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October 30, 2006

Windows Media Player 11 makes it out the door

Posted by David Hunter at 4:38 PM ET.

It’s a bit later than promised, but Microsoft today released Windows Media Player 11. Press release:

Microsoft Corp. today released to the public Microsoft® Windows Media® Player 11 for Windows® XP, a significant milestone for music fans and the digital entertainment experience on Windows. This latest version of Windows Media Player offers consumers a test-drive of the breakthrough capabilities in Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista™, including enhanced search and media management technologies, a visually driven user interface, and optimized support for portable music players.

Windows Media Player 11 features seamless integration with URGE, MTV Networks Co.’s digital music service. URGE builds upon MTV Networks’ renowned music heritage, offering rich, hand-crafted programming, first-rate editorial content, and innovative music discovery features to create a truly immersive entertainment experience. The incredibly fast search capabilities of Windows Media Player 11 provide consumers with instant access to the entire URGE catalog of more than 110,000 artists and 2 million songs.

There are more details on new features by following the link and if you can pass the Windows Genuine Advantage test, you can download WMP 11 here. However, as I have mentioned previously, the biggest question is where Windows Media Player stands now that the incompatible Zune music client and DRM are due in a few weeks.



Filed under Argo, Coopetition, DRM, Digital Media, Genuine Advantage, MTV, Media Player, Microsoft, Technologies, Zune

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