Windows Media Player

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.

Application Details:

Version: 10.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.2

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Test Results

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What works

Now Playing Tab, Most Visualizations, and Search for Music.

What does not

Seek Bar (Can seek but doesn't show current time) DRM-Protected Music Files Battery Visualizations Online Stores


What was not tested

Video Playback

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Sometimes it just randomly crashes, but it is worth it.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca"Apr 23 20161.8.2Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Apr 18 20151.7.41Yes Yes NoBronzeRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Apr 20 20121.5.2Yes Yes NoBronzeRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20111.3.19Yes Yes NoSilverJonathan Alfonso 
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 02 20111.3.17Yes Yes NoSilverJonathan Alfonso 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4355 WMP10 setup fails due to unimplemented functions CLOSED FIXED View
4684 WMP9 Media Library is not displayed CLOSED FIXED View
7452 JScript not functioning CLOSED FIXED View
10201 Playback progress not working in WMP 9 CLOSED FIXED View
10202 Battery visualization not working in WMP9 CLOSED FIXED View
10217 Windows Media Player 10 crashes with builtin urlmon CLOSED FIXED View
12633 Windows Media Player 10 crashes on "Add to Library" and exit CLOSED FIXED View
12634 WMP10 main window spurious window decorations CLOSED FIXED View
12635 Windows Media Player 10 doesn't update music list promptly NEW View
12965 Weird border in MSN Messenger when hiding tittle bar CLOSED FIXED View
16101 WMP10: Crashes on launch CLOSED FIXED View
16485 WMP is unable to play mpeg/mpg files, affects Powerpoint 2007's presentation capabilities CLOSED FIXED View
17250 Windows Media Player 10 fails to play DRM wmv files NEW View
20391 Word 2003 background of tab stops is wrong color CLOSED FIXED View
20445 WMP10: Crash on changing tab CLOSED FIXED View
26769 Unable to play mms in Windows Media Player [9|10] with builtin wininet CLOSED FIXED View
30461 Windows Media Player does not render video CLOSED FIXED View
38421 Windows Media Player 9 & 10: mp3 sound plays too fast CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO (With/Without winetricks)

Tested with Wine 0.9.48. Open a terminal type in:

  • winetricks wmp10
  • 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.