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Windows media center file issue

When I record TV from a cable premium channel, I can only view it on through the media center program on my computer. I would like to be able to view these files on a different computer with windows media player. Recording on non premium channels works fine.

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Some premium channels have DRM locks so that they aren't able to be copied or played on other players, which is most likely what's happening here.

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