Microsoft releases Media Player 11 Beta 2

By Justin Mann on September 1, 2006, 9:38 PM
More interesting Windows news, Microsoft has just released Beta 2 of its updated MediaPlayer 11, which will be coupled with Vista. On top of a host of new features such as integration with the Xbox 360, wifi-transfer capabilities, integration with the Zune (Microsoft's future media player), CD ripping, DVD management and more, the player is designed to be an overall "media hub" of a PC. Of course, it's incompatible with music purchased via iTunes, but supports anything that uses Microsoft's proprietary DRM. If you have a machine running XP SP2 or higher, you will be able to use the media player now and after it's official release.

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slake said:
Geez, you make it sound like Windows Media Player can't play any other media except MS DRM. In fact, just to make sure it's clear, it can play ANY music other than apple's proprietary DRM music. It can also be used to purchase music from tons of online music stores, again exept from apple's proprietary store. I think people need to wake up and realize they do have a choice. Choice is nice.
nz_skater said:
Don't get all up in arms, I think it was a dig at apple as much as or more than MS.On a side note, the fact that the UPnP service is now controlled by WMP and is done via the WMP library is wicked! Streaming to XBox 360 is too easy and there's no longer any need for my PC to sit there building a DB of all my shared files every time I start up.
manch said:
it's so good
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