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    Windows 7 (32 bit)

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    Hi, I have not yet installed the developer preview of Win 8 but was curious to know as to which version of Windows Media Player is currently in there and which version of WMP would the final release of win 8 include?

    I read somewhere that the next version of WMP would support more file formats... If so, has anyone tested the file formats? Does it include any new codecs / plug-ins / features?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by werty12345; 06 Mar 2012 at 13:16. Reason: minor edit

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    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Werty, welcome to the Eightforums .

    Windows 8 Will have the same version of windows media player as seven or vista. This version that came with it is: 12.0.8250.0 (Windows media player 12) Also, it does not come with any more codecs than Windows 7 Due to the fact that even freeware codecs are copyrighted and as long as i know microsoft can't distribute them.

    (But you can download the by yourself )
    Last edited by Kynix; 06 Mar 2012 at 13:38. Reason: spelling
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    Windows 8


    I have uploaded for you some screenshots in order to get a better idea about windows media player.

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    It is probably wise to install VLC too - and if it is only for .flv
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    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit

    No obvious changes I can see in either WMP or WMC


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    Last edited by HPDeskjet; 06 Mar 2012 at 17:34.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    I installed Shark007 Codecs. It works on my Windows 7 as well the the Developer's Preview and it makes your Windows Media Player play more formats like .flv.

    Download Windows 7 Codecs 3.5.4 - FileHippo.com

    With this package, I no longer need to install other third party media players. I hated VLC.
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  7. #7


    I use MediaMonkey for music with the MonkeyFlow addon... I like flipping through my album covers. Nice eye candy.
    I usually use Media Player Classic for visual media, though I can get it to install correctly in Eight yet. WMP12 sometimes has trouble with subtitles -- it won't turn them off in a few movies I backed up to HD.
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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I've used Shark007 Codecs on Windows 7 for ages, and will soon install it on the CP. If anyone knows any better ones I'd be willing to have a look.
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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    @Hpdeskjet, its easy to see you don't like Windows 8, lol , nice job so far keep up the good work.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 (32 bit)


    @Hpdeskjet: Thanks a lot for the screenshots...Really appreciate it.

    All others: It would be better if we reply to the topic... This thread is not about which other codecs / players are better... It was just for WMP...
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