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

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


What was not tested

Most everything else

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Additional Comments

Completely clean WINEPREFIX

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Apr 18 20151.7.41Yes Yes GarbageRosanne 
CurrentFedora 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

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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.