Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:44 UTC, submitted by Fran Matell
Windows While 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.
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RE: wmv support.
by vitae on Tue 18th Apr 2006 18:40 UTC in reply to "wmv support."
vitae
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2006-02-20

I have found an occasional wmv that won't play on Linux, but most do play. The real problem here, of course, is that the industry can't seem to agree on a single open format for video and one for audio so users don't have to have multiple multimedia players or worry whether a file will play on their machine.

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RE[2]: wmv support.
by jaboua on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:00 in reply to "RE: wmv support."
jaboua Member since:
2005-09-08

"The real problem here, of course, is that the industry can't seem to agree on a single open format for video and one for audio so users don't have to have multiple multimedia players or worry whether a file will play on their machine."

Or use one mediaplayer that supports all the formats you use - like gstreamer-, xine- or mplayer-frontends.

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