Microsoft is currently working on a new version of Windows Media Player. If you like the program and use it on your system, or just want to take a look at it to see what has changed, you can do so by downloading the latest beta version from the Microsoft website. The player is available for download at the Microsoft website. I found a list of the new features, not sure if it is correct though:
Features in WMP 11 for XP (June 06):
Features in WMP 11 for Vista (Early 07):
Update: Windows Media Player 11 final has been released. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft website linked above. Please note that Windows Media Player 11 is included in Windows Vista and Windows 7, and that the program does not need to be downloaded separately because of this. Windows XP users can upgrade their version of the program from the Microsoft website though.
Microsoft has also made available Windows Media Components for Quicktime on Mac OS X, and a Firefox add-on called Windows Media Player ActiveX control.
Update 2: Microsoft has released Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 7. The company is not making available the new version of the media player for Windows Vista or Windows XP. Users of those operating systems can still download and use Windows Media Player 11 though.
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