This player comes in two versions, one for Windows XP and one for Windows 98SE - 2000.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Installs with winetricks; has some segfaults during install, but the install does complete
Crashes on first run due to default visualization plugin
- Start wmplayer.exe from terminal with "/Task CDAudio" on the end to go to the CD Audio page
- Then click View>Visualizations>No Visualization
- Also, click the little up and down arrow icon at the top left of the main window to make the menus constantly appear, so as to avoid the window manager "flickering" the menus on and off.
- From then on, you can start Media Player without command line options
What does not
Visualizations (Bug 10202)
Video playback (did not test all types of videos, just the ones from kegel's site below)
- I have gstreamer, gstreamer-plugins-good, and gstreamer-plugins-bad-free installed. gstreamer-plugins-ugly is not available in F17 repositories
The easiest way to install WMP9 is with winetricks. http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks
Since the change to gstreamer, it is no longer necessary to install a Windows codec pack in Wine for video playback, but you must have the necessary gstreamer plugins installed on your system for it to work. At a minimum, gstreamer base, good, bad, and ugly plugins are needed.
For mp3 playback to work, you must have 32 bit libmpg123 installed on your system and Wine must have been compiled with mp3 support. Not all distro packages have this. The workaround for lack of mp3 support in a distro package is to use the codec installed by WMP9 itself, l3codeca.acm. To do this, after installing WMP9 with winetricks, create a symlink named winemp3.acm in the wineprefix's /windows/system32 directory, with l3codeca.acm as the target.
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by Dan Kegel on Sunday February 6th 2011, 23:30
With wine-1.3.13, 'winetricks wmp9' lets me play motion jpeg files like
the ones at kegel.com/crimes/graffiti-cameras.html However, it crashes if I pause, and it often crashes after
the video plays. Not stable enough to recommend.
New bug fixed!!!
by Zhenya on Wednesday July 2nd 2008, 14:25
10132 bad cyrillic font rendering - FIXED!
It was in WMP9. Russian fonts looks differ that in Windows in the title of songs in 1.0 and older, I think, it was fixed in 1.1.0, but I don't tried this today...
Unable to Install
by Roger Stritmatter on Saturday June 28th 2008, 10:54
After some fiddling around and installing and registering (I think) all the required codecs and dlls, media player 9 started up just fine. But then I shut it down and it would only open briefly b4 shutting down wine. I uninstalled and have attempted to reinstall, but I get the error message:
A more recent version of Windows Media Player is already installed. ...
Any clues as to what is going on and how to fix it.
Cannot minimise, version 0.9.60
by Tatsh on Monday May 5th 2008, 17:23
Every time I minimise the player or switch to another desktop (basically minimising), the player gives me the dialogue about how it can switch to mini-mode and just about crashes, because it will not take in any input once it has done that.