After the first experiments: the lines do seem to
stay down !!
Thank you VERY much for your help :-)
I hope that software designers would _by default_
make their programs _not_ to connect without asking,
but anyway, the most important thing is to have an option
to prevent it.
> When you open WMP7 it goes to the "media guide", which is actually a web
> Maybe you can simply go to Tools, Options and on the first tab ('Player')
> uncheck the box labeled 'Display media guide when starting the player'
> not sure about the exact names in English as I'm not using an English
> version, but it should be something similar anyway).
> I cannot test this because I'm not using a dial-up connection, but as this
> display the "now playing" page instead of the "media guide", I suppose it
> will solve your problem, let me know if this worked.
> Philippe Majerus (PHM)
> > Hi
> > I downloaded and installed MP7. Every time I launch it, it connects to
> > the Internet. I can't find an option to disable this "feature" (?).
> > We're paying the phone bill based on connection time. If there is no
> > way to remove this "feature", MP7 needs to be removed or the firewall
> > programmed to prevent all traffic to microsoft.com. Are there any other
> > alternatives? Can I send our phone bills to Microsoft?
> > Generally, I find it unacceptable that a computer program
> > behaves this way. Viruses are supposed to do this, not
> > decent programs: they should ask, and they should have options.
> > So, if there is an option to keep MP7 out of the Internet please let me
> > know. Please do not "reply" but type the address: paheikki at
> > Pauli