Windows Media Player 6.4 for Windows 3.x?

January 2, 2013 at 22:39:09
Specs: Windows 3.11, 80486DX2-66MHz / 32 megs
I am trying to find WMP 6.4 for Win3.x. The links are dead. There absolutely was WMP 6.4 for Win3.x

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January 3, 2013 at 10:28:40
This download link definitely works, I just tried it and it downloaded no problem. You need to learn how to search properly, I found it in 5 seconds:

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January 3, 2013 at 12:17:59
That WMP 6.4 is 32-bit, which is for Windows 95 and later. Oldversion does not know that Win3.x requires 16-bit programs.

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January 3, 2013 at 22:13:01
Not what you're after but something here might do the trick

You may need the win32s extensions to run the later version.

BTW I had an issue with the Way Back machine link as well.

Here's a related thread from 2004

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January 6, 2013 at 04:59:05
From my experiments, Windows Media Player for Win 3.x doesn't work very well. It can't even play some AVI files. You can hear the sound for some of them, but there are updated codecs required which were never created because by the end of the 1990s Microsoft and their partners were already abandoning any further Win 3.x compatible software. Even the beta version of Internet Explorer 5 for Win 3.x is something of an anomaly, because it was actually destined to be shelved. But because the project was so far along they released it anyway.

3.x WMP cannot play streaming audio, nor can NetShow - not even locally. Once again the problem is codecs.

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January 11, 2013 at 21:48:46
Your best alternative would be to use WinPlay3 which was released in Win16 and Win32 versions.

WinPlay3 can play a large selection of files including MP3. It was last developed in May 1997 (v 2.3.b5) but I have no issues playing MP3 and CD from today.

Because the Wayback Machine can also archive files from the pages it crawls, you can download the files that are on the archived page:

IMPORTANT: the files that say Win16 will work on both Windows 3.x and Windows 95, the ones that say Win32 will only work on Windows 95 and later! Windows 95 is a hybrid 16/32-bit operating system, but Windows 3.x can mostly only run 16-bit code (excluding Win32s exceptions).

Hope this helps!

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January 12, 2013 at 09:50:26
Good stuff.
For those that didn't have luck with the 16 bit version from Wayback Machine link the file is located elsewhere-

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