I also have Dell Inspiron E 1405. I too was having the same problem, that the program exits whenever the lid is closed. I chatted with Technical support which was not at all helpful. It showed me the same stuff I had tried. Then I called up Dell and they said me that as of now this is not possible. May be later they can have an update on the player to have it work. I asked when. She said that it might be a year also.
Does any one know that HP Quick play which is similar to Dell Media direct has this option supported?
Message Edited by Kaye006 on 07-28-200604:23 PM
Yes, this is absolutely wierd. Are you 100% sure that you were able to play the music for the first three days throuhg dell media direct even if the lid was closed? If so, did u contact dell about it if you were unable to play it after the 3rd day. You have just raised a hope of light that this would work.
I read this posting and had the same problem. I went to the control panel and selected "Performance and Maintenance", then selected "Power Options" then "Advanced" and then selected "when I close the lid of my portable computer," and then selected "Do nothing". I closed the lid and the music played. I hope this helps.