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Media Player 9 for XP - Should I Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Vlad D, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. Vlad D

    Vlad D Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'm using Media Player 8 and am wondering if I should upgrade to 9. I'm kinda of hesitant since I understand you can't uninstall it without doing a system restore. Are there any new worthwhile features? And will I be restricted in what CD's I can rip or MP3's I can play back with the DRM?
     
  2. Brian Ruth

    Brian Ruth Well-Known Member

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    Vlad:

    I'd say go ahead and upgrade. I have it, and I like it a lot more than WMP 8.

    I don't think it has restrictions on CDs you can rip or MP3s you can play back, but it won't rip CDs as MP3s unless you buy an add-on from a third party.
     
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    I'd also say upgrade. I've been using WMP9 ever since the first beta's and I think it is a improvement over previous versions. It's interface is still a little quirky compared to some other media players like iTunes, but I still like it nonetheless.
     
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    I see a remove Media Player option in my Add/Remove Programs list. I assume that would uninstall it, then you can always reinstall it. Of course, I'm probably wrong. [​IMG]
     
  5. Vlad D

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    Cool, I think I'll give it a shot.

     
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    Did they fix the bug where it would not play back VBR-encoded mp3s correctly?
     
  7. Andre F

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    I just upgaded last night and no problems yet (keep fingers crossed!)...[​IMG]
     

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