Have you been downloading/peer2peering.. and then playing them in the Media Player? If so, then it's very possible that you have been playing copyrighted material, and they know it. In case you don't know it, everytime you load a file into Windows Media Player, it sends that information back to the Internet.
I'm not saying that's your problem, but it could be.
Can you play any other movies or whatever in it ok? If so, I personally still would use another player. There are FREE
players that play .wmv
files, and they don't spy on you either.
If you have to get your downloads through Windows Media Player from Wal-Mart, my guess is that you're being monitored. Incase you don't know this either,,,, Wal-Mart is one of the major sponsors supporting the the RFID
chips. I wouldn't put it pass them. And since there is a DRM
war going on, I wouldn't even entertain the thought of downloading anything from any of them, because you could be, and are probably giving them a way to scan your computer to see what's on it.
Again, none of what I'm saying is concrete for your situation, but all of what I said, is true, and not speculations, or just my opinion. I've mentioned this before, but here is a list of tracking software you should remove from your computer... and yes..... there are FREE
replacements for them that doesn't track/spy on you either.Windows Media Player
All of the above does track/monitor you. And if you're using any of those features on those media players like, listing songs for you to choose, making libraries of your content and all of that,,, they're gathering that information up, and you better hope you're not loading any DRM material on them. They also have tracking/codes and so forth in those files too.
This may be more than what you wanted to hear, and someone else may tell you your problem is something else.... I, at least told you what's going on.
Last, but not least.... if I'm going to buy any movies and music, I'm not going to buy it online. I'm going to get me a physical hard copy of it. When you buy movies and music online, they're coded with information that links directly back to you, and even if 5 years from now you decided to share what you bought, or even if someone stole it from you, and shared it online.... I guess you know who's door the FBI is going to come knocking on. Yes.. your door.
Get you a different player and stop letting them track you.[ADDED]
And go tell Wal-Mart to refund your money.
Edited by Walkman, 01 November 2006 - 09:28 AM.