No inside info, but they have a workaround:
I've identified the buggy component to
Firstly, you need to take ownership of
ehplayer.dll in C:\Windows\ehome: 1)
Open an elevated command prompt (i.e.
right-click on Command Prompt and
choose Run As Administrator 2) Go to
C:\Windows\ehome 3) Type: takeown /f
ehplayer.dll cacls ehplayer.dll /G
:F (so on my system it is
cacls ehplayer.dll /G HTPC\cdldt:F)
Now you have access to ehplayer you
can replace it. The version you need
(18000) can be downloaded from here:
I have no intention of infecting
anyone's PC with malicious software,
but if you don't trust me you can get
this from your side-by-side directory.
Go into C:\Windows\winsxs and search
for ehplayer. You should see several
versions of ehplayer.dll listed. One
of them should be build 18000 (you can
tell from the directory name).
Back in C:\Windows\ehome, rename
ehplayer.dll to ehplayer.old and then
copy the 'new' version (i.e. build
18000) into C:\Windows\ehome.