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Windows Media Player 11 Download

Yesterday Microsoft released the new Windows media player 11 silently on its Internet website. You can download the (final) version of Media Player at the official Media Player homepage. This version is only usable with Windows XP and not previous versions of the operating system, so keep that in mind before you head over and start to download the program to your system. Guidelines for common actions like installing the player, codec information and playing / burning files can be found on the faq page of Media Player 11.

Please note that Microsoft might check for WGA (Windows genuine advantage) before you are able to download the file from the official website. Try this download if you want to avoid the check. I have not installed it at my home computer, there could be a second check during the installation of the tool.

If you run into troubles you can take a look at the readme for Windows Media Player 11 for XP which contains a large list of known issues. (lots of synchronizing errors, playback errors and the like). I would not rely on Media Player but suggest you take a look at incredible alternatives that are faster and better, VLC comes to my mind.

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Update:  Windows Media Player 11 is still available on the linked website for Windows XP users who can't use the latest version of the player as it is no longer compatible with the operating system. It needs to be noted that Windows Media Player 12 is only available for Windows 7, and that the software ships with the operating system by default. Windows 7 users therefore do not need to download the latest version of the player anymore.

What's however available for WMP 12 are skin, plug-in and visualizations that one can download from the Microsoft website for the media player. It is also interesting that the next version of Windows Media Player, the one shipping with Windows 8, won't support DVD playback anymore like version 12 does.

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  1. Nhoc Quay said on October 31, 2006 at 3:51 pm
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    Yup, there is a WGA check during installation just like the IE7 exe.

  2. muzik said on November 13, 2006 at 8:39 am
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    i have installed the windows media player 11, by extracting it before installing. just like breaking the big rock to pick up the precious stones… you know what i mean…. hehehe… THanks!!!!

  3. muzik said on November 13, 2006 at 8:41 am
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    …..by the way, even if the serial of my Operating System is invalid.. it still works… Thanks!

    God Speed!!

  4. chakri said on December 19, 2006 at 3:44 pm
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    jlkjd

  5. Backslash said on March 12, 2007 at 2:21 am
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    To get past the initial check:

    Download wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe (link listed above)

    Using WinRar, rightclick on the wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe and extract to a folder.

    In that folder you can find the wmp11.exe to install. This seems to bypass WGA check.

    Disclaimer: If you like/use windows you should buy it, but if you don’t like the intrusive WGA, this seems to be the way to get around it.

    1. gato said on January 16, 2010 at 12:15 am
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      dont forget to install before wmfdist11,,, then no dll is missing

      thank you guys

  6. Miztdious said on April 10, 2007 at 9:07 pm
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    How do udownload Win Media playa 11 without genuine software?

  7. guido gallo|k said on April 16, 2007 at 3:33 am
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    actualizar

  8. guido gallo|k said on April 16, 2007 at 3:34 am
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    quiero actualizar mi windows

  9. sofialik said on April 17, 2007 at 10:13 pm
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    thank you!

  10. joui said on August 22, 2007 at 4:26 am
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    How do udownload Win Media playa 11

  11. DredLoX said on October 9, 2007 at 3:41 pm
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    Thank`s gHacks 4 info coz i using now wmp11 without WGA..thanks again n more power to this site……

  12. sema said on January 27, 2008 at 10:58 pm
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    How do udownload Win Media playa 11 without genuine software?

  13. Iskander said on May 6, 2008 at 12:46 am
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    I followed the instructions by Backslash and I got the message:

    The file wmplayer.exe has a version number of 11.0.5721.5145 where 9.0.0.3250 was expected. WMP is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.
    Do you want to install the Player from the Microsoft Web site?

    Now the player doesnt run no matter if i uninstall the v.11 setup. Any ideas??

    thanx

  14. Upendra Duwdi said on May 12, 2008 at 5:22 pm
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    Actually I was very much wondering that how can I get windows media player version 11 then suddenly I got your page one the web and It also worked for me too. Thanks for it very much.

    Upendra
    Kathmandu
    Nepal

  15. ketamapi said on July 28, 2008 at 6:47 am
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    thanks a lot. it works

  16. ramki said on August 24, 2008 at 5:56 am
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    hi this ramki

  17. Ryan said on September 16, 2008 at 12:14 am
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    download winamp…..

  18. Christliche said on November 24, 2008 at 9:43 pm
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    Do just what Backlash said…

    “To get past the initial check:

    Download wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe (link listed above)

    Using WinRar, rightclick on the wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe and extract to a folder.

    In that folder you can find the wmp11.exe to install. This seems to bypass WGA check.”

  19. Eden said on January 27, 2009 at 7:10 am
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    Hey– once I download wmp11 I cannot locate the file to open it.

    can someone let me know what I’m doing wrong?

    Thanks!

  20. danny said on March 4, 2009 at 11:28 pm
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    doesnt work u still have to do the check even after doin the wm11 thing ive just tried it

  21. spawn said on March 12, 2009 at 7:34 pm
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    the war trick worked great .steaming to the 360 now lol thanks your the man

  22. minhduc said on August 24, 2009 at 2:34 am
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  23. minhduc said on August 24, 2009 at 2:35 am
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  24. minhduc said on August 24, 2009 at 2:36 am
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  25. npfff said on November 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm
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    I am able to install even if my os is not genuin! hehe

  26. onthethreshold said on December 11, 2010 at 11:37 pm
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    Damn,
    You guys are good.Thanks for the wmp 11 info

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