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Windows Media Player X9

08 November 2003

Microsoft media player.

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Introducing Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X. Sporting a new brushed steel skin for Apple's newest operating system, this new version of our player opens the world of Windows Media 9 content to Mac users, enabling them to access the best audio and video on the Web. New plug-in support added for Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Safari enables playback of Windows Media files right from the browser.

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134 Reviews of Windows Media Player X

Ilgaz
02 October 2009
Version: 9

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***STAY AWAY*** They still keep this available for a simple reason: To keep Apple OS X installed Macs UNSTABLE if owners are tricked to install it. This is a Carbon monster which can't even work fine on PowerPC Macs, I can't begin to imagine what would it do to Intel Macs especially after Leopard/ Snow Leopard release. Do not install, it won't play any modern wmv file and wmv streaming is in fact depreciated even on MS puppet sites. Install flip4mac quicktime components but be careful, they slip silverlight to it. Also you need to hunt its plugin files in /Library/Internet Plugins and move them to trash, just dragging application to trash won't fix a thing. Every single legitimate plugin in /Internet Plugins will be loaded by every browser which runs on your OS X. It may even force Safari&Others to "Rosetta" mode which you end up running a emulated browser right on your mac. Oh BTW, this is the real face of Microsoft for you.
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Craigsee
04 January 2011
Version: 9
It seems Microsoft WMP9 is gone. Link eventually takes you to Flip4Mac. Unfortunately there are still cases where WMP9 is useful such as when one encounters WM Voice Codec.
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Fredducker
16 June 2010
Version: 9
The link is dead
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Ilgaz
02 October 2009
Version: 9
***STAY AWAY*** They still keep this available for a simple reason: To keep Apple OS X installed Macs UNSTABLE if owners are tricked to install it. This is a Carbon monster which can't even work fine on PowerPC Macs, I can't begin to imagine what would it do to Intel Macs especially after Leopard/ Snow Leopard release. Do not install, it won't play any modern wmv file and wmv streaming is in fact depreciated even on MS puppet sites. Install flip4mac quicktime components but be careful, they slip silverlight to it. Also you need to hunt its plugin files in /Library/Internet Plugins and move them to trash, just dragging application to trash won't fix a thing. Every single legitimate plugin in /Internet Plugins will be loaded by every browser which runs on your OS X. It may even force Safari&Others to "Rosetta" mode which you end up running a emulated browser right on your mac. Oh BTW, this is the real face of Microsoft for you.
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anonymous-elephant-2404
04 October 2007
Version: 9
Oh, man, this is terrible. It won't even launch half of the time on my Mac, and it doesn't even have Intel support! Flip4Mac is the way to go!
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Boutit4sf
21 September 2007
Version: 9
Does anyone know how to view CNBC videos on a powerbook? I downloaded Flip4Mac (again). I already have the required version of WMP. Neither seem to activate/work when I click on a video on CNBC. davidminehart@yahoo.com
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Hankoboy
08 September 2006
Version: 9
I hate WMP. It just dosent work at all. It buffers all the time (I mean I have real player and works perfectly). WMP dosent work with safari. C'mon were in 20 century and bill gates and his cronies have stopped making WMP for mac. Whats with that. I always watch CBC news with their online video service, this week they have converted to Windows media player. It buffers, then when it does start to play, the picture freezes when the video is playing - you can hear it, but no picture. CBC - Why bother putting this service up when you know it dosent work. Its like building a house - the plans call for bricks to be used, but you decide wood. And wonder why it dosent work. I dont know. I dont download WMP files as I cant be bothered any more.
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Macuser25
22 July 2006
Version: 9
Has anyone had any trouble with WMP and their "Intel" mac. I have a Macbook (Intel) and my window media player plug in for Safari just won't work. The player opens for other stuff...but Safari, nope!
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S-P-L-A-T-!
27 May 2006
Version: 9
hehehe... worse and worse in every "update"... a typical MS application!
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Macericg
21 May 2006
Version: 9
Holy cow TNH -- Write a book! But you're right, anyway...
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Threedee912
19 May 2006
Version: 9
WMP (or 'wimp') hasn't been updated in years, and is terrible anyway. It lacks a standard interface, and can't open over half of the windows media files out there. I'd use QuickTime any day.
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Craigsee
14 January 2006
Version: 9
Microsoft has announced there will be no further development of WMP9 Mac as of 01/13/2006. I'm not quite sure what you'd call the period between 11/08/2003 and the above date though. In any case there's Flip4Mac Player which is now free. you can get it at Microsoft's site or at Flip4Mac's site.
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Anonymous
08 November 2005
Version: 9
After a two year hiatus, Microsoft's 'Windows Media Player [for Mac users]' is...well still on hiatus and threatening coma. It is rather unfortunate for 'AppleMacIntosh' (pronounced as one word), but fully understandable since WMP (pronounced wimp) has been in need of an organ transplant since it's birth. WMP (remember this is theoretically a separate application from windows because making a product with a similar name for the mac proves that fact) could be eloquently described as a full featured rich media abstraction layer and user interface with complete platform independence...if it was Apple's QuickTime. It's not. The WMP XPerience on a windows machine is extremely different than that on a Mac. This may be because the Application has not only been updated, but received an iron lung...namely a new version number 10, although I suspect Microsoft of misplacing a period somewhere in there. If you want a hundred plugins and different ways to manage your media on a mac forget it. They aren't there for WMP, QuickTime 7.0.3 is mostly transparent and those jobs are taken by applications like iTunes. Want to author MS content, convert or manage some DRM? Not happening on a Mac. Surely this could not have to do with the fairplay DRM crushing protected... uhm... guarded... uhm... music with harshly worded threats by microsoft attached. WMP has become a political bone. On terminal life-support with no chance of recovery except in it's other life on the integrated windows platform. Any argument about the status as a political item and one of platform morals is only entertained by the extremely ignorant. Try it on the other side. Even if MS COULD make a good version of WMP, there wouldn't be very many third party plug-ins in the Mac world because it is largely redundant. In fact, the ONLY reason this application is needed is to play more recent windows media files. Most of this has to do with the file format being closed and proprietary. Unfortunately, many websites use this player. Arguments about the 'quality' of the files seems to be based on authoring vis a QuickTime (we could go w/ h.264 aac mpeg-4) file is FAR superior to a WMP file, but takes longer to encode. Streaming of QuickTime files is also much handled much better and the software is free, even open-source. For example (since I didn't provide it a few sentences ago), scrubbing pausing and restarting many WMP files results in complete loss of sync and necessitates a restart of the stream or the file. This exists because MS will not open up their format and also because of that VLC v QuickTime confusion about what should and shouldn't be a plugin thing. You NEED to have this for a lot of your website experiences so install it and get used to it. If you have problems consider opening the site with something like Interarchy and downloading the File to your desktop as it will surely suck less than having to restream it.
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Anonymous
04 November 2005
Version: 9
Why does this player require the system password at setup??? Realplayer doesn't ask for this. As far as I remember, neither do VLC or MPlayer.
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Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 9
I think most of these reviews come from hatred for windows. I am a mac only kind of guy, no doubt, but this software does what it is supposed to do. Period.
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Macupdate109
07 October 2005
Version: 9
why Vendor Lock-In and Proprietary Formats Suck: A short piece in one binary, by the Microsoft Mac unit. Yuk.
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Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 9
An embarrassing piece of crapware for Microsoft. Never works in browsers, sluggish player, navigation of video clips in player is real bad... overall I can't believe Microsoft is actually releaseing sioftware like this for the MAc - then again I guess they want to make sure they send a message that everyone should come over to the Microsloth Windows platform.
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Tonyboy
27 September 2005
Version: 9
I would like to rid my hard drive of all Microsoft applications, and Windows Media Player is the last remaining one. And that's just becaues I haven't really found a suitable replacement. Support for Windows Media on the is plentiful on the PC, but really lacking on the Mac. Apps like this one are old, unmaintained and badly written. For instance, you can't open more than 1 movie file simultaneously in WMP. The fast-forward & rewind buttons don't work. The internet plug-in can't play any video longer than 10 seconds without stopping to refill its buffers halfway through (even though you can download the entire video manually in less time than it takes to play through). This app is seriously lacking, and that says something about Microsoft's commitment to the Mac platform.
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s_kalb
23 September 2005
Version: 9
the only sigle reason I use this awful and 5-secs-later responding app is when MPlayer makes weird no-refrash displays (wmv and asf) and when ffmpeg won't convert. that's all. I use it like I use it only when I have no other options left.
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Anonymous
20 September 2005
Version: 9
m$ crapware. Won't play videos off the internet. Ugly,ugly interface...
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1.5
Anonymous
16 September 2005
Version: 9
I found this when I did a Google search...hope this helps... Windows Media Player Crashing on Launch with Tiger OS X 10.4 has been solved in the following ways: 1. "Deleting the file "Windows Media Player Prefs" in Home /Library / Preferences fixed the WMP problem for me. If I try to use the "Modern" skin for WMP it crashes, using the "Default" skin works fine." 2. "Same problem, but fixed after a re-install and reboot. Works fine now. Others have reported this at other sites though. " These (2) fixes are quoted from the following page: http://www.macfixitforums.com/php/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum36&Number=687757&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5&o=31&fpart=
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Anonymous
14 September 2005
Version: 9
Its time Windows Media Player gets an update for Mac. There are so many WMP files it won't play. Damn!
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Anonymous
02 September 2005
Version: 9
Rarely have problems with windows media player, it's ussually a well behaved peice of software and certainly I prefer this versions interface to its windows counterpart. However, I do find that playing .wmv is generally more cpu intensive than an equivelant resolution and quality mpeg4 (xvid, divx, 3ivx etc.) video file via VLC Media Player. I certainly prefer the mpeg (and other open-standard) formats as they can be played on almost any OS without the need for proprietry software. Where as if I have a file in a recent .wmv fomat I can only play it on Mac or Windows).
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Anonymous
31 August 2005
Version: 9
I've downloaded Windowa Media Player 9 and reinstalled it several times. In response to prior comments posted here: (1) yes it works fine IF you download a .wmv file and then open it in Windows Media Player 9, and (2) no it does NOT work when browsing in Safari (ver. 2.0 ; OSX 10.4.2) and you try to view a video file by clicking on the link. See, for example, CNN website. Since this is a pretty basic use of the software I would have to agree with the prior comment. It sucks.
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Anonymous
31 August 2005
Version: 9
lol microsoft is so useless the download wouldnt even open on my powerbook which is running the latest osx
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Anonymous
30 August 2005
Version: 9
Tiger Tiger Tiger! When will we get tiger support?
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Sean
25 August 2005
Version: 9
You know, for the past Windows Media Player for Mac versions, all I hear are complaints. "Ewww, bad." *In a manly voice* "This SUCKS!* Ya know, now I'm starting to wonder if you even tried it yet! Works fine on my 400 MHZ, G4, 10.3.9. So did version 7.1.x. I watch old school pro wrestling matches, (after I download them), and I have absolutely no problems with the app. If you are the type that just doesn't like Microsoft because you're a die hard Mac fanatic, don't waste your time writing a pseudo comment on here. This review section is just for the people who actually TRIED it. A rare error I only get is that a codec isn't supported...but the picture runs fine, it just runs without sound. It's no big thing. Besides, Flip4Mac isn't that great, & I tried the lousy thing!
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Anonymous
03 August 2005
Version: 9
thx for the tip with the Flip4mac. wmv.app is useless with 10.4.2. sayonara
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Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 9
worst crap in the world. I hate websites using wma. thank godness Flip4mac works. boycott wma anyways
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Anonymous
29 June 2005
Version: 9
Updated in november 2003!!! No wonder this app suc*s bigtime! Why even bother MS when this is what you have to offer?!
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Anonymous
21 June 2005
Version: 9
It opens for me, but it won't play anything. I tried all the things suggested: I trashed the prefs, then I trashed the prefs and re-installed, then I repared permissions, trashed the prefs, re-installed and re-repaired permissions. No go. Gah!
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Kiwini Hapa
12 June 2005
Version: 9
Widows Media Player 9 quits in OSX Tiger. Somehow it works on my powerbook with Tiger and my G4 Blue but not on my G4 Chrome face (like I know all of the different versions of the desktop). It worked just fine in Panther. So what do we do?
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 9
Can microsoft delivers a windows media player that is able to play windows media files? could be nice, isn't it?
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Anonymous
17 May 2005
Version: 9
CAN WINDOWS PLEASE MAKE A VERSION OF WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER THAT CAN FINALLY PLAY ONLINE RADIOSTATIONS... I AM VERY MAD THAT I GET THE MESSAGE LIKE: PLEASE VERIFY YOUR PATH AND TRY AGAIN... BULL.....
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Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 9
problems in tiger, i need a new version
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3.5
Vitaly
04 May 2005
Version: 9
quits in tiger
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Anonymous
04 May 2005
Version: 9
I hava a MDD dual 1GHz G4 and a 1GHz iBook, both have Tiger, and it runs on both. This program does sport the brushed metal interface that Microsoft touts as a feature, but other than that it's still a crappy program. You cannot scrub foreword or backward without the picture freezing. It doesn't support Microsooft's incription and it's unstable. It does work in browsers, which is a good thing. Bottom line, in a windoze world we need this program, and it does its the best we've got for browser plugins. But for a stand alone player try VNC or MPlayer OSX.
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Anonymous
03 May 2005
Version: 9
Not working in Tiger.
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Anonymous
26 April 2005
Version: 9
Microsoft blows, but let's be honest about it. It works. The UI is tolerable. It works. Period.
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Anonymous
24 April 2005
Version: 9
I don't know why somebody would encode their media into wmv format, but they do. So if you really need to watch something and it's only available as a wmv, then this is the tool for you. Actually, it's the only tool because microsoft doesn't liscense the technology, so you're stuck with it. In terms of usefulness, you really need it sometimes, even though it really sucks, actually.
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Anonymous
20 April 2005
Version: 9
A client of ours has made an unconfirmed claim that WMP under OS X may sometimes CORRUPT files that it has no business touching in locations it should not be accessing (ie. other preferences, etc.) Has anyone experienced this and has more info to add?
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2r
17 April 2005
Version: 9
Win media files must be the worse crap there is, they always makes my browser crash when there's an embedded win media file and the player just keeps bouncing never to start when trying to open. Even tried re-installing, same result.
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Ryan
30 March 2005
Version: 9
Meh. I'm unimpressed. Real is doing a better job of kissing up than Microsoft. WMP's interface scared my cat away and made me want to puke. Video playback is a bit sluggish, surprisingly; I've never had that problem with QT Player, Real, or VLC. At least it does support full-screen playback, which is better than what QT offers, but much less than what VLC can do. Bottom line: You're going to need it to view/listen to media encoded with the WM format. Sorry. Get over it, that's life. Use VLC for everything else. VLC handles just about everything but the newest WM codecs.
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Anonymous
26 March 2005
Version: 9
Microsoft media player 9.0 works fine. I don't know why some maybe having problems. I'v been a mac user for the last 4 years. I use Mirosoft office for mac 2004(because it is the best office suite program for the mac) and media player 9.0 because I have to use it to listen to my on-line programs) NEVER have I had a problem and I use it everyday. Media 9.0 has never crashed on me. For listening to music and audio streams on the web it work fine.
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Anonymous
17 March 2005
Version: 9
I want to know if there is any way to hack the programs so I can use downloaded skins. I really hate the choices that MS gives.
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Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 9
Man I really hate freakin Microsoft... They're pushing their format, but wont even bother to work on the player for other OS's so it can play the crap they're peddling. I wouldn't even bother with it but there are radio stations out there I'd like to get that only bropadcast in WinMedia. Unfortunately if you're not using Wondows as your OS the player is like 50 versions behind & supports none of the features required to play the stinking streams. How do you release a player that doesn't support all of the features of your own file format???? What did MS do? Pawn WinMedia for Mac off on a high school VisualBasic class? This app SUCKS.
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Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 9
Doesn't play any of the audio in media from Microsoft's own website. VLC can play the audio, but not the video. If VLC can do it, it can't be that hard. Typical lazy MS. They should just give apple the specs to Windows Media so it can be included in QuickTime. This is such a joke.
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Anonymous
01 February 2005
Version: 9
Awful. Almost never works, and when it does the playback i chubby. Why do we have to suffer with such bad player? I use MPlayer for wma files but streaming is still to be handled by WMP 9. Damn!
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Anonymous
31 January 2005
Version: 9
There have been a few times when certain wmv/asf video files wouldn't play because the "link is out of date or inaccurate", even though it's not a streaming file and it worked perfectly fine before. Anyone know what the cause of this is?
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Anonymous
16 January 2005
Version: 9
Still doens't play wm3 (wmv3) files. Lame.
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07 January 2005
Version: 9
Why does MS not update its Mac versions of both this, WMplayer and Messenger to the same level as the Windoze versions. It's not down to a deficiency on the part of mac hardware. This app is so far behind it PC equivalent that in many circumstances it is incapable of performing the limited task for which it was designed. Windows users have full versions of iTunes and QT and this is from Apple, a company that's total worth is less that that of the development cost for windows alone. Maybe its part of MS's strategy to try to get us to convert. However, if this is the case, there plan is fatally flawed. The windows versions of these apps are markedly superior to what we have, but they are still awful programs. I'm not a MS hater, I see my computer as a tool, and I want the best I can get and Macs currently offer benefits that in my opinion PC's can't match. Microsoft can make good software for Macs; we definitely have a better office package, even-though we don't have the full line up of higher-level apps (MS Project, etc). I guess that goes to show that you get what you pay for. I seem to have written a novel. I didn't mean to do that ;)
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Anonymous
29 December 2004
Version: 9
Hopeless. Download VLC for a decent player.
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Anonymous
28 December 2004
Version: 9
Installer don't work. Asks me for higher access, i have root access.. This is extremely homosexual...
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Anonymous
19 December 2004
Version: 9
Better avoid sites that sell .wmv files as Windows provides them with a protection that is not mac-friendly. Meaning that bought .wmv files will give the following signal instead of playing : "The hardware license for this content is inconsistent".
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funnellpd
18 December 2004
Version: 9
Pretty bad, but not as awful garage as RealPlayer (awful garbage).
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Anonymous
12 December 2004
Version: 9
Don't bother. Only plays about half of the .wmv files I've tried. Seems very buggy. Claims it can't find the selected file sometimes. MPlayer seems to work better. Can't handle mpg, avi or other video formats. MPlayer is better
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Anonymous
25 November 2004
Version: 9
Now this doesn't make sense. I downloaded WMP for OS X, but the installter requires OS 9? If I wanted to run OS (, I would have downloaded WMP for OS 9!
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Anonymous
24 November 2004
Version: 9
I could not build a list of the files I would like to play... I agree with someone who commented abou conversion from *.wma to a "microsoftless format".
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Anonymous
15 November 2004
Version: 9
a tool to convert wmv to something "Microsoftless" should be better, my DVD Player plays DIVX files, wmv sucks!
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Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 9
So far so good on my humble G5 'puter, does what it says....
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3.5
Anonymous
15 October 2004
Version: 9
Media Player 9 plays .wmv files fine. I haven't tried it on other formats because I got it to play .wmv. Some people either can't buy a system built after 1996, or they don't have the slightest clue what the word MEMORY means. I'm not sure which, but my system runs it well, and it's 2 years old...
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Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 9
Horrible. I was hoping for compatability with wmv3 avi containers but there isn't. It has major problems with streaming video. Even on a fast computer with a fast connection it stutters when you watch it... if it even plays, that is. I wish there was some sort of alternative, but unfortunately there isn't.
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Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 9
Terrible ... cuts out, trys to rebuffer audio stream .. can't ... stops entirely .. What are we supposed to do if it is the only format supported by a particular web site? I'll tell you what.. nothing .. we're screwed.
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Anonymous
02 October 2004
Version: 9
Still no support for WMA DRM
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Anonymous
29 September 2004
Version: 9
Media Palyer 9x BLOWS, it WONT play .wmv extensions, thanks BIll! It's a terrible vaule, and it's free!
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Anonymous
14 September 2004
Version: 9
I agree, this is terrible! Every time I try to watch a video on line I get an error 'play format not recognized' what a piece of garbage. It's reasons like these I am a die-hard Mac user.
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Anonymous
12 September 2004
Version: 9
The most awful piece of junk ever written. Bad on OS 9, a disgrace on OS X, WMP defies description. One can only draw the conclusion this mess was deliberately put together as part of some 'deal' between Apple and M$, perhaps to ensure QuickTime's 'purity' on the Mac platform. If someone wrote a WMV plug-in for QuickTime that worked that would be really interesting but M$'s WMP is about as low as it gets.
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Anonymous
29 August 2004
Version: 9
i wouldn't even give it 1 star if i had a choice. it sucks so badly. this proves microsoft sucks even more.
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Anonymous
16 August 2004
Version: 9
2 words...It sucks. The rights manager is terribly out of date and the player can barely keep up. 3 thumbs down Micro$oft!
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Anonymous
14 August 2004
Version: 9
Easy solution to this crap, EasyWMA... It turns all your WMA's into mp3's for itunes :o)
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Thephase
30 July 2004
Version: 9
This is absolutely the worst player for the Mac. It has a hard time playing any MS format. It buffers all the time and takes way too long. A complete waste of time. What's wrong with MS that they can't make a single decent Mac application?
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Anonymous
26 July 2004
Version: 9
to anyone who needs to play those crapy asf or wmv files use mplayer or VLC , they are both great :)
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Anonymous
26 July 2004
Version: 9
WHY DOES THIS INSTALLER NED A ADMIN PASSWORD!!!!!What kind of crap is this installing on my computer,almost all other media players just have a dmg where i can just copy it to my hard drive.BE AWARE THIS THING INSTALLS CRAP ON YOUR COMPUTER.Do not give your admin password to any installer unless you are sure they are credible and NOT microsoft. Microsoft is just making there already bad reputation worse
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2.5
Anonymous
25 July 2004
Version: 9
WMP reminds me of Chryslers' retarded "Bentley wannabe""comback" to BMW's 7 series.
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Anonymous
20 July 2004
Version: 9
Downloaded and installed, but there's no sound, and it keeps rebuffering as usual... I wish people would use quicktime on their websites...
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Anonymous
17 July 2004
Version: 9
Forget it! it does not worth except for wintel fans.
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Anonymous
17 July 2004
Version: 9
Of the two types of Windows Media videos that I have, Windows Media Player will play neither of them. It astounds me how a product named Windows Media Player is completely incapable of playing Windows Media Video files. It won't open AVIs, it won't play WMV files with the WMV3 codec (a very popular one), it won't play ASF files with the ACELP.net codec (another popular one), and it doesn't even recognize AVI files as something it can open. You'd think that perhaps Microsoft would try to make a free product for Mac that could actually do what it was functionally built to do, otherwise it just feeds the "Microsoft sucks" fire and reflects even more poorly on the way they do business.
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Anonymous
26 June 2004
Version: 9
Another vote for 'useless.' Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X does NOT play WMV3 files, while the version which runs on Windows itself does. Also, the installer required my password, and didn't give me any list telling me what it installed where. (As far as I can see, in addition to the app, it added "Windows Media Plugin" and "DRM Plugin" to "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins".)
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Anonymous
14 June 2004
Version: 9
Totally and utterly useless. It doesn't play WMV3 files, and just about any other type that it does play can be viewed fine in either Mplayer or VLC.
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Anonymous
12 June 2004
Version: 9
WMP for the Mac is as bad as the Quicktime for Windows: slow, unstable and totally useless. On the PC platform, we at least have access to the QuickTime alternative software... But on Mac... Nothing!! I will probably install Linux on my mac... Will make it get useful!
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Anonymous
11 June 2004
Version: 9
Microsoft doest it on purpose.... cripplig the soft for MAC. wount play WMV3. everything for MAC is like in Beta version , MSN Messenger also lacks 40% of features on Win version. final word: SUCKS
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Anonymous
10 June 2004
Version: 9
no further comment needed ;-))
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Anonymous
03 June 2004
Version: 9
One of these days WMP will allow you to export to mp3 files so you could listen to those audio files with iTunes. This update doesn't perform. And it's no different than the version I had before 7.1
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Anonymous
02 June 2004
Version: 9
Don't kid yourself. Just because Microsoft owns the Windows Media Codec doesn't mean their player for OSX plays it better. This is absolutely the WORST piece of software I have ever used on any platform. Sure, it can play files, but the quality stinks, and if you try to fast forward the movie, it has to think for 10 seconds before it gets there. Even worst is its browser plugin. I listen to Gameday Audio on MLB.com. It has a very hard time playing the streams, buffering every 10 seconds. I thought it was my browser, but when I switched to Real Audio, it plays them perfect. Thanks, Microshaft, for releasing the worst multimedia player known to man. I'm just thankful I have VLC or MPlayer to turn to when I need to play a Windows Media file.
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Anonymous
30 May 2004
Version: 9
DONT BOTHER! This is the biggest joke for a media player i've seen yet - but then thats typical of microsoft. The player doesn't play .avi or .mov and its excuse for a playlist tool is a favourites menu. yes, thats right, your can't make playlists - you can only play one file at a time. you said it - ITS A PIECE OF CRAP CRAP CRAP :)
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Pieter De Beenhouwer
23 May 2004
Version: 9
I'm still looking for a asf player, cause my mac does not seem to support this file type. I've allready installed mplayer, Real one, Media player and still nothing... If you know one that does actually work, please mail me...
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3.75
Anonymous
22 May 2004
Version: 9
This application, plays windows media, it does so reliably and is free. It does not have many features however. If you need to play windows media content this application will. Mplayer and VLC are arguably better in terms of features and performance. however neither handles the latest windows media codecs. If I have a choice of Windows Media player, VLC and Mplayer to install on my mothers mac so she can view mindows media I will choose Windows media Player every time. It might well be a MS app, but it doesn't do anything intrinsicaly evil, and it works. So why the missleading reviews?
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Anonymous
15 May 2004
Version: 9
WOW! I was going to try to download WMP; but after reading the reviews on this and other websites, I decided against it. In fact, I decided that Microsoft is extremely unreliable. That's too bad Microsoft services suck.
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2.75
Lordlothar250
15 April 2004
Version: 9
it doesnt support .avis... so NO WMV3 for us!!! i really need WMV3 but no player supports it... if anybody knows a solution, lordlothar250@bluemail.ch thanx
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Anonymous
13 April 2004
Version: 9
does anyone know how to convert windoze media files to quicktime?? post me back!
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4.5
Anonymous
10 April 2004
Version: 9
Awesome. Worked great for me. I have Panther 10.3.2.
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5
Anonymous
06 April 2004
Version: 9
Tranquille man
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gumie
27 March 2004
Version: 9
doesn't work. Nothing plays can't figure out why. I have downloaded patches and still nothing. Good luck.
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Anonymous
04 March 2004
Version: 9
at least mwp7 installed. on this one the installer just crashes with 10.3
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4.25
Anonymous
01 March 2004
Version: 9
The only good M$ application on OS X. Works as advertised.
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Anonymous
27 February 2004
Version: 9
Hi, i downloaded wmp on my mac g4 titanium with osx 10.3 on it it, it dosent work well for asf files but does for others if u need a good free player for mac try this link ive tryed it and it works very well no bugs or any crapp like that just plain and simple http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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4.25
Anonymous
08 February 2004
Version: 9
I hate to say that but it works fine and it can open Media Player files VLC and MPlayer can't. I prefer VLC but WMP 9 is a great application. Now OS X can open everything. That's funny I can read more files on my Mac than on my PC with Windows XP.
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Anonymous
31 December 2003
Version: 9
I just upgraded, and I can't view any wma, wmv or asf files. Windows Media Player is total rubbish but I really need it to work ...
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1.25
John Sullivan
31 December 2003
Version: 9
This program is entirely too buggy for my liking. As others have noted, the Safari integration is below par. Also, Window's Media Files can easily be viewed in VLC, which is far less buggy and supports most video formats. One more thing, WMP needs to be able to have more than one file playing at the same time.
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arwenwitch
19 December 2003
Version: 9
What's the use of integrating a plug-in to Safari if it doesn't work properly afterwards? I listen to the news from my country in streaming. With this new version, it plays in mono instead of stereo and it interrupts as soon as there's a small fluctuation of the bandwidth. Added to the fact that it sometimes doesn't recognize its own format, it makes it another perfect creation of the dark side: full of bugs. Microsoft, you're still the worst of them all!
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1.75
Anonymous
10 December 2003
Version: 9
Unable to play Windows Media Player WMA and ASF files that need Microsoft's own Digital Rights Management (DRM) version 7. C'mon Microsoft, DRM has been around in v7.1 for a couple of years now and your Mac player is unable to play your OWN format? You must be kidding!
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