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Are there any updates to windows media player for the RTM?

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    Are there any updates to windows media player for the RTM?


    Has there been any updates to the windows media player for the RTM version? This thing should have been updated centuries ago. I'm sure some people might use other programs but for people without internet or knowledge that there are other programs out there they should update this player. Not a fan of xbox music, so far it's feels very bland.

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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Nope. WMP is pretty much the same as it was in win7.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Nope. The Desktop remains much the same as 7. It's kind of a push towards using the new Music app and Video app. VLC player is a good alternative. The Xbox Music app is right now still in development, it doesn't say it's a preview app, bit I know for a fact it isn't feature complete.
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    No, apart from the inability to play DVDs, not much has changed.

    I use Power-DVD 10 for DVD playback.

    WMP with the K-Lite codec pack plays everything else.

    (I don't use the Start-Screen player).
    Last edited by Kat; 03 Sep 2012 at 19:53.
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Are there any updates to windows media player for the RTM?
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