WMP Series 9......time to upgrade?

  nick_j007 23:41 09 Mar 03

I use my media player in a fairly humble way and I have a 56k modem still. A link on my current media player settings (COMPARE...other media formats) tells me now that I need series 9 to view it. Has it finished all the Beta testing and now ready and trustworthy? Would I really benefit from the upgrade?
I am finally coming to realise that it's best to not always fix something on my PC if it 'aint broke.

Regards, Nick.

  steve0 23:45 09 Mar 03

It's been released and so is not Beta anymore. I got it from this month's PC Format magazine on one of the cover CDs
To be honest it doesn't seem much of an improvement - looks better

  Simon_P 23:47 09 Mar 03

Yes it has been finished and tested.

It works fine fo me, with XP Home.

I belive that some people have had problems(very few)

It is aimed at Broadband users.

try it if you think you need it. if you have XP create a restore point first.

if you have another OS, wait for other posts to see if it is for you!

  ericmax 23:49 09 Mar 03

if you want WM9 the april issue of windows XP
has it on the coverdisc,saves the bother of a possible failed download.

  nick_j007 23:54 09 Mar 03

Thankyou Gents!
I run WXP home, and do not have the luxury of broadband yet.
Might well get a mag. as suggested and give it a whirl.

Cheers, Nick

  Stuartli 09:02 10 Mar 03

I installed WMP9 (the Windows 98SE version) the day it came out and have never regretted it - I have a 56k connection.

It's proved very stable and easy to configure and video replays are particularly smooth, even with only a 450MHz CPU setup.

  expertec 09:05 10 Mar 03

I'm currently running WMP 7.1 on a 450 MHZ CPU with 192 MB RAM, and its so jerky i can't use it.
do you think WMP 9 will work better?

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