32-bit multimedia player for Windows 95-Me. Specify exact version when submitting test reports.
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.
Extremely dependent on GStreamer status.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 31 2017||3.0-rc4||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Jeff D. Hanson|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 15 2010||1.2-rc3||Yes||No||Garbage||A Wine user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Oct 28 2007||0.9.48.||No||Not installable||Garbage||Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Jan 20 2006||0.9.6.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes|
|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|
Install file: mpfull.exe (6.4.07.1112)
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).