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All 11.x versions for 64-bit Windows XP (x86/x64).  Specify exact version in test reports.

Application Details:

Version: 11 (64-bit)
License: Free to use
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.3

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What works

The program is absolutley usable.
The UI works like on Windows now!

MP3s can be played, paused, skipped... with the regular buttons.

What does not

You can't set settings. WMP won't remember them as soon as you press OK. That's why you can't add your music folders to the library.
You can't play streams, obviously because of the deactivation of the regarding dll. 

Workarounds

What was not tested

I didn't test the videos. But they should work as they did for the other testers.

What I didn't test too:

- Burning CDs
- Ripping CDs
- Sync Stuff
- The proper reading of the ID3-tags to the library
- DRM

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

The rating, in my opinion, is between bronze and silver. I call it brilver :-D You have not only to install wsh56js, but also wsh56vb. It is important for the buttons to actually do something! I'll try to find out what's the problem with the settings. Nevertheless, it should be possible to set them in some config-file or the Registry.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
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ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 19 20161.8.3Yes Yes BronzeStephan Schorn 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Jan 22 20161.9.2Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 
CurrentUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 15 20151.7.50Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Apr 23 20151.7.41Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 

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HowTo / Notes

Installation Notes

(2016-01-22)

  1. Create a clean, 64 bit wineprefix by running winecfg.
  2. On the Libraries tab in winecfg, add an override for wmpnssci.dll and set it to disable.
  3. Install winetricks wsh56js gdiplus.
  4. Run the installer. If it hangs on validating, close it and try again. If it seems to get stuck endlessly installing the same thing, close it, make sure there are no processes left running in the background, and try again.
  5. The installer will report failure at the end and then crash, but enough of WMP 11 should be installed to be functional.
  6. Run wmplayer.exe. Choose Express setup (Custom doesn't work). If it crashes, just try again after making sure there are no Wine processes still running in the background.
  7. Now that winegstreamer is fixed (1.9.2 and later), it is no longer necessary to install a codec pack to play video.

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Addition to installation notes
by Stephan Schorn on Friday August 19th 2016, 13:18
During the WGA validation, I had set the Windows version to 2003. Before accepting the EULA, I set it back to Win XP.
I found this trick on another forum, I don't know whether that's neccessary or not, but it worked for me.

You have not only to install gdiplus and wsh56js but also wsh56vb and wsh57. Only that way the buttons will work!

I've set wmpnssci to builtin, deactivate didn't work for me. The window hung up right after start.

gdiplus has to be set to native.

At start of WMP, I always click View --> Classic Menu twice. That inproves the view of the window and makes it a little bit nicer to look at.
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