Windows Media Player 9 beta

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NotBold_Fortune, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. I gotta tell ya. This thing is a bear to get completely off your system. When you finally succeed at uninstalling it, you have to search all over for all the files it leaves behind. I'm still having a problem finding the registry entries it left behind.

    I'd really suggest backing up before you try it out. You may decide like me that you don't like it.
     
  2. sboulema

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    Thats what M$ tells you on there site.... The only way to uninstall the beta is with system restore. Thats why its called beta ;)
     
  3. Well, then let's just say that that advice is for the dummies like me who don't read that MS advice.

    Just offering what I thought could be helpful. No need to birate me for that.
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I don't really use WMP, but this new version fixes some issues I have playing WMV under Zoom Player, so I am well happy with it!
     
  5. sboulema

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    NotBold_Fortune didn't want to birate you... Just saying my piece of info :)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    What I was saying is, it looks pretty stable and there is no real need to uninstall it and readd the horrible bloated package that is WMP8
     
  7. I agree with you, Electric Punk, it is a nice media Player. It just didn't fit my particular needs. Like these:

    It wouldn't play certain video files for me, even though I re-installed the proper codecs. It wouldn't work with playlists as simply as does WMP8...and I couldn't figure out how to erase its memory of what I had played. That bugger is persistent.

    I watch Bloomberg Television by going to their site. I will start their live feed with their Windows Media Player. Then I usually save it to my desktop so I can restart it when I like in my Windows Media Player. To do this I would right-click on their Windows Media Player, and place a shortcut on my desktop. Well, the right-click context stuff is different when you try to do that, and you can't place a shortcut with it.

    Everybody's different. But we can still be friends.:D
     
  8. Octopus

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    this new beta version doesn't show you lyrics at all
     
  9. sboulema

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    nooo!! :( I downloaded the beta today, but didn't installed it yet, but that was the nicest new feature...
     
  10. frothymilkshake

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    It is stable for me, no problems. Sound clarity is much sharper and clearer. Overall, I quite like it.
     
  11. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    crap

    I tried the new wmp9 from the update site

    and it craps out and crashes ie when trying to view streaming vids, thank goodness I had the restore point to go back to, I just installed the official SP1 from microsofts premier site very smooth no problems for the sp1 but will wait for wmp9 unless someone knows something about why it crashes streaming vids that is


    :mad:
     
  12. Vetius

    Vetius Guest

    Multichannel support enabling..?

    How do you enable multichannel support through windows?
     
  13. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    so you say that it isn't possible to uninstall it?

    I had build 2824, and now i want the official beta. Innstalling over 2824 didn't work - it still shows 2824 in "about".

    What should i do? except system restore?
     
  14. peroxide

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    I like it, but what makes me mad is that, say for instance you are in a MP# members area trying to listen to streaming music, it wont allow you to listen to it cause of the liscense
     
  15. Terrahertz

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    Works fine for me. Pretty quick.