The OverDirve Media Console is being used extensively by Public and Corporate Libraries to deliver electronic content to members. Using OverDirve Media you can download Audio Books, Videos, and E-Books. On Windows based PCs, OverDirve Media uses Windows Media Player to deliver audio Book and Video content. Because of this, OverDrive Media requires that a security update be applied to Windows Media Player so it can control the rights and the expiration of the content (DRM). This update has to be applied before you can download content to the computer, not just play the content. You can typically apply this security update simply through the OverDrive Media Console.
If you try to apply the update through the console and it fails, it’s not so obvious. What will happen is when you try to download content, you will see a message like this: ‘Unable to acquire a license to play the selected title. the selected title requires a newer version of the Windows Media Player security upgrade’…
Trying to install the update again from the OverDrive Media Console, still doesn’t work if you try it again. The OverDrive Help file and the OverDrive web site is useless in trying to figure out how to fix this issue.
The fix to this problem actually comes from a Microsoft DRM Update that you can access here: http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite/en/indivit.asp.
The DRM update is not delivered through Windows Update for some reason. Once this update is applied you should be able to download and play content.(If you still can’t, now try rerunning the update from within the OverDrive Media Console again.