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    Windows Media Player 10

    When I Googled for Media Player 10 the first result said something about a Technical Beta. But going to the link that was given seems to indicate that this is the "real thing".

    Does anyone who knows about these sort of things agree with me?

    And would you expect it to be available via "Windows Update" (it isn't for ME!).

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10

    It has just been released.

    Microsoft Unleashes Windows Media Player 10

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10

    Thanks, Tony!

    Paul Thurrott gives exactly the same link as I did in my post, so it MUST be correct!

    Incidentally, has you (or anyone else) been able to install the "latest version" of RealOne/RealPlayer WITHOUT having to pay for it? The BBC has a "free" version but it's now backlevel. Personally, if I could avoid RealOne I would, because it's yet another program that wants to take over your whole machine, IMHO...

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10

    I had RealPlayer version 10 and have just updated it to version "10.5 with harmony" using the autoupdate option. The install routine gave me the option of the premium or basic versions. I chose basic and installation completed without it asking for any credit card details. So the answer is it can be installed without having to pay for it.

    I have also now installed WMP 10 with no problems and I like the new interface.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10

    Tony

    I've now installed RealPlayer 10 (apparently without any harmony at all!) but, as previously encountered, it is very difficult to avoid registering, specifing email address and password, and so on. You have to look VERY carefully for words like Basic, Free, and so on. I still find their installation an infuriating experience.

    And I have to go to Spyware S&D => Tools => System Startup and disable anything containing "Real"...

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10

    Wow, it is released only for Windows XP, not for Windows 2000!

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10

    John

    Have you considered Real Alternative from http://www.k-litemegacodecpack.com/. There's also an alternative for Quicktime and various codec packs there. Media Player Classic is another alternative player.

    Alan

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10

    Alan, thank you for sharing this.
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