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Stop XP WiMP GUID reporting for real
« on: November 19, 2001, 12:14:50 AM »
Apparently even if the Windows Media Player (WiMP) GUID reporting is disabled in it's settings (Options - Player - Allow internet sites to uniquely identify your Player), WiMP decides to ignore this...

Fortunately, you can use Proxomitron to counter this in a few simple steps:

1) In the WiMP options, under Network, set both the HTTP and MMS protocol to use 127.0.0.1:8080 as a proxy (edit for your Prox port).
2) Use the filter below:

[HTTP headers]
In = FALSE
Out = TRUE
Key = "Pragma: Block WiMp GUID Reporting (Out)"
Match = "xClientGUID=* $ALERT(WiMP GUID being sent to u !)"


3) Enjoy

I have not seen this criminal behaviour with WiMP 7 on other Windows OSs, or with the ripped WiMP 8 on 2k, so this really is a WinXP-only filter.

[Edit: added an alert box to this filter, for use with Prox 4.3]

Edited by - Jor on 18 Jun 2002  15:41:50
 

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Stop XP WiMP GUID reporting for real
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2002, 11:28:03 AM »
Newer version:

In = FALSE
Out = TRUE
Key = "Pragma: Block WiMP GUID Reporting (Out)"
Match = "(xClientGUID|log-line)1= $ALERT(WiMP 1: was sent to u !)"


This now also takes care of the security risk described here.