|21 Jun 2013||#1|
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Play Old Recordings => "Copying Prohibited"; Workaround: Move Date +1
I suddenly have a very strange problem with Windows Media Center;; When I try to play any Cable-TV recordings (they are copy protected) before 6/20/13 10:00 PM, I get an error:
The broadcaster prohibits this content from being copied.
You can only play this content on the same computer on
which it was recorded.
Note that I have not modified my PC in any way (no hardware or software changes)
Recordings made on or after after 6/20/13 10:00 PM or Live TV plays fine.
The workaround is to move the PC clock forward 1 day. Then both the old and new recordings play fine.
Here is, what I believe, is the cause of the problem:
1. On 6/20/13 at 9:00 PM, WMC started recording a show (Burn Notice).
2. Around 9:28 PM, I moved the PC clock forward 1 day and then back after about one minute (I was testing a calendar application, unrelated to WMC).
3. At the time, I didn't realize that a show was being recorded, so of course the recording stopped as soon as I moved the date forward. Event viewer shows:
"Burn Notice: Down Range started recording on 6/20/2013 8:58:02 PM and stopped on 6/21/2013 9:28:02 PM as scheduled."
4. I also didn't realize that the automatic MCUpdate had started right after the show stopped and date was still moved forward one day (to 6/21/13). In the middle of the update, I had moved the date back to current date (6/20/13). The Event viewer therefore shows the correct date stamp for the completion of the update (6/20/2013 9:32:37 PM). The Event Viewer details are:
9:28:03 PM - Testing internet connection. 9:28:06 PM - Connection established. 9:28:13 PM - Retrieving Directory. 9:28:14 PM - Processing Directory. 9:28:14 PM - Processing of Directory is complete. 9:28:14 PM - The MCESpotlight package is already up to date. 9:28:14 PM - The MCEClientMaintenance package is already up to date. 9:28:14 PM - The NetworkMetadata package is not available. 9:28:14 PM - Testing internet connection. 9:28:14 PM - Connection established. 9:28:15 PM - Retrieving ClientUpdate. 9:28:15 PM - Processing of ClientUpdate is complete. 9:28:15 PM - The ClientUpdate package is already up to date. 9:28:15 PM - Retrieving NetTV. 9:28:16 PM - Processing of NetTV is complete. 9:28:16 PM - The NetTV package is already up to date. 9:28:16 PM - Retrieving MCEClientUX. 9:28:16 PM - Processing of MCEClientUX is complete. 9:28:16 PM - The MCEClientUX package is already up to date. 9:28:16 PM - Retrieving SportsSchedule. 9:28:17 PM - Processing SportsSchedule. 9:28:17 PM - Retrieving SportsSchedule.enc. 9:28:20 PM - Extracting SportsSchedule.mxf. 9:28:20 PM - Processing SportsSchedule.mxf. 9:28:23 PM - Processing of SportsSchedule is complete. 9:28:23 PM - Retrieving SportsV2. 9:28:24 PM - Processing of SportsV2 is complete. 9:28:24 PM - The SportsV2 package is already up to date. 9:28:25 PM - Retrieving Broadband. 9:28:25 PM - Processing of Broadband is complete. 9:28:25 PM - The Broadband package is already up to date. 9:28:26 PM - Retrieving EpgListings. 9:28:26 PM - Processing EpgListings. 9:28:26 PM - Retrieving EpgListing.enc. 9:28:41 PM - Extracting 28521068_ListingData.mxf. 9:28:43 PM - Processing 28521068_ListingData.mxf. 9:31:43 PM - Processing of EpgListings is complete. 9:31:43 PM - Retrieving EpgListings. 9:31:43 PM - Processing EpgListings. 9:31:43 PM - Retrieving EpgListing-2.enc. 9:31:49 PM - Extracting 189844704_ListingData.mxf. 9:31:49 PM - Processing 189844704_ListingData.mxf. 9:32:11 PM - Processing of EpgListings is complete. 9:32:37 PM - Update successful. 9:32:37 PM - Next update at 6/21/2013 6:39:06 PM.
This is very inconvenient as I use my PC for other things as well (E-mail; Calendar etc).
Any clue of how this can be fixed?
When and how is the DRM key updated? Does it get updated with the MCUpdate? Is it possible that the key was updated when the date was moved forward so that it has the wrong "effective date"? If so, how can that be fixed? Will it fixed by itself the next time the key is updated or maybe it gets worse so that not even the workaround will work...? Can I prevent the DMR key update?
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