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Windows Media Center won't play Netflix movies now!

I have been using Netflix with WMC for about 3 weeks now without a problem. I tried to watch a movie today and found that it won't load. I press the play button and I see a red screen with the Netflix logo, but nothing happens. I tried WMC on another machine, but instead of a red screen, I get a black screen with nothing else. The movies play fine in Firefox, IE and Xbox. Has anyone else ever had a problem like this?

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I'm getting the same behavior tonight as well. Just the red Netflix screen only. Nothing will play.
For what it's worth, I'm having the same problem, and it's within 54 minutes of the previous post in this forum. Good to know I' not alone in this. This coincidence suggests that it might be a Netflix problem (of course with the added potential for multiple variable causes).
Two sock puppets? How droll!

For what its worth I use WMC in Windows 7 and I haven't had any problems.

And you might have more credibility if you were not a new person who posted this post, who then created (selfinflictedautopsy) 3 hours ago who only found and replied to this post (using the same English syntax), and to make it even more redundant you then created (Zerchi) 2 hours ago who just happened to find and only reply to this same post (again using the same English syntax).
"Until someone who is actually from Netflix says this, its not a fact. Its just someone who is mad playing childish little games, because nobody else is around to play with him/her."

Wait for it....wait for it...

"A change in our website code broke our player API for partners like WMC. Our team is working on an emergency fix. Sorry for the inconvenience everybody.

Mike from Netflix"


But theres no way you could be wrong, because according to you:

"Well then why do you insist on doing it? I've maintained and moderated online forums for many years... Most folks like you at least "try" to create separate sounding individuals. But not yours, nor any of the others that have followed."

You're experience has served you well.

I googled my problem, found the answer (someone from Netflix actually answered it, whodathunk?), but I registered anyways just to make this post.

Good job catching us.

Idiot.
Sock Puppet,

I'm not the same person as "selfinflictedautopsy." I only experienced the same Netflix/WMC problem as he/she did, and I was offering this fact in the interest of being helpful, since it's good to know when a problem is local or global.
Thanks for the replies. Yes, it's good to know that I'm not alone. Perhaps a Windows update broke the functionality? I will update if anything changes.

Now I would like to address Mr. Sock Puppet.

Are you actually suggesting that I made an account to post a fictitious problem then proceeded to create several more accounts to reply to said post? I don't understand what you think my motivation would be for that. I'm sure that the people responding to my post, like me, have never had any reason to post on these forums up until we experienced a problem with our service. What part of that do you find unlikely?

What I'm having a hard time believing is that a person would have nothing better to do with their time than to troll a forum making baseless, ridiculous accusations. What you're doing is even crazier than what you accuse me of doing. Is that the kind of "credibility" you think is necessary prior to posting legitimate problems here?
What I'm having a hard time believing is that a person would have nothing better to do with their time than to troll a forum making baseless, ridiculous accusations.

Well then why do you insist on doing it? I've maintained and moderated online forums for many years... Most folks like you at least "try" to create separate sounding individuals. But not yours, nor any of the others that have followed.

A legitimate complaint gets posted, and then if "REAL" people with the same problem find it, they reply. However there is a logic behind it. Legitimate people do not simply "find" this site, then join it, then find you post buried off the main page, then reply to it....

All within a minute or two. That doesn't happen... Then to have more then one do it? All within the same time frame? If yours was a common occurrence, there would have replies sooner, also... Posters do not make it a point of commenting about how much time has passed between posts.

And then to make your action sound even more rediculous? Nobody replied to your post after my reply, until after you replied to it. At which time you created more sock puppets.

Ripgear, who joined here then immediately found this post and replied.

shermeco, who joined an hour after Ripgear, an immediately found this post and replied to it.

Griffeycom

As well as every other person who has replied, that is not a known member of this community.

If this were as large an issue as you are trying to make out, then the multiple google searches I did with variations would turn up something... They do not even turn up this post yet.

So go ahead and play your game... Whatever floats your boat...

I use WMC on Windows 7 32 and it works just fine, so that fact negates many of your various theories put out there by your endless supply of sock puppets.
Are you kidding; I am looking at 3 machines that the code does not function on, and Netflix as posted that they made an error in thier code.
Until someone who is actually from Netflix says this, its not a fact. Its just someone who is mad playing childish little games, because nobody else is around to play with him/her.

Oh, and just so the OP and all his little socks know... Its even more likely that you are doing this, cause you know, the site tells us when someone is "online". So when one goes offline then another comes online to reply... Then that person goes offline so the first person (or another SP) can come on to reply?

Its actually very funny that you truly think nobody knows what you are up too.
Until someone who is actually from Netflix says this

Michael Hart on the Netflix blog. He's legit.
http://community.netflix.com/xn/detail/1993323:Comment:1010714

Happy? I think you owe an apology to the OP and the rest of us you tried to discredit. There are several other threads on other websites regarding this issues. Like on Microsoft Technet:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpromedia/threa...

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-SG/w7pictures/thread/...

And SevenForums

http://www.sevenforums.com/media-center/59574-netflix-just-stopped-...

All posted within the last 24 hours, along with the Netflix Employee's response to this thread.

EDIT: NetflixAPI Twitter feed also confirms: http://twitter.com/netflixapi/status/8421603594
I can't believe you wasted your time to reply to a sock puppet.

Nice research

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