Windows Media Player in Vista

  axelbrora 23:21 03 Sep 08

I have just upgraded to Vista and cannot find a way to play simple MPGs, AVIs etc.

I have setup the media center with all the bells and whistles, that I do not need, and cannot see the Windows Media Player.

I downloaded "Media Player 11 for Vista" and when I tried to install it I got the message that it was not a suitable upgrade for my system.

Any help would be appreciated.



  Quiet Life 23:34 03 Sep 08

Try Media Player Classic click here
It is simple and very good and with thenecessary codecs will play everything

  axelbrora 23:48 03 Sep 08


Thanks for that.

Some basic questions that perhaps someone can answer:

1. Does Media Player 11 come packaged with Vista and I simply have not found it?

2. Do you need to download it separately from Microsoft? I have already tried that and it would not install, see top post.


  FatboySlim71 23:51 03 Sep 08

I have Vista Ultimate, Windows Media Player 11 was already there after Vista had been installed.

  MCE2K5 00:12 04 Sep 08

1. click here

2. No, If you have either Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate or Business.

  MCE2K5 00:15 04 Sep 08

Getting started with Windows Media Playerclick here

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