New Media Player 11 leaked and looking good

By Justin Mann on May 15, 2006, 7:35 PM
If you've been reading up on MS, you'd noticed that earlier today, the impending release of Media Player 11 was more or less “jumped forward” when the software was leaked. While a leak two days in advance of the actual release isn't much, seeing screenshots of the new player is interesting, and to be honest it looks rather neat. Windows Media Player has a notorious history of being bloated, but a lot of people use it, so you'd hope that successive releases would improve it. WMP6 was the last popular release, and many still use it today, but after seeing it up and close, if it performs well it would fit extremely well in a media center environment where aesthetics matter.

As far as default skins go, WMP11 definitely has Winamp and Audacious beat. But then again, the modding community is what really sets them apart. Time will tell! The site with the screenshots up is pretty heavily loaded, but a mirror is available.

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crossfire851 said:
Here is a working link[url]
YER/Microsoft_Windows_Media_Player.rar[/url]Kind of neat looking. Gotta love that Vista gui look.[Edited by crossfire851 on 2006-05-15 20:30:29]
buttus said:
Geez....I have NO idea it would be SO painful to bend over....Ya know, ever since I upgraded to Win XP Pro 64-bit edition I have been extremely pleased with performance and stability...but constantly PO'd at the lack of support for the OS. For example, last night I hurried home and started a frenzied search for WMP 11 (as many of the links posted started dying a quick death). Finally I found one that was working and waited anxiously as the download was progressing. With glee I unzipped the rar files and went to find out the damn thing will NOT install into XP Pro 64-bit will only install onto XP 32-bit.Damnit all to hell.Seriously though, I have a legit copy of MS software, and yet more frequently then naught I get constandly screwed over on software and apps.If anyone knows a 64bit version of WMP11 please let me know. I'll be the one crying in the corner.:(
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