Category: Main Multimedia Windows Media Player 11 (64-bit)

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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
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.3

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What works

Installing to a 64 bit wineprefix, including passing WGA validation.

Starting (with workarounds) in full mode.

Express setup.

Adding directories to search and adding media files to the library.

File=>will list files if you set it to show All files.

Selecting media files to play from the Library pane, whether a list or icons.

Playing mp3s

Playing video

What does not

This time the installer initially hung on validation. I exited, then started the installer again, and it validated.

The installer still reports failure at the end, and then crashes, but enough of WMP is installed to be functional.

Does not save Options settings.

Play/pause video controls don't work.


What was not tested

Custom setup

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It is still necessary to disable wmpnssci.dll and install winetricks wsh56js gdiplus.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 19 20161.8.3Yes Yes BronzeStephan Schorn 
CurrentopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Jan 22 20161.9.2Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 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


  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.