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  1. #1


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    Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

    Media player


    Is there anyway I can install media player into Windows 8 N - didn't realise it doesn't have one.
    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Pargas, Finland
    Posts : 48
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center


    Do you mean "Windows Media Player"? It should be a part of W8... Oh wait... xD You have 8 N = doesn't include Media Player. You can download Media Player from here: Get Windows Media Player - Microsoft Windows
    The W7 version should work fine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit


    Thanks Danrex -- appreciate fast response! Unfortunately cannot install media player no matter how hard I try -- compatibility etc.
    But did find a little media player -- FLV Player -- which does what I want it to do - just audio files into Dragon.
    Am sure Microsoft will come up with a media pack soon.

    Thanks,
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  4. #4


    Pargas, Finland
    Posts : 48
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center


    Yeah!
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  5. #5


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    VLC will play any codec known to man or beast -- great little FREE media player - especially video. Also plays commercial ENCRYPTED DVD's too.

    VideoLAN - Download official VLC media player for Windows

    For Audio loads of other FREE one's -- Media monkey etc. I paid a small amount more for Winamp Pro --great for all my audio stuff.

    Why on Earth would you want MS's attempt at a media player - WMP is basically an abomination -- and really who needs even WMC since all the TV streams you want are readily available all over the Internet -- you don't even need a TV tuner card any more.

    If you really MUST have WMP download the "Non N" version -- same key as you've already got. If you are a TechNet subscriber you can reactivate again (keys are good for 10 activations).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #6


    Maybe we forgot that WMP for Windows 8 will NOT play DVD's anymore.

    So adding it for the express purpose of playing DVD's won't do you any good anyway.
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  7. #7


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Maybe we forgot that WMP for Windows 8 will NOT play DVD's anymore.

    So adding it for the express purpose of playing DVD's won't do you any good anyway.
    Hi there
    that's why I suggested downloading VLC. That DOES work. !!!!

    As I posted above there really isn't too much point in using Ms WMP any more (if there was any in the first place either of ever using it).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Maybe we forgot that WMP for Windows 8 will NOT play DVD's anymore.

    So adding it for the express purpose of playing DVD's won't do you any good anyway.
    Hi there
    that's why I suggested downloading VLC. That DOES work. !!!!

    As I posted above there really isn't too much point in using Ms WMP any more (if there was any in the first place either of ever using it).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    There certainly isn't much point in using it when it can't even play a DVD anymore, nobody bothered to mentioned this at all so I figured it was a relevant point.
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  9. #9


    Is there another Media Player that will play Midi Files, VLC won't play midis. I have Win 8.1 and plan on updating to Win 10, when it becomes available, and WMC is going to be gone with Win 10
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    VLC will play any codec known to man or beast -- great little FREE media player - especially video. Also plays commercial ENCRYPTED DVD's too.

    VideoLAN - Download official VLC media player for Windows

    For Audio loads of other FREE one's -- Media monkey etc. I paid a small amount more for Winamp Pro --great for all my audio stuff.

    Why on Earth would you want MS's attempt at a media player - WMP is basically an abomination -- and really who needs even WMC since all the TV streams you want are readily available all over the Internet -- you don't even need a TV tuner card any more.

    If you really MUST have WMP download the "Non N" version -- same key as you've already got. If you are a TechNet subscriber you can reactivate again (keys are good for 10 activations).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I too have VLC and it works great. But since I got Windows Media Center installed I dont use it as much. I might have it as default for video though, been a while.
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