From: Gavin McCullagh (gavinmcc at domain netsoc.ucd.ie)
Date: Mon 11 Jun 2001 - 12:01:54 IST
This is exactly the sort of thing that's going to push people towards
alternatives to windows, eg linux or even mac. Perhaps it's still
necessary for it to be a little easier (for a novice) to get sound going
on linux though.
"It's possible - I haven't checked yet - that some registry fiddling will
let you use MP3 again, but out of the box WMP is now hard-wired as WMA
only, with the box you used to use to change format greyed over. "
"Try to play a WMA file on that partition though, and it doesn't - it
reports I don't have a licence for this music, even with the 'protect my
music' box unchecked (you can still uncheck this, but for how much
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