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: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.41

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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)

Hardware tested


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  • Additional Comments

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    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 
    ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 15 20091.1.14Yes Yes BronzeWeston 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
    19439 Windows Media Player 9 displays a distorted user interface (JScriptParse_AddScriptlet is a stub) NEW View
    38421 Windows Media Player 9 & 10: mp3 sound plays too fast 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.



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