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Should Microsoft kill off Windows Media Player

  1. #11


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    It just depends ...


    I'd say "no, they should keep it", if they fix it:
    • No auto-tag replacing.
    • No truncating file names and titles.
    • No loading everything on your pc, every time it starts.


    I'd say "yes, get rid of it", if MS can't be bothered fixing it.

    I found WMP 12 irredeemably awful.
    IMO, WMP 10 was far superior.

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Hmm, you guys are cruel. I like the WMP and use it all the time. I would rather they remove the WMC which I find useless - too confusing and too much trouble to set up.
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  3. #13


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    YMMV


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Hmm, you guys are cruel. I like the WMP and use it all the time.
    If you have never experienced any of the problems that I experienced, that is understandable.

    I don't like the UI though.
    I always seemed to be on the wrong "page", whenever I wanted to do something.

    As I posted in SevenForums, I can't understand how Windows 7 is so good and WMP 12 is so bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I would rather they remove the WMC which I find useless - too confusing and too much trouble to set up.
    I don't like the UI either.
    Ironically, it might actually be better on a touchscreen.
    I also don't like the fact that it has to run 3 or 4 services, as soon as it starts up.

    WMC is the only media player (I have installed) which will successfully tune into all of the available DTV channels in my area.

    MPC & VLC don't seem to be able to do it (each one tunes into about 2/3 of the available channels).
    Even using both of them I can't tune into every available DTV channel.

    I can't get the Winamp DTV plugin to work at all.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 22 Feb 2012 at 05:41.
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  4. #14


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yeah indeed, I never had trouble with the WMP - and I do all kinds of things with it, even snapshots from videos (but it is easier with VLC or WMM).
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  5. #15


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    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1


    I tried to use it, but for me it's a waste of space.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Hmm, you guys are cruel. I like the WMP and use it all the time. I would rather they remove the WMC which I find useless - too confusing and too much trouble to set up.
    On a related note, can that be said about metro design?...
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I'd say "no, they should keep it", if they fix it:
    • No auto-tag replacing.
    • No truncating file names and titles.
    • No loading everything on your pc, every time it starts.

    I'd say "yes, get rid of it", if MS can't be bothered fixing it.

    I found WMP 12 irredeemably awful.
    IMO, WMP 10 was far superior.
    I agree with that. WMP needs a MAJOR redesign to be relevant these days. There has to something in Windows 8 media playing wise that is the bees knees.

    Speaking of such, I was installing WMP 10 on some xp machines because I thought WMP 10 was the last one, but it's not. And wow, I was shocked, to me it felt like exploring an old, abandoned ship since WMP 10 was supposed to come out with Windows Longhorn. It was weird....
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    BAH! There's a recent screenshot of Windows 8 with WMP open and I think it had the About dialog box open in it and it's at version 13 and it STILL looks exactly the same as 12! This is potentially disappointing I have to say...
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