The player starts
What does not
It misses the left-hand buttons and is very unstable.
What was not tested
The player is unusable in its current state.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 05 2018||3.0-rc4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jeff D. Hanson|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 03 2018||3.0-rc4||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Jeff D. Hanson|
|Current||Gentoo Linux||Oct 28 2007||0.9.48.||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Alexander Nicolaysen SÃ¸rnes|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Mar 17 2006||0.9.10.||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alexander Nicolaysen SÃ¸rnes|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Feb 20 2006||0.9.8.||Yes||No||Garbage||Alexander Nicolaysen SÃ¸rnes|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|44266||Seek bar does not respond correctly to adjustment in Windows Media Player 6.4||NEW||View|
|44268||Volume control non-functional in Windows Media Player 6.4||NEW||View|
|44274||Windows Media Audio and Video 8 codecs installer needs sfc.dll.8||NEW||View|
|44281||Windows Media Player 7.1 installer EULA scrolled down completely||NEW||View|
|44282||Windows Media Player 7.1 installer component selection listbox erratic||NEW||View|
|44301||Stack overflow in Windows Media Player 7.1 when CD inserted||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44302||Windows Media Player 7.1 media library is not functional||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44303||Windows Media Player 7.1 media search tool does not function||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44304||Windows Media Player 7.1 desktop menu entry does not work||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Set Windows version to Win98 using winecfg. The installer will abort if set to WinMe and will not install anything if set to a newer version.
Execute the installer. Afterwards the Wine version of the following files need to be replaced from those in the installer. Wine blocks the overwrites during installation so they have to be extracted from the install package and copied manually. Most any archive manager can extract the files if cabextract is installed.
…/Program Files/Windows Media Player/wmplayer.exe
A library override needs to be set with winecfg for wmvcore.dll (native).
If the desktop menu entry (*.desktop) created by Wine does not work or loads the old 6.4 player, it can be started from a terminal:
WINEPREFIX=/home/… wine start.exe /d '/home/…/drive_c/Program Files/Windows Media Player' /unix '/home/…/drive_c/Program Files/Windows Media Player/wmplayer.exe'
It can play some audio files and streams. Installing "allcodecs" with winetricks can help but ie6 may be needed to work around bugs with the former.
winetricks -q ie6 allcodecs