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
Completely clean WINEPREFIX
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1 x86_64||Apr 18 2015||1.7.41||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Rosanne|
|Current||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.