Windows Media Player 10

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Lee, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Lee

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  2. Electronic Punk

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    If it is 10, well asides from obviously being built on 9 its gonna be pre-beta!
     
  3. generalleoff

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    It bitched at me like 10 times and refused to install :)
     
  4. Xie

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    Nice screeny of the DRM in WMP being installed :p
     
  5. doxtr111

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    Worked great 4 me. Thank you.
     
  6. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    I installed it, nice improved look, working fine though I didn't test it very much yet ;)
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Thanks Lee, I'll try it out. :)
     
  8. Tabula Rasa

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    Looks , Odd :confused:
    Even copyrights aren't updated...
     
  9. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    But new skin, new effects,...
     
  10. Glaanieboy

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    I think this is a pre beta for WMP9. Just look at it, the date is set to 2002 and the skin is uberbasic. And I don't trust the build#.
     
  11. dom02

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    yea it looks more like a beta of mp9 than 10. Is there anything else different besides the look?
     
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    i didnt notice any changes in the way of better sound or video, only a few cosmetic changes, i think i'll wait for the final release
     
  14. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    For me, this new version starts up quicker... so that's a positive thing.
     
  15. ~bk

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    Should check it out.
     
  16. dave holbon

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    This is definitely media player 10 released 22nd April 2004 by MS to testers. Been using it for some time but it’s not really stable and has lots of bugs which if you use any of the plugins for 9 (which also had loads of bugs still unresolved) are annoying. I take the view however that this is getting nearer and nearer to the industry recording institutes views and aspirations (a bit late now) and will have the ability to spot illegal sound files on your machine. That is if Microsoft has the nerve to implement it fully, which would almost certainly lead to a mass move away from media player and possibly XP or NT related systems for the home user.

    If you have downloaded mpg’s on your machine with no licence media player 10 will flag then all, so convert them to wmf (files) which are more efficient anyway.

    I like the little bar graphic meter on the bottom task bar but as was the case in the past all your play lists have to be re-located again and the “pops and clicks” have returned under certain circumstances. This is a long way away from being on par with 9 except for a smaller memory footprint and less resources. However you still can’t open two separate instances of the application as you could with the Win 95/98 version to enable you both to view and play three or four records simultaneously or cut and fade between different songs. This was supposed to be one of the original reasons for introducing 32bit apps. MS seems to have forgotten this. Crossfading does not address this issue.

    Well that’s my view so far.
    :) :) :)
     
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  17. muzikool

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    Good info Dave. :)
     
  18. VenomXt

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    all i know is i installed it.. and it @#%# alot of stuff up. so its gone now. but it put up a fight.
     
  19. Howling Wolf

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    Yes, apart from look changes, I also find it faster to load/open, but I must admit that I don't use WMP9 very often, instead I usually use JetAudio 6 Pro ;)
     
  20. dom02

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    very good info dave, thanx. I'm definitly not installing it now.