Windows Media Player Beta Series 9 available for download

By Arris
Sep 9, 2002
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  1. Windows Media Player Beta Series 9 available for download - Anyone using this yet?

    As per the Techspot front page news
    When I installed this I was presented the option of "Acquire licenses automatically for protected content". Hmmm...

    Also in the release notes some issues with Roxio burning software are mentioned. Just thought I would mention incase anyone doesn't bother read the release notes before installing.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    I've had it on one of my machines for a few days now since I found it mentioned at www.windowsxp.nu . Its fairly slick.

    Your mention of the problems with Roxio is certainly fair and these kinds of problems between Media Player and Roxio began some time ago. I think that not installing the CD writing plug-in (do a custom install of Media Player) should probably work.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I downloaded this yestarday actually without seeing this thread. I like it so far, has some neat features. I plan on making it my default audio and video player from now on, unless of course it starts having some serious problems.
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    Yeah pretty neat alright, though digital CD playback is broken it seems, after several minutes no sound can be heard. Moving the playback slider a little & it fixes it, wierd.
  5. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,534   +92

    I found that pausing the playback and then unpausing didn't work. Had to move the slider back a little to resume playback...
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