplayStandard floppy disk controller
Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers (2x)
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x) Radeon HD 2600 PRO (Omega 3.8.442) [Displ... Read more

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This must be a tough one since it had been posted in the past but never got any responses.

Over Drive Media Console problem
When I try to use it on Windows Vista, I get and error that says "unable to create the 'OMC detect' object". When I tried to do that using Over Drive Media, I got an error that says "unable to create the 'OMC detect' object used to get version information(invalid class string).

I tried the security upgrade both in the Overdrive Media Console and Windows Media Player and get the same error.

I have already done the upgrade bit from the Microsoft site, did a complete uninstall, including the cleaning the Registry, with one exception...there a couple of entries pertaining to the "OMC Detect Object" that refused to be removed, even when I attempted to do so both in safe mode and as the administrator.

It worked fine before I re-formatted my hard drive. I also used the Windows File and Settings Transfer tool to move some of the current setting back to the computer after I re-formatted it. I think that may have something to do with it since the computer ID would have changed after the re-format and maybe that causing some DRM security issues.

That is just a logical guess. I really don't know what is going on since it worked just fine prior to the re-format.

A:Overdrive media console and omc detect object error

I spent a full day of installing, uninstalling, reinstalling Overdrive Media Console, and trying all the various "solutions" posted on various support sites (deleting DRM folder, manually installing DRM in Windows Media, cleaning registry entries, etc., etc.).

Finally I found a solution that actually worked first time and cleared everything up. I don't fully understand all the intricacies of what is being done using the SubInACL utility, but be sure to follow the steps outlined at this site exactly (be sure to notice step # 6, which I almost overlooked; also be sure to run the command prompt as "administrator"). I hope this will work for you also. Many thanks and credit to Aaron Stebner for posting this solution that clears up this sort of problem:


FYI, I am running Windows Vista64 on a quad-core desktop. Even though Aaron says this procedure will take "a few minutes", it actually took at least 6 hours on my system as 4+ million registry entries were examined.

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Hi Folks,

I have been trying to down load windows media on my computer with windows XP. I am getting two errors (1) DRM Migrate exe and the system encounters an error and closes. (2) I get the same for Dr. Watson Debugger. Has anyone dealt with these issues successfully.

I am attempting to download a program which goes through the windows licensing for overdrive media which is a progam required by my Library to download books.

Thank you.

A:XP, Media player 11, overdrive media

a google search turned up this
not sure if it'll work, but you can try it

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Hello all, I tried to reply to the thread with a similar title to provide a correct answer. So I am reintroducing the topic and providing an answer that seems to work.

Problem: I want to use media player with very minimal frame. Many answers are "play full screen". But I know that media can be played in windows media without any skin, very minimal framing and floating media controls over the video that auto hide when you move away.


Press Ctrl-2. This puts you in a skin mode. There should be menu items at the top: File, View, Play, Tools, Help
Choose View->Skin Chooser
You are now in the full media player experience. Do not choose a skin. Click the 3 square & arrow thing at the bottom "Switch to now playing"
Viola! No skin, minimal borders and floating media controls.

I have no idea why this is not a simple option. I think what I am choosing is the most basic skin, maybe not even intended for use. But this is my favorite player, super simple.

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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?


A:Windows Media Player or RealOne Player taking hell lot of time in opening media!

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I have Windows Media Player 10 and Total Video Player. I use Total Video layer to watch some movies. Anyway the default program to open audio/video files with keeps switching to Total Video Player. I want the default player for all media types to be WMP. I went into the options menu in WMP and checked all the boxes on all formats for WMP to be the default player, but every time I restart the computer the default player to open half of the media files reverts back to Total Video Player.

How do I fix this.

A:Windows Media Player wont stay remain as the default media player?!?!

try going into the Total Video Player options an unticking all the file formats in it. an if you want to play any thing with it just rite click an pick it as the player. if that dont work. just uninstall it

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I have some problems to sort the music files in the library. If there is an album with more than one disc, the sorting is like that: 1 - track 1 CD1 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD1 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... I would like more logical sorting like this: 1 - track 1 CD1 2 - track 2 CD1 etc... 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... Do you see what I mean ? It seems that WMP/WMC doesn't sort using the "disc number" tag of the file (as it should be). Is there any way to sort it fine without creating 2 different albums for a 2 disc album ? Thank you.

A:Windows media player 12 / Windows Media Center - Multiple-Cds Albums sorting in library

The strange "subtitle" answer above is not really a valid notion given the lack of persistence.  When you step back, you see as koawmfot noted that this is really about the use of the "Set" field.  WMP does not and will not use the Set field to sort.  Instead it uses Album title as Shark noted.So the correct answer here would be to use the Album title field as the descriptive identifier.  If you really don't want to do this, you can use the track number such as by setting t1d1 to be 0101, t1d2 to be 0201, and so forth.  So those are the viable solutions, really.The problem with "Set" is that it doesn't fit well within the Explorer namespace / folder views.  This is consistent with the player storing one album in one folder, as opposed to dumping everything to one common folder - where you may have issues with filename collisions depending upon your naming scheme.As such it is not supported and is unlikely to be supported, sorry.

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I'm at my wits end.

I put together a capable gaming pc about a month ago with a bunch of new components and some cannibalized older components.

I installed all of the drivers from the motherboard cd. I have a radeon x1300 vid card. I'm running windows xp home ed. I've installed about every codec and plugin under the sun. I've troubleshot my load with regard to Windows itself.

I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video files for the life of me.

I do get audio, but the video is all hyper-colored like looking at scrambled porn.

It doesn't matter if I download the video or watch it in a browser (any browser). It doesn't matter if I open up the DLed video in real player, Windows Media player or Generic DIVX player #458973: it still comes out all scrambled and in crazy moon-man rainbow colors.

I have no problem playing any other type of windows media player file. Quicktime works fine as well.

Please help.

A:Windows Media Player won't properly play Windows Media Audio/Video files

Well standard Window's media files should play without the need for any additional codecs.

Maybe check the forums of your vid card for some answers.

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My XP doesn't allow DVDs to be ripped to Windows Media Player although it will allow veiwing. Am I able to upgrade to this function as I want to copy some home made DVDs?

A:Windows Media Player Upgrade

You'll have better success with burning CD's/DVD's by using a third-party program.

A free and user-friendly one that I recommend is Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free.

Here is a screenshot of its main window.


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I need to upgrade my verision of WM Player but every time I try to contact the upgrade site I get the same message that I am unable to contact site.

Anyone knwo how I can upgrade my player?


A:Windows Media Player - Need to Upgrade

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I have windows 7 with service pack 1

For some reason I can't seem to upgrade my windows media player, and when I try to just download windows media player it doesn't work. I see that I have an upgrade, and have went in to upgrade it and it says none is available. yet its not 11.5 that i have, its only 11.1. I am trying to use overdrive from my library and it says that I have an upgrade that is needed through windows media, and when I click on the link that takes me to the windows website it wont let me upgrade even though the windows website also says I need to upgrade.

A:Windows Media Player Won't Upgrade

Windows Media Player 12 comes pre-installed in Windows 7. WiMP 12 is not available for a separate download.
Open up Windows Media Player, Right click the upper tool bar (File, View etc) choose Help/About Windows Media Player. To find out what version you have.
To Reinstall Windows Media Player, go to Start/Search and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. Right click the appwiz.cpl results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Programs and Features click on Turn Windows Features on or off. in that list, click on the Plus sign next to Media Features. Uncheck Windows Media Player. Restart the computer. To Enable Media Player, follow the same steps and Re-Check it to get WiMP 12 reinstalled.

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I have a laptop that's about 1 year old that came with Windows 8.0 that had the Windows Media Player included. I keep getting a message that I have to upgrade the media player. It tells me to go to the Windows Store. Which out of many choices do I download to upgrade the Windows Media Player?
I know very little about computers so a simple direction would be appreciated.
Thank you for your help.

A:Windows 8 Media Player Upgrade?

You are going to need to open media player, right click on bar where it has "Library>Music etc. and choose "Show Menu Bar". when that shows up, go to Help and choose "Check for updates".

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My local library is now offering audiobooks for download. I had to install an app called OverDrive Media Console which I assume manages the audio files for DRM and library checkout expiration. OverDrive plays the files in WMP but only if a security upgrade for WMP is installed. When I try to do the upgrade I get the following error.

The Windows Media server is denying access. The username and/or password might be incorrect.

Can anyone help?

A:Media Player 11 Security upgrade for DRM?

I have had difficulties with Overdrive and Netlibrary with respect to DRM issues. I have gotten to live, albeit uneasily, with them by using the library's helpdesk, and Overdrive's support. They were both via email, with the result being OD's answer repeated by the library. Their last response, which apparently is the fix for many evils is to deinstall and download/reinstall the OD media console.

And depending on which media player you intend to use, you may be in for more trouble: my Sansa e250r refuses to play wma files even if I have the downloaded license and have played it on the PC. But there are many ways to skin that cat.

Access OverDrive support.

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Unable to download Windows Media Player upgrade on Windows 7 system.

I d/l Overdrive Media Console to read eBooks; it tells me to go to URL


On that site I cannot activate the upgrade button.

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Hi guys,
Using my desktop pc (Windows XP Professional), I copied songs from my cds to the computer thru Windows Media Player and then moved all the songs to my portable hard drive.
I connected my hard drive to my laptop (Vista Home Premium) and tried to play the files thru Windows Media Player. Unfortunately, WMP 11 did not play the file but opened a Mozilla Firefox window leading to a site that would ask me to download license.
Upon clicking the 'Download License' button, I encountered the error that said I had to install Windows Media Services plug-ins.
I searched for this plug-in and found out that it was associated with WMP 9 and not WMP 11 so I thought installation might cause conflicts or might create more errors. I'm not so good at computer and I don't even know which to install when WMP website gave me too many options and downloadables.
These make me so frustrated and I don't even know if I could still copy my songs from my hard drive to my laptop and play them.
Could someone please help me out? Please...

A:Windows Media Player - Download License - Windows Media Services Plug-Ins

i have had real good luck with a FREE avs dvd player.
it plays almost anything.!! including music files.
good luck

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While using Overdrive Media Console to download audio books for
my Zune, I recently encountered a box stating I need to install Windows Media Player Security Update I have tried to download this update from several sources including Microsoft and have not been able to do so. I called Microsoft and HP(I'm using a Pavillion running Windows 7), they were of no help at all. Any suggestions that could be offered to help install the update would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Windows media player security update

The update is not for Windows Media Player but for the Overdrive program. Updates may be accessed through the Tools menu.

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I have not been able to transfer Audiofiles that I get from my local library that I borrow books from their website using Overdrive media since the purchase of a new computer. When I go to the Windows Media Player from Overdrive Media with my internet open I get the following error:

Your Windows Media Player security version to upgrade the security of your window media player make sure you are connetd to the internet and click "ok". Note if you have trouble or receive a connection error please check your Firewall or Internet Security software to confirm that both Overdrive Media Console and Windows media player can access the Internet. The security upgrade may also be run in Internet Explorer at following page.

I have went to the link that it list to upgrade performed the upgrade, restarted the computer and this does not help.

If anyone has any ideas or answers I would really appreciate it.

I have added WMP and Overdrive media console to my antivirus as a trusted site and also allowed on my firewall and problems still exists.

Please help I miss my books.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 928092 MB, Free - 884580 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, To be filled by... Read more

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I am using Overdive Media Console, attempting to run Windows Security Update on Windows Media Player. I am running Windows 7X64 and have WMP12.

From what I've seen on the web, I am certainly not the first person to run into problems here. Yet any of the "fixes" I have found do not work for me.

When I open Overdrive, it tells me I need the security update for WMP. It also says that my version of security is, and to click here to update. When I do this, nothing happens. Absolutely nothing. I have used the Microsoft web link for the update;it tells me it is updating, then that the update has been successful. Yet when I go back to the Media Console, same message about update needed.

I have tried this in the "normal" mode, have also tried it as "administrator", both in Overdrive and also in IE. I have also gone to C: ProgramData/Microsoft/DRM and changed the name of the DRM file.( I do note that my DRM file is empty, so I can't imagine what magic this would work anyway.) I have modified Windows Firewall to allow Overdrive and all instances of WMP. I have disabled my adblocker. I have run sfc/ scannow with no problems found. I have emptied my internet cache.

All of this to no avail. And it's driving me nuts!
All I want to do is download a WMA file from my Public Library.

I would appreciate any help you might offer.

A:Windows Media Player Security Update


Try this link:

Security component upgrade

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Noticed a verion 11... Do you remove 10 through Add/Remove Programs & do a clean install? This seems like a dumb question to me, but because the thing is part of the OS I'm asking!


A:Proper Way To Upgrade Windows Media Player

There is no need to remove WMP 10. Version 11 installs right on top of it. I would suggest taking a few minutes & go through these two pages first: Windows Media PlayerReadme for WMP 11BTW: Dumb questions are the ones that aren't asked.

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Hi guys,

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. After the update Windows Media Player doesn't recognize any of my libraries even though the correct folders are selected to be included.

I already tried to disable the windows media features in the control panel, reboot and then re-enable but that had no effect.

Incidentally, if I manually start playback of a song from a folder windows media player does work so the issue is just that it won't recognize my libraries.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Media Player not working after 8.1 upgrade

Hey guys,

Is anyone else even having this problem or am I alone on this one? I don't see this issue listed by anyone else.

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this is the site i do it off..

i click upgrade and i get a message saying:

Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use; you
might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy
settings might not be correct


A:when i try and update my security componet for windows media player

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Security flaw touches Windows Media Player, IEBy Dawn KawamotoStaff Writer, CNET News.comPublished: October 18, 2005, 7:23 AM PDTLast modified: October 18, 2005, 10:44 AM PDTupdate A "critical" flaw that affects both Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer has been uncovered, a security company reported late Monday. The security flaw, which is found in the default installations of Media Player and the IE browser, could let attackers launch a remote execution of code, according to an advisory posted by eEye Digital Security. Systems affected by the flaw include Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2, Windows NT, Windows 2003 and Windows 2003 SP1, and all versions of Windows 2000.news.com

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I want to listen online radio on windows media player 12 on windows 8 but somehow it seem that media guide link has disappeared in windows 8 but is o.k in windows 7.
I am not very familiar with windows media player 12 please let me know if anyone can find the media guide linklocation please.


A:Can not found media guide link on windows media player 12 on windows 8

You need to post this over at the Windows 8 forums: Windows 8 Forums

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Looking through my Add / Remove Programs list I noticed that I have the following two programs installed ie,Windows Media Player 11 & Windows Media Format 11 Runtime. I realise that I need WMP on my PC but both of these programs are the same in size ie 11.16MB.

My questions are " Do I need the both of them or are they just the same?".

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ever sine 7.0 or wutever ver of windows media player came out there was some sort of modification so that it wont let u print screen for some stupid security measure...

i kno thers video players with screen capture and those nice features but i still think that security thing is really annoying

is ther a way to completely get rid of it ? (i dont think uninstalling media player does it)

does ne1 know? (regedit>__?)

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After upgrading to Windows 10, Windows Media Player no longer will play .mp4 or .wmv videos. They played fine in Windows 7, but now, when I try to play a video in WMP, I get an error message saying that WMP is unable to play the file. I am using the latest Shark007 codecs which say are fully tested and supported for Windows 10. Is there a newer version of WMP for Windows 10, or is there something else I need to do?

A:Windows Media Player no longer plays .mp4 or .wmv files after upgrade

Same here. After upgrade, I can no longer play any WMV files stored on my computer. WTF Microsoft?

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After upgrading to Windows 10, Windows Media Player no longer will play .mp4 or .wmv videos. They played fine in Windows 7, but now, when I try to play a video in WMP, I get an error message saying that WMP is unable to play the file. I am using the latest Shark007 codecs which say are fully tested and supported for Windows 10. Is there a newer version of WMP for Windows 10, or is there something else I need to do?

A:Windows Media Player no longer plays .mp4 or .wmv files after upgrade

Same here. After upgrade, I can no longer play any WMV files stored on my computer. WTF Microsoft?

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Hi everyone!

When I find a media file (video file, for example) and double click it, the Media Player doesn't start at all...

I tried to re-associate the Windows Media Player to it's default media extensions through "Default Programs" , and it doesn't work...

All media files play normally on other players. I have to state that sometimes I get the message: "The file.... The parameter is incorrect".

Any help would be greatly appreciated. God bless guys! Take care!

OS: Vista 32 bit

A:Windows Media Player doesn't open media files on double click

What are the filetypes for those Video files? Maybe it's a Codec problem.

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I was wondering if there was a way to rip media off the web, from sites that run the windows media player firefox plugin to play the clip. I need to rip a clip off there for a school project, this is the linkhttp://archives.cbc.ca/politics/provincial_territorial_politics/clips/776/

To my knowledge this is not illegal, anyway I can't find any way of doing it, I have a firefox plugin that does it for most media, but not for this one, I've tried looking in the source code for the file, making a HTML file with the link and then saving as.... but nothing works, so I don't know, any body have anything?

A:rip media off windows media player firefox plugin (EDUCATION PURPOSES)

actually if you read the term of use for the site, you will find you would be violating copyright laws.


All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through the Web site, including, without limitation, news articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, computer software and code (collectively, the Content) are protected under Canadian and foreign copyright or other laws, and are owned by CBC/Radio Canada, its licensors or the

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ok (as you my know by know i rarther hate windows media player)

well basicly i have loads of .mp3 files in my Docs and my music folders, there not all music files, when windows media sees them it ads them to libary, Annoyingly, i manages to stop it downloading extra info like album art (cos its soo stupid, it gets it wrong like 95% of the time lol) but it keeps adding every thing back to the libary even if i delete them from it, its soo annoying any!! surgestions please?

A:Solved: Stop Windows Media Player Automaticly ading media files to libary

In WMP go to Tools > Options and uncheck all the boxes in the Player tab, Privacy tab and Library tab.

In the Library tab click on Monitor Folders and set the top part to "My personal folders", then click on Advanced Options.

Set all the folders to "Ignore". Unfortunately you can't set the Rip folder to "Ignore" so for that go to the Rip music tab, where it says "Rip music to this location" click on Change and create an empty folder somewhere. Then just never add any music files to that folder.

Then delete everything out of the WMP library and it should remain empty.

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I am using WMP 12, on Windows 7, as a media server for an external disk (WD Passport Ultra) plugged into and configured by my router (ZyXel VMG8924) via its USB slot. It works quite happily for video files up to two hierarchical levels below my Videos folder,
i.e. they are arranged in year number folders and some of those folders have sub-folders, none of whose contents appear to be indexed by WMP Digital Server, but all videos at the two higher hierarchical levels are. I have tried both the 'apply media information
changes' option from the Organize menu option, and the 'make all of the media in my library available to my device' from the media streaming options customization but neither had any effect in showing up my missing videos (which by the way are mainly mpg's).
The router also allows configuration of an ftp server for the Videos folder and this is able to retrieve every single file in it so I know they are accessible by this route. Any ideas?

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Hello all,

I have my main media desktop in the living room setup to share the meda on the "E:" drive. On my Windows 7 laptop using WMP12 i am able to find the shared media library and access for playback. However I am having a difficult time trying to do the same on my other desktop in my room running XP WMP11. I cant seem to find out how to stream the media files from the living room desktop via the WMP11? is this even possible, or is there a software i could use to do this if WMP11 does not support it? i tried XBMC but i keep receiving playback error. I wish there was a WMP12 for XP to make things easier but unfortunately there isnt

please help..

thank [email protected]

A:Windows Media Player 11 - Stream videos from media sharing??

Try using K-lite mega codecs




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I am running windows xp with media centre version 2002 and have installed service pack 2 but when I try to upgrade my player to 11 it states needs roll up update 2 this wont install because I have media edtion version 2002 what can i do to get arround this as at moment looks like only way round this issue is to install from scratch with a new media edtion version 2005

A:Windows xp media edition v 2002 but cant install media player 11

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Every since January 4th of this year, I have been trying to fix a very annoying issue with windows media player.
How It Started
Back in January my dad's computer constantly kept freezing over and over due to him having way to many podcast on his computer. I'm the only one who knew how to fix it from crashing and so I tried to delete some of the memory off the computer, however when
the memory was low I noticed that a few programs (including media player) were not functioning correctly. I was able to fix them but then I noticed that media player's entire library was missing, which made me think if I restarted the computer, it would fix
it. Sadly it didn't but I was able to find tutorials on how to restore the library back to MP, but the thing is before I attempted that, I went into media player with administrator on in hopes it would make a change. Of course it didn't but now there's a issue
that I face and I keep running into dead ends. Every single time I try to turn on media sharing in the WMP library, when I check both options and then click ok it doesn't do anything. No matter how many times I try to press it, nothing happens and also what
I find strange is that the ok button has a administrator prompt shield on it now. Kind of like it's trying to ask for permission but fails before it can do that.
The solutions I have tried
I have tried dozens of solutions and yet none of them fix the issue. I tried using regedit.exe and tried fixing it's registry but that di... Read more

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Well, I'm not sure what to do here. Up until a few days ago I was sharing my media with all computers on my network on my wireless router.

Now when I log into windows and open WMP 11 it says that I am no longer sharing media, would you like to turn on sharing? So I say yes and confirm to share my media to all devices on my network, mainly my PS3.

I uninstalled it and reinstalled it (well it actually just reverted back). I also checked to make sure that Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set to automatic in Admin tools. And also checked windows firewall that it allows the service.

So I am at a loss here, I don't know how to get my media sharing capabilites back. I know its not my PS3, as I am sharing media from my laptop right now. Any suggestions?

Thanks High

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing Problems

Sonnyboy quote:
PS3 and Vista Sharing Sorted
Found it. Disabled IPSEC Services and rebooted my router and hey presto media sharing in vista with PS3. Although I had disabled this before and restarted my computer I had not rebooted the router (ie turned it off and on again). This was the important thing on my set up and I missed it.

Funny thing is IPSEC Services do not have to be disabled in XP.

Hope this helps someone.

This actually worked for my Windows XP, I am now able to share, but is this a safe thing to have turned off?

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