Installs with winetricks.
Open and play audio files (mp3 and wma), but with problems (see below).
What does not
Audio plays too fast (bug 38421); unlike WMP10, there is no workaround (native quartz and devenum just crash)
Video is completely broken:
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE 13.1 x86_64||Apr 18 2015||1.7.41||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Rosanne|
|Show||Fedora 17||Jun 19 2012||1.5.3||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 11.4 x86_64||Apr 20 2012||1.5.2||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Rosanne|
|Show||openSUSE 11.1||Feb 26 2010||1.1.39||Yes||Yes||Silver||Rosanne|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 15 2009||1.1.14||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Weston|
The easiest way to install WMP9 is with winetricks. http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks
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.
Video playback does not work.