Netflix Error Code N8156-6013

My wife came across this mysterious “Netflix Error Code N8156-6013” today and let me tell you – she was not happy. Netflix player keep complaining about DRM and date (which was correct). It took me a good 20 minutes to find a solution. Credit goes to Chad (read his post here). I’m reposting to give the solution more exposure.

The fix after much research is to delete a Playready config file mspr.hds (leftover from the Silverlight 3 version) and allow the Netflix player to re-create the file using Silverlight 4.
The file to delete or rename (probably safer; in case something goes wrong just rename it back correctly)

On Windows XP:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftPlayReadymspr.hds
or

C:ProgramDataMicrosoftPlayReadymspr.hds

On Windows 7:
C:UsersAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftPlayReadymspr.hds
or

C:ProgramDataMicrosoftPlayReady (Thanks Jarin)

On MAC:
HD > Library > Application Support > Microsoft > PlayReady > mspr.hds

Don’t forget to restart your browsers!

Hopefully this post will save you time. Once again, credit goes to Chad.

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