woof.. oh manBob Hubbard said:Ok, I've had a tune running through my head for a week. Unfortunately, my only copy is on vinyl and I don't currently have access to a turntable. I thought, what the hell, I'll go buy the single.
So, I do a search on a few of the online music sites and end up at Buy.com. I order my tune, pay for it (99 cents), and proceed to process the order. I get all the way through to the "Download" point when I start running into problems.
First, they want to download and install some 'special' software that after 20 minutes waiting for it to finish downloading and installing I discover that it's not compatable with any browser except IE.
So, log in with the security hole, and try again. This time, it breezes right through, file downloads and I think cool.
Wrong. 3 reboots later, I'm steaming. Farking crap DRM software drives the CPU load on my system up to 100 and locks it in.
Following Buy.com's lack of helpful FAQs I clean boot, update Windows Media Player (the only thing allowed to play the download initially), WMP DRM, and run a bunch of M$'s tests. Everything looks good.
Except the fracking file still won't play. >_<
WMP gives a "page not found" error when trying to aquire and install the licence.
Buy.com's "helpful" advice? Contact M$ for help...not their problem.
Last time I ever buy anything from them.
Last time I buy music online.
after all this i wouldnt steal music, i would quit music...