posted by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:44 UTC, submitted by Fran Matell
IconWhile most people won't be able to get their hands on Vista until next year, consumers will be able to get some of the media enhancements sooner. Microsoft is on track to release a Windows XP version of Windows Media Player 11 before the end of June, the company confirmed last week.

Also, liquidat wrote us: "While I searched for information about Alsa support for Real/HelixPlayer I came across the HelixPlayer v3.0 project overview and found that there is a group working on this. This means that we will sooner or later get native (and legal) Windows Audio/Video support on Linux. Windows DRM though will not be supported on Linux but on "devices", whatever that may be."

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