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98MP10 ReadMe Guide

98MP10 ReadMe Guide in plain text (ASCII) format


 98MP10.EXE Updated August 18 2010 

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     98MP10: Killer Replacements: WMP10 XP + XP SP3 -> 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME
     


EXTREMELY IMPORTANT:
* You MUST REBOOT at END of INSTALL to complete properly!
Do NOT install MORE THAN ONCE WITHOUT REBOOTING AFTER FIRST INSTALL!
If you install MORE THAN ONCE BACKUPs will be LOST (OVERWRITTEN)!
* Do NOT install 98MP10 IF already installed WMP9URP!
* Do NOT install WMP9URP IF already installed 98MP10!
WMP9URP:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#URP
WMP9URP for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [9.06 MB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/spx/MP9URP9X.EXE

Unofficial 98MP10 upgrades older Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) files to
newer Windows Media Player 10.0 (WMP10) + Windows XP files = see "98MP10 FILES
LIST" further below.

98MP10 installs ALL 98SE2XP + 98SEMP10 files:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#98MP10
OLD 98SE2XP + 98SEMP10 (replaced by NEWer 98MP10) are both OBSOLETE, NO need
to install them!
98MP10.EXE [9.1 MB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/98mp10/98MP10.EXE
98MP10 ReadMe Guide [the 1 you're reading now ;)] = MUST *READ* BEFORE you
install 98MP10:
http://www.mdgx.com/98mp10/98mp10.php
also available as plain text (ASCII):
http://www.mdgx.com/98mp10/98MP10.TXT
98MP10 MSFN Forum:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=89934
L3C WMP10 MP3 Codec for WMP7/WMP9:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/l3codecp.php
WMP11 WMZ Skin for WMP9/WMP10 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
http://marxo.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Media-Player-11-58761119/

98MP10 advantages + improvements:
- fixed most WMP9 bugs + security vulnerabilities
- better audio + video hardware rendering
- professional MP3 codec with variable bit rate encoding
- better/faster streaming over networks/internet
- updated DRM support [see "HOW TO REMOVE DRM" chapter further below]
- minor interface changes.

This is an Open Source project.
This is NOT a Microsoft product.
By replacing Microsoft files you may VOID the EULA, warranty and/or support
(if any).
You do all this at your OWN risk.
I am NOT liable NOR responsible for ANYTHING due to the use of these files.
ALWAYS BACKUP FIRST!
100% UNofficial + UNsupported compilation of Microsoft files.
All ,  + (TM) retain the property of their respective owners and are used
here solely in non-trademark descriptive sense.
MUST use and distribute ONLY for educational and profit-free purposes.

Everything here is for English language ONLY.

98MP10.TXT contents:
http://www.mdgx.com/98mp10/98mp10.php

98MP10 REQUIREMENTS
98MP10 BACKUP + UNINSTALL
98MP10 FILES LIST
WMP10 XP MP3 CODEC
FREE MULTIMEDIA CODECS + MEDIA PLAYERS
HOW TO REMOVE WMP
HOW TO REMOVE DRM
HOW TO DISABLE WMP UNIQUE ID
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98MP10 REQUIREMENTS


* 98MP10 REQUIRES Windows 98 (First Edition = FE), 98 Service Pack 1 (SP1), 98
Second Edition (SE) or Millennium Edition (ME) and ALL these components
ALREADY installed:
- DirectX 9.0c:
http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm#DX9
- Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9):
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#WMP9
ALL Windows 98 (FE) + 98 SP1 users: MUST install Unofficial WMP9 [13.3 MB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/spx/WMP90_98.EXE
* Optional but STRONGLY recommended:
- WMP10 Codecs + DRM for WMP9:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#DRM10
- WMP9 (hot)fixes/patches/updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#WMP
- Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 SP1:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX
- IE 6.0 SP1 (hot)fixes/patches/updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#BRO
IE 6.0 SP1 is the ONLY version with up-to-date security fixes.
All these can be installed in any order.

WMP9 build/version does NOT change even after installing 98MP10, because WMP9
specific core files (like WMP.DLL) canNOT and should NOT be replaced.
If you do replace any of them, WMP9 will lock up.
Therefore when installing any official/unofficial (security)
patches/(hot)fixes, you will be able, just as before, to install ONLY files
created specifically for WMP9 AND Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME.

98MP10 adds newer WMP10 XP + WMP9 XP SP3 functionality even if you do NOT see
10.x.x.xxxx build whenever you run WMPLAYER.EXE or MPLAYER2.EXE in the Help ->
About Windows Media Player dialog box.
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98MP10 BACKUP + UNINSTALL


* BACKUP:
98MP10 BACKS UP ALL ORIGINAL files BEFORE replacing them:
- %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM] = renamed to *.MP9
- C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player [default] = renamed to *.MP9
ONLY IF you install 98MP10 ONCE (1 time).
If you install 98MP10 more than once, original files + their backups will be
OVERWRITTEN!

* RESTORE [UNINSTALL]:
How to restore original files:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98MP10: Restore Original WMP9 + IE Files" -> click Add/Remove button ->
reboot.
Or run this command from a DOS box/session/window:
RUNDLL32 %windir%\SYSTEM\ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\98MP10.INF,UNX

* REINSTALL:
If you run 98MP10.EXE more than once, every time you reinstall it, 98MP10:
- installs SAME files and overwrites any existing files with same names.
- backs up SAME files by name, NOT by file version, therefore...
You MUST FIRST UNINSTALL 98MP10 [RESTORE original files] and then REINSTALL
98MP10 AGAIN in order to keep original BACKUPS, otherwise original BACKUPS
will be OVERWRITTEN and REPLACED by new files.

* CLEANUP [DELETE]:
You CAN delete these backups later on, but ONLY AFTER making sure newer files
installed by 98MP10 WORK PROPERLY.
You will NOT be able to RESTORE your ORIGINAL files anymore AFTER you have
DELETED these BACKUPS!
How to delete original backups:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98MP10: Delete Original WMP9 + IE Backups" -> click Add/Remove button.
Or run this command from a DOS box/session/window:
RUNDLL32 %windir%\SYSTEM\ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\UMP9.INF,DefaultInstall
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98MP10 FILES LIST


98MP10 installs newer (fixed) files from:
- Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10) for Windows XP:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#WMP10
- Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10) Codecs + Digital Rights Management (DRM) for
Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9):
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#DRM10
- Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3):
http://www.mdgx.com/xp.htm#SP3
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2):
http://www.mdgx.com/xp.htm#SP2
- Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1):
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=322389
- Windows Media Format (WMF) Runtime WMASF.DLL 10.0.0.4359 Q941569 (MS07-068)
security vulnerability fix for WMP10 for Windows XP SP2:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms07-068.mspx
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=941569
- Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10) Q913800 Fix for Windows XP Media Center
Edition (MCE) 2005:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=913800
- Windows XP N (European Edition without WMP) SP3 Media Pack:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=943604
- Windows 2000/XP/2003 Media Video 9 Advanced Profile (WMV9AP) SMPTE VC-1
Codec:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#ENC
- Marxo's WMP11 WMZ Skin for WMP9/WMP10:
http://marxo.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Media-Player-11-58761119/
- Internet Explorer 6.0/6.0 SP1 BROWSELC.DLL 6.00.2800.1146 Q331485 Hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#BRL

These are the ONLY WMP10 XP, XP SP3, XP SP2 + XP SP1 files I have tested and
work properly, and this is where 98MP10 [98MP10.INF] copies them to:
- %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
L3CODECP.ACM => 3.3.2.44 from WMP10 XP
WMV8DS32.AX => 8.0.0.4000 from XP SP3
WMVDS32.AX => 8.0.0.4487 from XP SP3
ADVPACK.DLL => 6.0.2800.1106 from XP SP1
ASFERROR.DLL => 10.0.0.3802 from WMP10 XP
BLACKBOX.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
BROWSELC.DLL => 6.0.2800.1146 from Q331485 for MS IE 6.0/6.0 SP1
BROWSEWM.DLL => 6.0.2800.1106 from XP SP1
CABINET.DLL => 5.1.2600.5512 from XP SP3
DRMCLIEN.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
DRMSTOR.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
DRMV2CLT.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
LAPRXY.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
MSHTMLER.DLL => 6.0.2800.1106 from XP SP1
MSNETOBJ.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
MSPMSP.DLL => 9.0.1.57 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
MSSCP.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
MSWMDM.DLL => 9.0.1.56 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMADMOD.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMADMOE.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMASF.DLL => 10.0.0.4359 from Q941569 for WMP10 XP SP2
WMDMLOG.DLL => 10.0.3790.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMDMPS.DLL => 10.0.3790.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMERROR.DLL => 10.0.0.3802 from WMP10 XP
WMIDX.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMPASF.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMPCD.DLL => 10.0.0.3802 from WMP10 XP
WMPCORE.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMPDXM.DLL => 9.0.0.4507 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMPENCEN.DLL => 10.0.0.3802 from WMP10 XP
WMPLOC.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMPNS.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMPSHELL.DLL => 10.0.0.3802 from WMP10 XP
WMPUI.DLL => 10.0.0.3802 from WMP10 XP
WMSDMOD.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMSDMOE.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMSDMOE2.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMSPDMOD.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMSPDMOE.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMSTREAM.DLL => 8.0.0.4487 from XP SP3
WMVADVD.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMVADVE.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMVDMOD.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WMVDMOE2.DLL => 10.0.0.4332 from Q913800 for WMP10 XP MCE 2005
WVC1DMOD.DLL => 10.0.0.1218 from WMV9AP for 2000/XP/2003
ASCTRLS.OCX => 6.0.2800.1106 from XP SP1
WMP.OCX => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
MSHTML.TLB => 6.0.2800.1106 from XP SP1
- %windir%\HELP [usually C:\WINDOWS\HELP]:
WMPLAYER.CHM => from XP SP3
PLYR_ERR.CHM => from XP SP3
- %windir%\INF [usually C:\WINDOWS\INF]:
UNREGMP2.EXE => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
- C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player [default]:
CUSTSAT.DLL => 1.0.0018.1900 from WMP10 XP
MPVIS.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
WMPBAND.DLL => 10.0.0.3802 from WMP10 XP
WMPNS.DLL => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
MPLAYER2.EXE => 6.4.9.1126 from XP SP3
WMPLAYER.EXE => 9.0.0.4504 from Q943604 for XP N SP3 Media Pack
- C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Skins [default]:
9SERIESD.WMZ [renamed to 9SeriesDefault.WMZ] => from WMP10 XP
COMPACT.WMZ => from WMP10 XP
QUICKSI.WMZ => from WMP10 XP
REVERT.WMZ => from WMP10 XP
WMP11.WMZ => from Marxo's WMP11 WMZ Skin for WMP9/WMP10

98MP10 also installs these shortcuts into Start button -> Programs ->
Accessories -> Entertainment [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]:
- "98MP10 ReadMe Text Guide" which points to %windir%\INF\98MP10.TXT (this
text file):
NOTEPAD %windir%\INF\98MP10.TXT
- "Delete DRM from WMP" which points to %windir%\INF\DEL_DRM.INF [IN_DRM =
delete DRM section]:
RUNDLL32 %windir%\SYSTEM\ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\DEL_DRM.INF,IN_DRM
- "Restore DRM into WMP" which points to %windir%\INF\DEL_DRM.INF [UN_DRM =
restore DRM section]:
RUNDLL32 %windir%\SYSTEM\ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\DEL_DRM.INF,UN_DRM

WMP10 XP Professional MP3 Codec L3CODECP.ACM Variable Bit Rates settings are
also installed into your registry = see "WMP10 XP MP3 CODEC" below:
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WMP10 XP MP3 CODEC


Unofficial Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003 Media Player 10.0 (WMP10) XP:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#WMP10
Fraunhofer MP3 Professional Codec L3CODECP.ACM 3.3.2.44 (L3C) for Windows
Media Player 7.0 (WMP70), 7.1 (WMP71), 8.0 (WMP8) + 9.0 (WMP9):
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#L3C
Direct download [231 KB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/L3C.EXE
L3C ReadMe Guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/l3codecp.php
also available as plain text (ASCII):
http://www.mdgx.com/files/L3CODECP.TXT
More info:
http://www.msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/archive/2004/09/04/12994.aspx
L3C MSFN Forum:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=38261

Tested only with Windows 98 SE, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP3 + WMP9.
NOT tested, but should work also with:
- Windows 98 (First Edition = FE), 98 SP1, ME, 2000, XP + 2003.
- WMP70, WMP71 + WMP8 (installed by Windows XP Pre-SP2).
May or may not work with WMP11, because WMP11 installs a newer (but BUGgy!)
version of L3CODECP.ACM 3.4.0.0 .

REQUIRES WMP71 or newer already installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#MP7

WMP should NOT download automatically an inferior (older) version even if the
"Download codecs automatically" setting is enabled.

Following L3CODECP.ACM MP3 variable bit rates are set up for encoding and can
be selected from the 4 "Audio quality" settings in WMP9 [WMP10 apparently
doesn't do 160 kBps :(]:
 64 kBps @ 22.050 Hz = Low Rate
128 kBps @ 44.100 Hz = Medium Rate
160 kBps @ 44.100 Hz = Medium High Rate
192 kBps @ 44.100 Hz = High Rate

All encoding is "joint stereo" by default, and canNOT be changed.

How to add more MP3 encoding rates into the registry [may or may not work]:
http://www.mdgx.com/xp1.htm#WME

Album title, song name, artist etc can be downloaded and added to ID3 tags
automatically.

Files will be named inline with the downloaded info and your selection of
settings in WMP9 -> Tools -> Options -> Copy Music -> Copy music to this
location -> "File Name".

MP3s will be placed in folders named by album in "My Music" inside "My
Documents" folder by default.
However, you can change this in WMP9 -> Tools -> Options -> Copy Music -> Copy
music to this location -> "Change".

Digital Audio Extraction (DAE) can be enabled as follows:
1. Your CD/DVD drive(s) and sound card should be properly connected.
2. In Control Panel -> Multimedia Properties -> CD Music tab -> select the
correct CD/DVD from the drop down list -> check the "Enable digital CD audio
for this CD-ROM device" box.
3. In WMP9 -> Tools -> Options -> Devices -> select your CD/DVD -> click
Properties button -> fine tune your CD/DVD playback + copying.
For DAE you should probably select "Digital" and "Use error correction".

This codec should be picked up by any DirectShow/NetShow aware program/game
that uses codecs/filters to encode/decode/play/record audio/video, unless
another similar codec is installed by such programs/games [free(ware)
examples]:
- Exact Audio Copy (EAC):
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
- VirtualDub:
http://www.virtualdub.org/
- AudioGrabber:
http://www.audiograbber.org/
- Lame:
http://lame.sourceforge.net/
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FREE MULTIMEDIA CODECS + MEDIA PLAYERS


* Free(ware) Media Players + Multimedia Codecs for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#MED

* Free(ware) Multimedia Codecs for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
http://www.mdgx.com/drv.htm#DRV

* Cole2k Media Codec Pack Standard:
http://www.cole2k.net/?display=Codec-Pack-Standard
More info:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=94055
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HOW TO REMOVE WMP


Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) can be completely uninstalled:
http://erpman1.tripod.com/current/wmp9del.htm
In case WMP was NOT properly/completely removed after installing 98MP10:
1. Restore original WMP *.MP9 files backed up by 98MP10: see "98MP10 BACKUP,
UNINSTALL + CLEANUP" chapter further above.
2. Run these 2 commands from a DOS box/session/window to re-register
original WMP DLLs + OCXs [substitute %windir% with your actual Windows
path = usually C:\WINDOWS]:
%windir%\INF\UNREGMP2 /UpdateWMP
%windir%\INF\UNREGMP2 /RegUniv
3. Uninstall WMP:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"Windows Media Player" -> click Add/Remove button -> reboot.
OR run this command:
SETUP_WM /Uninstall
from within C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player [default] folder.
4. If C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player [default] folder still exists,
delete it and all its subfolders + files [if any] manually by running this
command [change WMP drive letter and/or directory name below if different on
your computer(s)]:
DELTREE/Y "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player"
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HOW TO REMOVE DRM


Digital Rights Management (DRM):
- Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management
- Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/drm/default.mspx
- WMP Mini FAQ:
http://www.zachd.com/pss/pss.html#drm

If you decide you will NOT use DRM copyright protected multimedia files, WMP
built-in DRM functionality can be completely removed:

A. How to delete DRM unattended:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> click "Delete DRM
from WMP".
Or run this command from a DOS box/session/window:
RUNDLL32 %windir%\SYSTEM\ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\DEL_DRM.INF,IN_DRM
How to restore DRM unattended:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> click "Restore DRM
into WMP".
Or run this command from a DOS box/session/window:
RUNDLL32 %windir%\SYSTEM\ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\DEL_DRM.INF,UN_DRM

B. Manual step-by-step:
1. Cut + paste lines below into Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
name it UNREGDRM.BAT [example] and then run it to unregister DRM files:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /U /S %windir%\SYSTEM\BLACKBOX.DLL
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /U /S %windir%\SYSTEM\DRMCLIEN.DLL
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /U /S %windir%\SYSTEM\DRMSTOR.DLL
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /U /S %windir%\SYSTEM\DRMV2CLT.DLL
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /U /S %windir%\SYSTEM\MSNETOBJ.DLL
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

2. Optional but NOT necessary: delete DRM files from:
- %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
BLACKBOX.DLL
DRMCLIEN.DLL = see BUG + FIX below!
DRMSTOR.DLL
DRMV2CLT.DLL
MSNETOBJ.DLL
BUG:
WMVCORE.DLL does NOT work properly without DRMCLIEN.DLL in %windir%\SYSTEM
folder. [thank you whatever420]
FIX:
Do NOT delete/move/rename DRMCLIEN.DLL from %windir%\SYSTEM folder.
OR restore/copy/rename DRMCLIEN.DLL back to %windir%\SYSTEM folder (if
missing or renamed to something else).
DEL_DRM.INF does NOT delete/move/rename ANY DRM files, only deletes their
registry entries (unregisters them using REGSVR32.EXE).
- C:\Program Files\Browser_Name\Plugins [example = installed only if Firefox,
Netscape, Mozilla, Opera and/or Seamonkey web browsers detected in respective
folders = substitute Browser_Name with actual browser folder name]:
NPWMSDRM.DLL
NPDRMV2.DLL
NPDRMV2.ZIP
3. Cut + paste lines below into Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
name it DELDRM.REG [example] and then run it every time after (re)installing
WMP10 Codecs + DRM for WMP9 and/or 98MP10 to delete these Registry keys to
avoid errors after deleting DRM files above:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Components\DRM]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Components\Informational\DRM_DRM]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{760C4B83-E211-11D2-BF3E-00805FBE84A6}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{A9FC132B-096D-460B-B7D5-1DB0FAE0C062}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\TypeLib\{8AA720BF-7468-4DA1-97DA-66D2E41B3DDA}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{9EA69F99-F8FF-415E-8B90-35D6DFAF160E}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Components\Installed\DRM_DRM]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\TypeLib\{760C4B74-E211-11D2-BF3E-00805FBE84A6}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\DRM.GetLicense.1]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\DRM.GetLicense]
------End cut & paste here------

BACKUP all files + Registry keys listed above BEFORE deleting them in case you
need to restore DRM.
Both WMP10 Codecs + DRM for WMP9:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#DRM10
and 98MP10 install %windir%\SYSTEM\BLACKBOX.DLL, which can be deleted
afterwards to get rid of DRM.
List of files installed by WMP10 Codecs + DRM for WMP9:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=891122
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HOW TO DISABLE WMP UNIQUE ID


WMP unique ID:
http://www.computerbytesman.com/privacy/supercookie.htm
MS WMP10 Privacy Statement:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/privacy.aspx
MS WMP9 Privacy Statement:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/9series/privacy.aspx

WMP built-in unique ID "feature" [found as Registry GUID value] is sent (IF
active) as UDP packets to MS and other multimedia servers whenever certain
copyright protected audio/video files download/stream/play to your local
computer(s), which is considered by many a privacy violation.
How to disable WMP unique ID:
A. Run WMP [WMPLAYER.EXE] -> Tools -> Options -> Privacy tab -> uncheck "Send
unique Player ID to content providers" box -> Apply/OK.
B. Cut + paste lines below into Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
name it DELUID.REG [example] and then run it every time after installing WMP
updates/patches/(hot)fixes, multimedia software that relies on WMP
APIs/encoders/decoders, server based multimedia scripts etc, which try to
reenable WMP unique ID:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\NetShow\Player]
"Client ID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings]
"Client ID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences]
"SendUserGUID"=hex:01
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General]
"UniqueID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
"ComputerName"=""
"VolumeSerialNumber"=dword:00000000
------End cut & paste here------

How to automate this process:
1. Place DELUID.REG in the same directory where WMPLAYER.EXE resides, usually
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player [default].
2. Cut + paste lines below into Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
name it WMPLAYER.BAT [example] and save it in
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player [default WMP directory]:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
START.EXE /M /W REGEDIT.EXE /S DELUID.REG
WMPLAYER.EXE %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

3. From now on run WMPLAYER.BAT instead of WMP executable [WMPLAYER.EXE].
4. Optional: associate ALL WMP multimedia file extensions with
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPLAYER.BAT by using Windows Explorer
-> View -> Folder Options -> File types [examples]: ASF, ASX, AVI, MID, RMI,
WAV, WAX, WM, WMA, WMD, WMS, WMP, WMV, WMX, WMZ, WPL, WVX etc.

Or download this INF which does almost the same [right-click to save!]:
http://www.silentdragon.com/download/nosupercookies.inf
Then right-click on it in Windows Explorer and select Install.
More info:
http://www.jsware.net/jsware/cook.php5#udata

Enjoy.


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