BETA: Windows Media Player 11 Unveiled

Discussion in 'iPod' started by AvSRoCkCO1067, May 15, 2006.

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    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    elfin buddy

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    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...
     
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    aafuss1

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    I like his reviews a lot
     

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