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Tuesday April 20, 2004
11:01 AM

Die MLB.com Die

[ #18404 ]

I signed up, for $15, to listen to all the Major League Baseball games online, back on March 4. Shortly after this, on March 24, MLB.com announced a deal with Microsoft where they would make most content available only through Windows Media Player.

The short of it is that after I signed up, MLB.com changed the deal, and made it so I could only listen to the archived games -- that I paid for -- if I used Windows Media Player, instead of Real Player, as I had been doing.

This is called "customer service," where the customer is, of course, Microsoft, and not me. I am demanding my money back, of course. I hope many more people do the same.

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      • It's not like MLB is locking you out of enjoying the content ... you just need to use the aforementioned (love that word! ;)) player instead.

        I'm sure that Microsoft paid a pretty penny for the exclusive rights in this situation, which in a way, you could be thankful for. It helps to subsidize your membership fee, gives the service a renewed stability investment and Microsoft's coffers are ever-so-slightly more diminished.

        Just press play and minimize it in the background ... I don't see what the big deal
        • It's not like MLB is locking you out of enjoying the content

          That is a matter of opinion, and completely beside the point. The agreement I signed up under said I could use Real Player.

          However, I'll note that Windows Media Player simply doesn't work properly. Even if it did, I wouldn't want to use it, because of its horrifically bad EULA.

          I don't see what the big deal is.

          Why should you? All that matters is they broke their agreement.

          It shouldn't interfere with your enjoyment of the content.

          If Mic
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