Video Software Players Windows Media Player for Windows 98/Me/2000

Windows Media Player for Windows 98/Me/2000 9.0 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 2.9 (29 votes)

File Details

File Size 13.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x
Date Added
Total Downloads 168,605
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Windows Media Player
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Windows Media Player is the multimedia software developed by Microsoft to provide users with the ability to view multimedia content, both from the Internet and from their hard drive. This program allows you to view MPEG and various other types of video content, as well as audio clips.

Latest Reviews

rjonesx

rjonesx reviewed v9.0 on Feb 8, 2006

Windows media player continues to get worse and worse and I dont know why. But, honestly, there really arent any fantastic alternatives either

hines

hines reviewed v9.0 on Feb 8, 2006

how do i get rid of this? when i try to remove program it is not there.....help

imanino

imanino reviewed v9.0 on Dec 26, 2005

REad my comments on WMP 10 and then avoid the monster. On the other hand if you must have post 6 WMP functionality, this is the last one that doesn't integrate itself in an inextricable way to the OS. If you can avoid the pain, run back to 6.4 and resist all temptations for an upgrade. Better than 10, but still greedy about extensions and associations, memory hogging, and downright ornery with competitive software. I only use post 7 WMP on computers that have no other media players installed. If you disregard that, get ready for Microhard Times.

samsonleung2000

samsonleung2000 reviewed v9.0 on Jan 11, 2003

WMP 9 is a not bad player for WinXP. However, the main enhance functions (e.g. crossfade, play speed, etc.) are not available for Win9x/2000 User. For these user, WMP9 for Win9X/2000 is only update the codec inside and nothing more. It use more than 10MB memory. So I don't recommend the Windows 98/Me/2000 user to install.

IGx89

IGx89 reviewed v9.0 on Jan 8, 2003

Guys, the WMP9 installer gives full details on everything privacy-related, and lets you disable anything (privacy-related) you don't like.

apapiro

apapiro reviewed v9.0 on Jan 8, 2003

Italy. Non e'il migliore.

AnthonyB

AnthonyB reviewed v9.0 on Jan 7, 2003

The Homepage link up on the top-right corner is wrong. It should be http://www.microsoft.com...dia/9series/player.aspx

chimpypimpy

chimpypimpy reviewed v9.0 on Jan 7, 2003

The best media player by a mile.

DivineDark

DivineDark reviewed v9.0 RC1 on Nov 1, 2002

I agree do yourself a favor and keep winamp2 and wmp 6.4. windows media player 6.4 plays divx flawless. Downloading this program and installing it is like asking microsoft to violate your privacy and control what you listen and watch. booo on wmp 9

j0m

j0m reviewed v9.0 Beta Build 2800 on Oct 3, 2002

I just started using Windows XP and have been having some problems with playing DivX files using bizzare codecs. I got this beta to see if it will fix the problem. When I double-click on a file it says it can't play it and gives me error messages, but when I drag and drop the file into the already open media player they play with no problems, fixing the issues I had before.

Avg. Rating 2.9 (29 votes)
Your Rating
rjonesx

rjonesx reviewed v9.0 on Feb 8, 2006

Windows media player continues to get worse and worse and I dont know why. But, honestly, there really arent any fantastic alternatives either

hines

hines reviewed v9.0 on Feb 8, 2006

how do i get rid of this? when i try to remove program it is not there.....help

imanino

imanino reviewed v9.0 on Dec 26, 2005

REad my comments on WMP 10 and then avoid the monster. On the other hand if you must have post 6 WMP functionality, this is the last one that doesn't integrate itself in an inextricable way to the OS. If you can avoid the pain, run back to 6.4 and resist all temptations for an upgrade. Better than 10, but still greedy about extensions and associations, memory hogging, and downright ornery with competitive software. I only use post 7 WMP on computers that have no other media players installed. If you disregard that, get ready for Microhard Times.

samsonleung2000

samsonleung2000 reviewed v9.0 on Jan 11, 2003

WMP 9 is a not bad player for WinXP. However, the main enhance functions (e.g. crossfade, play speed, etc.) are not available for Win9x/2000 User. For these user, WMP9 for Win9X/2000 is only update the codec inside and nothing more. It use more than 10MB memory. So I don't recommend the Windows 98/Me/2000 user to install.

IGx89

IGx89 reviewed v9.0 on Jan 8, 2003

Guys, the WMP9 installer gives full details on everything privacy-related, and lets you disable anything (privacy-related) you don't like.

apapiro

apapiro reviewed v9.0 on Jan 8, 2003

Italy. Non e'il migliore.

AnthonyB

AnthonyB reviewed v9.0 on Jan 7, 2003

The Homepage link up on the top-right corner is wrong. It should be http://www.microsoft.com...dia/9series/player.aspx

chimpypimpy

chimpypimpy reviewed v9.0 on Jan 7, 2003

The best media player by a mile.

DivineDark

DivineDark reviewed v9.0 RC1 on Nov 1, 2002

I agree do yourself a favor and keep winamp2 and wmp 6.4. windows media player 6.4 plays divx flawless. Downloading this program and installing it is like asking microsoft to violate your privacy and control what you listen and watch. booo on wmp 9

j0m

j0m reviewed v9.0 Beta Build 2800 on Oct 3, 2002

I just started using Windows XP and have been having some problems with playing DivX files using bizzare codecs. I got this beta to see if it will fix the problem. When I double-click on a file it says it can't play it and gives me error messages, but when I drag and drop the file into the already open media player they play with no problems, fixing the issues I had before.

captainahab

captainahab reviewed v9.0 Beta Build 2800 on Sep 28, 2002

Problem Fixed: Getting build 2799 of Windows Media Player 9 instead of 2800

Time: 17:46 EST/22:46 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin.com | Posted By: Byron Hinson
Microsoft just posted this note on their newsgroups: Thanks to the posts from the few of you that were having trouble getting build 2800, we were able to discover that one of the servers in our distribution system didn't take the propogation of the new build correctly, thus leaving 2799 and causing anyone that happened to hit that particular server to still see/get the old build. This should now be corrected. If anyone is still getting 2799 when they try to download, please let us know.

MikeDiack

MikeDiack reviewed v9.0 Beta Build 2800 on Sep 25, 2002

Forgive my posting of confusing comments, here are the facts:
- Microsoft have released an updated build (2800) for XP
- BUT they've not updated the Windows 9x/2000 build from 2799.

jonrebel

jonrebel reviewed v9.0 Beta Build 2799 on Sep 5, 2002

think about this before you sign your life away to MSFT. DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT. You people have no idea what you are subjecting yourself to when you use Microsoft programs, particularly auto updating services and this media player. I implore you all to evaluate the EULA, make sure your encoded media will play on other system that may not have your UID. Be very careful, Microsoft has had totalitarian problems in the past, I let as little of thier software run on my computer as a measure of self defense. IE, Win2k and OfficeXP(corp) with KPF/kerio, no automatic updates, media player 6.4 ONLY (NO 7+) and this in the hosts file: # Windows and MSFT # 0.0.0.0 ie.search.msn.com 0.0.0.0 se.windows.com 0.0.0.0 wustat.windows.com 0.0.0.0 wutrack.windows.com 0.0.0.0 sa.windows.com See that? "track" yes microsoft knows what you do, what you search for, what media you play. BE CAREFUL.

mdim

mdim reviewed v9.0 Beta Build 2799 on Sep 5, 2002

Bad one , couldn't run on my PC at work (strange thing , previous beta run just fine).........

OneSecondAgo

OneSecondAgo reviewed v9.0 Beta Build 2799 on Sep 5, 2002

Please, do yourselves a favor and just keep using WinAMP2 and Media Player 6.4. This software is evil.

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