Bit OTish: Windows Media Player V10 is now available....

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by D.A.L., Sep 16, 2004.

  1. D.A.L.

    D.A.L. Guest

    D.A.L., Sep 16, 2004
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  2. Afaik Mediaplayer has it's own separate update site, as does MS Office,
    and various other MS bits&pieces. I'd hardly rate it a critical update,
    although I am downloading it on the faint and forlorn hope that it might
    be a bit less bloated than WMP9 (i.e. faster!).

    btw, if you start WMP9 and ask it to look for updates, it won't find
    WMP10 as a viable update either.
    GSV Three Minds in a Can, Sep 17, 2004
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  3. In message <hao2d.1448$>, D.A.L.
    and for XP only
    David Livingstone, Sep 17, 2004
  4. Took me 7 minutes to find the first bug. Look at the 'year released'
    sort in media library, pick a track with 'unknown', display the 'date
    released' column (not there by default), enter 1993, and watch WMP10
    sort it into the 1992 bucket.

    Some MS code-turkey can't tell their < from their <=, apparently.
    GSV Three Minds in a Can, Sep 17, 2004
  5. D.A.L.

    Trevor Best Guest

    You mean play everything like Pinky and Perky? :)


    \\ \\ Windows is searching
    \ \ For your sig.
    \ \ Please Wait.
    Trevor Best, Sep 17, 2004
  6. Bitstring <>, from the
    It'll be a beta until the .a or .a release, however it is now a very
    public beta, since MS are pushing at at everyone and their auntie.
    GSV Three Minds in a Can, Sep 17, 2004
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    Shawk Guest

    I'm owe a dept to WMP10 cos after messing with it for a week it forced me to
    look at alternatives and I came up with musicmatch jukebox. Still
    evaluating it but it looks pretty good so far. Shaun
    Shawk, Sep 17, 2004
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    BigH2K Guest

    It would appear that you owe your English teacher nothing :)
    BigH2K, Sep 17, 2004
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    Shawk Guest

    Aah, sorry, didn't know we were being marked down for grammar. Will try
    harder. Shaun
    Shawk, Sep 17, 2004
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    Lee Guest

    Shawk wrote:

    I'm no Microsoft fan, but saying that Musicmatch is better than WMP is a
    bit extreme ;) :)

    Lee, Sep 17, 2004
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    Shawk Guest

    Hi Lee,

    No idea whether it is better or worse yet - said it looked pretty good so
    far but was still evaluating it. Always resisted other programmes but not
    keen on '10' so far (though I am watching a film on it while typing this).
    Are there better alternatives?

    Ta, Shaun
    Shawk, Sep 17, 2004
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    Lee Guest

    Shawk wrote:

    A friend of mine is a DJ and runs a small business selling music, he has
    all his stuff catalogued on Musicmatch. Reckons it's the best, and he's
    tried nearly all the apps out there over the last few years :)

    I just personally find Musicmatch just as slow and bloated as WMP - the
    early versions of MM were a buggy nightmare, which is what put me off,
    but to be fair it has got much better with the latest release.

    Lee, Sep 17, 2004
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    Shawk Guest

    Yes, it's the cataloguing in MM that I do like so far. The problem I had
    with WMP10 was each and every MP3 track played slow for the first couple of
    seconds. Perfect after that but those few seconds at the start of each
    track drove me up the wall. Couldn't fix it so thought I'd try something
    else. The same files play fine with MM. I'll try rolling back to WMP9
    tomorrow and see if the issue is still there - it's probably just a bug with
    10. Shaun
    Shawk, Sep 18, 2004
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    Paul Hopwood Guest

    From memory other updates to Windows Media Player have been available
    via Windows Update site, but as an optional update.
    I recall one or two fixes to Windows Media Player were classed as
    security updates as they were related to vulnerabilities found in the
    software but updates to the player itself have been optional.
    Surely want media playing at the speed it was intended to play at?
    ;-) (flashback to memories of trying to sing along during high-speed
    dubs on tape-to-tape decks)
    ISTR the same update check was available in WMP8 and didn't detect
    WMP9 either so maybe it's only for updates *within* a given version of
    the software?

    Paul Hopwood, Sep 18, 2004
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    Paul Hopwood Guest

    Not any more. They released it a week or so ago.

    Paul Hopwood, Sep 18, 2004
  16. Bitstring <>, from the
    Yeah yeah, but I'd like it to open my media database without freezing
    for 20 seconds. (Actually WMP10 =will= play music faster, iirc)
    GSV Three Minds in a Can, Sep 18, 2004
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