Anyway to install Windows Media Player for Enterprise N?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by sacred, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. sacred

    sacred MDL Novice

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    I am trying to get the 'Now Playing' in MSN Live Messenger to work but it needs WMP to be installed even though I am using another media player (J.River) for my audio.
     
  2. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    No way, until the 26th of October when MS releases the Media Pack for Windows N. Reinstall the non-N version, is far better because as you noticed Windows Media Player is used by a lot of apps so you don't need such an OS. And it is also designed only for users within the EU area...
     
  3. sacred

    sacred MDL Novice

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    I only need WMP for the now playing add on. Does the Media Pack does the same thing?
     
  4. SPBHM

    SPBHM MDL Novice

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    I think you can do that with 3rd party softwares, Winamp have a plugin to display the the information of what you are playing on MSN messenger...
     
  5. maya77

    maya77 MDL Member

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    Some programs, like Premiere Pro, will not work without windows media DLLs.

    To avoid headaches download and install standard Enterprise or Professional version.
     
  6. JustNicky

    JustNicky MDL Novice

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    #6 JustNicky, Aug 10, 2012
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    Everybody needs to get on Windows 8 professional if want to use Media player plain and simple i uninstalled N ages ago due to not having Media player ... :rolleyes:
     
  7. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 8 Enterprise also has Media Player
     
  8. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    I have Windows Media Player working except that it can't play .mpeg or .mpg files. It can play .wmv, .avi, .flv, etc., but not .mpg. Anybody else have this?