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August 7, 2006

Windows Media Player 11 to RTM Sept. 14?

Posted by David Hunter at 12:07 PM ET.

The original buzz was that Windows Media Player 11 would be available in June and there’s been a beta available for download since May in coordination with the joint Microsoft-MTV URGE music service, but now (via says the wait is nearly over:

Windows Media Player 11 for XP will RTM on September 14th, 2006. We obtained this information from the same very reliable Microsoft source who gave us a dead-on accurate date for the Public Preview of WMP11 a few months back.

This is the XP version of the media player that will be standard with Vista.

Filed under Alliances, Coopetition, Digital Media, MTV, Media Player, Microsoft, OS - Client, Technologies, Windows Vista

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One Response to “Windows Media Player 11 to RTM Sept. 14?”

  1. Beta 2 of Windows Media Player 11 released -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] There were rumors earlier this month that Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP would ship in September, but if so, they’ll have to work fast because beta 2 was released yesterday – you can download it here. What’s new: In addition to allowing users to download music from MTV Networks’ Urge and a host of other online music services, Microsoft also has added eMusic, VidZone and Music Giants stores to Windows Media Player 11. This brings the total number of online stores that a user can access from within the software to 14. [...]

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