Windows Media Player

This player comes in two versions, one for Windows XP and one for Windows 98SE - 2000.

Application Details:

Version: 9.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.22

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Test Results

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What works

Media library, playing some video and audio, equalizer, skins

What does not

Music make 2 sec lag when start and when I use progress bar. Stop key works normally.

WMV video files play very fast, faster than music

Not all video and audio files can be played. Some music stay after 2 seconds, some music plays, some video can't open with unknown error. I had maked symbolic link to "My Music" directory in "~/.wine/drive_c/" to fix some errors, and sometimes it works!

Multimedia keyboard keys

Media Guide needs native Internet Explorer (use Internet Explorer Solution program)

Program can play not all mp3, avi, wmv and other files

Program needs install more russian fonts

Settings window of program can't be runned.

Battery and Diagramm visualization works only with native quartz and devenum libraries

Some bugs with decoration

Main window always have the window frame (not in skins)


What was not tested

Listen a radio, install new visializations and skins, rip Audio CD to wma.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I install this only besause G-Force visualization needs this. It works. Not need to copy quartz.dll and devenum.dll to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32. I paste this to WMP directory to play Morrowind normally without this. Many error and fixme strings in console.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jan 06 20226.22No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeJoe 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Apr 18 20151.7.41Yes Yes GarbageRosanne 
ShowFedora 17Jun 19 20121.5.3No, but has workaround Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Apr 20 20121.5.2Yes Yes GarbageRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Feb 26 20101.1.39Yes Yes SilverRosanne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


(Updated 2015-04-18)

The easiest way to install WMP9 is with 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.