Windows Media Player 5.2b question

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August 26, 2010 at 17:22:33
Specs: Win 3.11, i430Tx PR200+/256Mb
I was wondering if anyone has had any success in using the old Windows Media Player for just the use of streaming audio in windows for workgroups. I always test setup programs on my virtual machine before I put it on the real thing. Unfortunately, I am having difficulty getting the network setup through the Virtual Machine so I can test this.

Other much older posts from 2004 suggest that WMP is no-go territory for your hobby machine because it lacks the capacity for getting modern codecs for streaming radio or other audio. Adding to that, it is an unreliable beta release. I tried creating a local file .asx to test a .wma file and that's when the codecs issue bubbled up. It could recognize the file and load it, and the file info was displayed and the file 'played' - but no sound. The codec for the wma was for a much later version of WMP.

Can it work today? Any success stories with WMP for today's streaming audio? Forget about video for now - I'll start with audio and work from there if it is possible. That is depending...

I have a feeling it is dead software, because WMP has always been Updateware or Codeware from day one and was never rooted to a standard file type such as mpeg or mp3. IMHO, one of its failings as a media player is that unwitting computer users could easily stumble into rogue codecs that compromise system security.


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September 7, 2010 at 10:11:27
works ok
player 5.2~=netshow player
netshow video files can be made that work
you just have to use the codecs that windows 3.1 supports

I dont think 5.2 has an automatic codec installer

wma files do not work
it will only work right from its default folder name on the C:

wat say?


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