i checked mine..apparently it is true,
im sure Brad's second scenario is more likely, whoever supplied the files probably were the ones using the crack, i cant imagine microsoft doing that. Im sure they could call up Sonic Foundry/Sony and get an NFR version without a problem if they really wanted.
i really went back in the annals of time on this one.. "such a long time ago'" to one month ago. sorry its so dated.
Originally posted by Brad Blackwood Yah, it's true. What we don't know is if that .wav file was created my MS or by some sub that simply gave them the .wav files...
I can almost guarantee that it was subcontracted. While Microsoft does have an internal production studio for audio/video called MS Studios (which btw is top notch), the internal billback is respectable enough that often some project managers will take smaller jobs to a "cheap" subcontractor. Something like this is a perfect example, I'm sure this has already gotten back to the people responsible. Not exactly an evil plot, this stuff happens to corporations all the time when they don't follow up on the details.