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AvSRoCkCO1067
May 15, 2006, 04:42 PM
I know there are already a few threads discussing URGE; however, I'd like this thread to focus solely on the User Interface and non-URGE related topics concerning Windows Media Player 11 (Beta).

Here are some screenshots of the program: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/wmp11_gallery_01.asp

And, here's a review from Paul Thurrott (most people around here hate this guy - I, however, don't mind him, as he makes fun of both Apple and Microsoft :)): http://www.internet-nexus.com/2006/05/windows-media-player-11-public-beta.htm

Anyway, let us know what you think about the UI, the features, and what you'd like to see iTunes incorporate (or not incorporate) in coming revisions. THANKS!



jive
May 15, 2006, 04:48 PM
Looks like it will kill poorer pcs tbh. You'd need at least 512 ram to run that - XP only needs 256 (iirc).


So yeah, on Windows - WinAMP > iTunes > WMP.

elfin buddy
May 15, 2006, 05:15 PM
To be perfectly honest, I felt nausious after examining the interface for a few minutes. Even though I actually kinda like the shininess of it compared to older WMPs, I felt queasy after only a few moments. I don't know what it is...just weird.

Just to be sure I don't need a doctor, I went into iTunes and changed the song I was listening too. I felt better only seconds after using iTunes, but then decided to switch back to looking at pictures of WMP11. The nausea came back right away.

I hope to God they fix whatever's wrong with that, or I'm going to be in for a rough time using Windows at work...

aafuss1
May 15, 2006, 05:25 PM
I know there are already a few threads discussing URGE; however, I'd like this thread to focus solely on the User Interface and non-URGE related topics concerning Windows Media Player 11 (Beta).

Here are some screenshots of the program: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/wmp11_gallery_01.asp

And, here's a review from Paul Thurrott (most people around here hate this guy - I, however, don't mind him, as he makes fun of both Apple and Microsoft :)): http://www.internet-nexus.com/2006/05/windows-media-player-11-public-beta.htm

Anyway, let us know what you think about the UI, the features, and what you'd like to see iTunes incorporate (or not incorporate) in coming revisions. THANKS!
I like his reviews a lot