DRM, Vista, and mp3s

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DRM, Vista, and mp3s

Post by hexeis » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:38 pm

Hi Folks, I just finished installing Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. I have an uninstalled hard drive with all 60GB of mp3z, movies, videos, pictures, etc.

I've been told that if I install that hard drive Vista will DRM all the media and I will not be able to play those mp3z on another computer.

Is this true?

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Post by road » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:59 pm

This article and comments I've read state Vista does not apply DRM where there is none.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=429#

All the previously backed up DVDs and music will play without restriction and will not be altered. Files with existing DRM protections will be enforced.

Hope this helps.
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Post by DaddyRabbit » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:23 pm

DRM is built in by the media "creator", Vista just provides the mechanisms to enforce it. Your un-DRMd media files should be fine. If in doubt back them up to another drive 1st.

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Post by camarokid » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:18 pm

That's right! I'm running Vista also (dual-booting) and have been ripping and burning movies, downloading mp3s just as before and can assure you that you have nothing to worry about
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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:17 am

nothing happened to my music files when I ran Vista for a month.

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