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October 25, 2006

Windows Media Player 11 misses a beat

Posted by David Hunter at 3:28 PM ET.

Despite the Microsoft press release from 2 weeks ago, Windows Media Player didn’t ship yesterday as Ina Fried reports at CNET:

Microsoft had hoped to release the final version of Windows Media Player 11 on Tuesday, but the company said the jukebox software was not quite sounding the right note.

“As with any release, quality is our top priority, and we felt we needed a few additional days to bring Windows Media Player 11 up to the high quality standards we–and our customers and partners–demand.”

The software maker did not go into the specifics of which areas didn’t meet the bar. It only noted that the final version would be released “soon,” with no mention of a specific date. Several enthusiast sites, including Neowin, said that the company is now aiming for an Oct. 30 release.

Since WMP 11 is also bundled with Vista, I’m sure there’s a certain urgency involved.



Filed under Coopetition, Digital Media, MTV, Media Player, Microsoft, Technologies

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One Response to “Windows Media Player 11 misses a beat”

  1. Windows Media Player 11 makes it out the door -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] 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. [...]

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