FIX: Error message when you try to copy purchased content or subscription content from online services on a PlaysForSure-verified device: "0xC00D10BC - Windows Media Player cannot synchronize the file because the device needs to be updated"
Consider the following scenario. You purchase a PlaysForSure-verified device, and you install the device. The device appears to be installed correctly. The device works correctly when you copy content that is ripped from CDs. In this scenario, the device does not work correctly when you copy purchased content or subscription content from online services. When you try to copy this kind of content, the content is not copied. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
0xC00D10BC - Windows Media Player cannot synchronize the file because the device needs to be updated.
Rio Carbon devices that have the PlaysForSure firmware may exhibit the problem that this article describes.
All new PlaysForSure-verified devices use a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) driver to copy files to the device and from the device. This MTP driver supports the device operations that are required to support the transfer and the playback of purchased Microsoft Windows Media digital rights management (DRM)-protected content. Additionally, this MTP driver supports the device operations that are required to support the transfer and the playback of subscription Windows Media DRM-protected content. When protected content is transferred, the receiving device is evaluated to determine whether the device can correctly enforce the policies and the rights that are associated with the content.
A recent update was made to the information that is used by personal computers to evaluate devices. This update resulted in the discovery of an underlying defect in the MTP driver in Microsoft Windows Media Player 10. Therefore, some devices are incorrectly determined to be revoked and are no longer able to receive protected content.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
Windows Media Player 10 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x86
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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