Windows Media Player

32-bit multimedia player for Windows 95-Me.  Specify exact version when submitting test reports.

Application Details:

Version: 6.4
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc4

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Playback of audio files.

What does not

Seek bar and volume control don't work.  Some videos will cause it to get stuck "opening" and hang when trying to abort, others will load and produce sound but no video (black screen).  Error and abort when closing Options dialog or attempting to organize favorites.  Looks for help files in wrong directory.  MMS streams fail to load with a "File not found" error.


What was not tested

Not all supported media formats tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments


MD5:  83415c091b71ebd15991db35e77509b7

SHA1: 44aef252a660612a01ee13271d84d2da3885e58d

Extremely dependent on GStreamer status.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20173.0-rc4Yes Yes NoBronzeJeff D. Hanson 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 15 20101.2-rc3Yes No GarbageA Wine user 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 28 20070.9.48.No Not installable GarbageAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 20 20060.9.6.Yes Yes GoldAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44264 MPEG video not rendered in Windows Media Player 6.4 NEW View
44266 Seek bar does not respond correctly to adjustment in Windows Media Player 6.4 NEW View
44267 Windows Media Player 6.4 defaults to wrong directory for help file NEW View
44268 Volume control non-functional in Windows Media Player 6.4 NEW View
44271 MMS streams do not play in Windows Media Player 6.4 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Installation notes

Install file:  mpfull.exe  (
MD5:  83415c091b71ebd15991db35e77509b7
SHA1: 44aef252a660612a01ee13271d84d2da3885e58d

Set Windows version to Windows ME or earlier using winecfg.

Media support is very dependent on GStreamer and wine-quartz.  Since this version of Windows Media Player is 32-bit, that means the 32-bit version of GStreamer and its plug-ins need to be installed.  Note that on Ubuntu (and Debian) some plug-ins are not multiarch compatible and thus they can not be installed alongside 64-bit versions.

Before testing, try playing test media using gst-play (named gst-play-1.0 in Ubuntu).   This is found in the "gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps" package (Debian and Ubuntu).  If it doesn't play with gst-play, it's not going to play in Wine.

The gst-inspect tool will show information about GStreamer plugins but note that you may have multiple versions installed (like 0.10 and 1.0) with different names depending on your distro.  They will report different sets of plugins.

Midi support requires fluidsynth to be installed.

Videos may not display correctly (WMP or gst-play) with the nouveau driver.

It only supports Microsoft Media Server (MMS) protocol for streaming (assuming bug #44271 gets fixed).