Saturday, November 29, 2008

Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 released on November 25, 2008 (KB956148)

Microsoft has released an update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update is available from the Microsoft Download Center. This update addresses an issue in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2.

For Windows XP Media Center 2005 with Update Rollup 2 configurations that use an analog TV broadcast, this update improves the experience of recording television shows. Previously, some shows may have been blocked, and you may have received "protected content" error messages.

This update replaces "Update to address "protected content" error messages in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB954086)" which I had previously blogged about here.

The update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

DId not fix "Restricted Content. Restriction set by the broadcaster and/or originator of the content prohibit playback of the program on this computer."

I'm disappointed becuase i thought I had this problem licked two weeks ago and here it rears its ugly head again. Thanks for trying though and my the MPAA and RIAA and Microsoft burn!

Jason said...

What is your tv signal source, and how is it hooked up to your tv tuner? Are you using a set top box?

Martin said...

Hey Jason,
hope this is not to far back in your blog to get a response, but all posts are either full of complaints or have links leading to you or the KB.
I have tried the fix but it did nothing for me. I am trying to watch Legend of the Seeker on KREM-CBS but after the ads about 10 mins in I get blocked content. TV signal is from Shaw and runs directly to my NVidia Dual MCE tuner. Never had the problem before just suddenly showed up with Ep 15. No other shows appear to be affected.

Quicksand said...

Thanks alot the Microsoft Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB956148) got rid of the "Restricted Content" screen on the HBO, TMC and Movie Central channels. It is:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6EB1B0A1-AC15-47FC-BF0C-5BB25F4130A0&displaylang=en
But please note that this download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. Unless you are able to find a copy of KB956148 from another site.

Regards Milt