WMAPro content that contains SAP with digital output plays for several seconds and then stops playing in Windows Media Player 10

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When you play Microsoft Windows Media Audio Professional (WMAPro) content in Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, and the WMAPro content requires Output Protection Level (OPL) 200 (SAP with digital output), the content plays for several seconds and then stops playing.


This problem occurs when you play the content to a device that supports Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF).


To work around this problem in Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, play WMAPro content that requires OPL 200 to a device that does not support S/PDIF.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.


Article ID: 885212 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
  • Windows Media Player 10
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