"Copying prohibited" problem - Win 11 beta

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"Copying prohibited" problem - Win 11 beta


Post by Speedy » Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:20 pm


I'm a Windows Insider tester, also a long-term WMC user. From the Win 11 compilation 25131 (latest is 25140) I can't watch TV from external cable tuner in WMC. On each channel, regardless paid or free I've got famous message "Copying Prohibited. The broadcaster prohibits this content from being copied. You can only play this content on the same computer on which it was recorded."

I found same posts about solution of similar problem on Win 7 or Win 10 (it is DRM-connected problem probably) and I try it, but it isn't work. The solutions based on removing some files/folders from Program Data/Microsoft/PlayReady and /Ehome, but in Win 11 there's no mentioned files/folders. Is there any other solution?

My WMC is latest MSI version from Gargyan, which I consider the best. My TV-Tuner is Hauppauge HVR-2200, connected by S-Video with external STB SagemFast 88 from Polish operator Orange (I'm living in Poland). It's also connected with DVB-T aerial. I can watch TV by Hauppauge Win 10 software, also I can watch TV from aerial be WMC.

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Post by garyan2 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:54 pm

Something to try.

I found out that the DVD Player app installed with WMC has a "feature" that if you install any language packs after the app is installed, you need to uninstall it and then reinstall it. This may be related to your problem.
- Gary
Keeping WMC alive beyond January 2020. https://garyan2.github.io

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