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media player 10

by jaynes / February 10, 2007 6:57 AM PST

I just got a new computer with Media player 10 and have some questions about what to check.Do I check "Display media info from Internet" yes or no
Do I check "acquire licenses automatically for protected content" Yes or no
IN the history: "Save file and URL history in the player"
Thanks Joan

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It's Up To You...Some Information About Those Options
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 10, 2007 9:01 AM PST
In reply to: media player 10

1. "Display media info from Internet"- This option allows the computer to access the internet and display track names, artist, and all information about each CD placed in the player. You may or may not want that option.. I choose "NO" simply because I don't want the computer searching the internet each time I want to play a CD. Others may like having that information.

2. "Acquire licenses automatically for protected content" allows the computer to automatically connect and download licenses for any downloaded music files that require such licenses.. Once again, I don't want the computer connecting to the internet just to play a CD. If the license is truly needed to play such content, you can do it automatically. Since I don't download very much music from the internet, it's not important to me.. It may be to you.

3. "Save file and URL history in the player" causes a History list to be created in your player.. Since it's not important for me to have a History of the music I've player, plus it's no one else's business on which music I play, I don't enable this either.. You may feel differently.

Hope this helps.


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Media player
by jaynes / February 10, 2007 10:11 AM PST

Thanks so much for the info. I feel the same way, I was concerned where the information is going. I've had media player before and I don't remember being asked these questions. Another thing I don't want a cd that I'm playing be stored in the media player, so hopefully that won't happen. I fairly new at the computer so I appreciate your help. I got an Ipod for Christmas and that too has me concerned. When I downloaded itunes on my old computer it took all my sounds and put it in itunes library. I have my grandchild saying "You've got mail" it was in my sounds folder and that went over to the itune library. So before I download itunes I have to be careful with the settings. Thats another problem for another day.

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