Windows Media Player 10 is the all-in-one media player that provides the best experience for discovering, playing and taking your digital entertainment anywhere--on Windows XP PCs and the widest choice of portable devices.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Installing with winetricks.
Starting, browsing files, playing audio (with problems; see below).
What does not
Audio files (mp3 and wma) play too fast (bug 38421); workaround is winetricks quartz devenum.
Video does not work at all:
Crashes trying to open a wmv file.
Avi files play audio, but video does not render.
Trying to open an mpg file results in an error message about a missing codec.
App does not shutdown properly when you exit; you have to manually kill wmplayer.exe.
This doesn't override quartz or devenum; you might still want to do that.
Alternately, you can try a manual procedure:
Place jscript.dll in Wine's windows/system32 directory (usually ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32)
Run regsvr32 jscript.dll
In the system32 directory, delete urlmon.dll and replace it with this one
Run winecfg and set the Windows version to XP. Add an application wmplayer.exe and set it to use Windows XP as well. Go to the libraries tab and add an override for urlmon
Run the installer. Once it is complete you should run winecfg and set the default windows version back to 2000, keeping the override for wmplayer
To get the visualization/progress bar working, place devenum.dll and quartz.dll in Wine's windows/system32 directory, and add dll overrides for them under 'wmplayer.exe'
WMP 10 Installation Procedure
You NEED to install through winetricks unless you are ABSOLUTELY sure you know what you are doing. Otherwise it does not run. Once installed, you need to install some sort of codec pack so you can listen to music and watch videos. The winetricks install already provides an installer for the 7+ codec package.
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After a while the music stops!
by Eduardo Lúcio Amorim Costa on Monday February 18th 2013, 8:41
2) ies4linux leaves out a step that is important to wmp - it doesn't tell the IE that the Internet Connection Wizard has been run. Symptom - the Media Guide in wmp complains it can't connect to the internet. If you followed the reference in my WMP10 install notes to the WMP9 install notes, you may have seen this already: Throw the following keys into a file, say icw.reg, and run it through regedit - 'regedit icw.reg':
RE: Can't play online (mms) streams. 0.9.37
by jim burns on Tuesday May 15th 2007, 18:04
I use the plugin in IE all the time - mp3.com, music.aol.com, music.yahoo.com, entertainment.msn.com. Also the Media Guide works for me, assuming you actually get a link that doesn't bring up an IE browser window. Try this link in WMP: