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.