Windows Media Player 9.0

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NameWindows Media Player
License Free to use
Votes 1
Wine Version1.5.3
Free Download Full version
Maintainers of this version:
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This player comes in two versions, one for Windows XP and one for Windows 98SE - 2000.
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works


running - with the jscript dll.

Playing wma and WMV files.

What does not

Playing MP3s.

Web help button.

File properties.

Display is skewed.

HD Video has display problems.

Menu autohide flashes.

What was not tested
WMA3 audio only (works OK with video)

Additional Comments

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 17Jun 19 20121.5.3 No, but has workaround Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Apr 20 20121.5.2 Yes Yes Garbage Rosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Feb 26 20101.1.39 Yes Yes Silver Rosanne 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 15 20091.1.14 Yes Yes Bronze Weston 
CurrentFedora 9 x86_64Aug 22 20081.0.0 Yes Yes Bronze David Kohen 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
10205 Windows Media Player's Online Media Guide does not work NEW View
19439 Windows Media Player 9 displays a distorted user interface (JScriptParse_AddScriptlet is a stub) NEW View
26769 Unable to play mms in Windows Media Player [9|10] with builtin wininet UNCONFIRMED View


(Updated 2012-04-20)

The easiest way to install WMP9 is with 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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