Is there any way to downgrade WMP12 to WMP11 on Win8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by aladdin2006, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. aladdin2006

    aladdin2006 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Here I am talking about downgrading WMP12 to WMP11 in Windows 8. I googled about it and found out that there is a setup package made by someone here on MDL for Win 7 but what about Win 8?

    I want to downgrade WMP12 to WMP11 in Win 8 Pro. Please write here the guidelines for this.

    Any help would be helpful. :)

    Thanks.
    ALADDiN.
     
  2. Fraggy

    Fraggy MDL Addicted

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    Just... Why?
     
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  3. aladdin2006

    aladdin2006 MDL Junior Member

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    Yes! Many people may think WMP12 is good enough in terms of features like built-in codecs and lots of other new things but personally I don't like it at all because of video-settings (Brightness, Contrast & Saturation) which aren't as good as WMP11. You can't use these to change your video-settings plus GUI is another trouble for me.

    I must say the way movies run in WMP11 can't be compared with 12. There is no match in performance between the two of these.
     
  4. Fraggy

    Fraggy MDL Addicted

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    I'd suggest you to get Windows 8 "N" version, without WMP, and use a WMP11 installer for Windows 7?
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    WMP 11 is pre-installed in Windows 7 and Media Feature Pack for 7 (N) can't be applied on 8.
     
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  6. MeMy&Myself

    MeMy&Myself MDL Junior Member

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    So... if the problem is quality, why don't use somthing somehting like media player classic + madvr? Or even VLC? :confused: I'm not an expert but I'm pretty sure WMP is not in the top 5 video players.
     
  7. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    The latest MPC-HC, with LAVF Filters, latest MadVR, and a couple of custom shaders and set up properly will quite literally crap all over and rub it in deep other video players in terms of video quality, and is fast, plays just about anything too. Even if you don't go to the extent of custom shaders and full optimisation, it will still crap all over anything else :D.
     
  8. aladdin2006

    aladdin2006 MDL Junior Member

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    I just wanna know what I asked. I know there are many other options out there but I still wanna know about it, if it can be rolled-back to WMP11 or can be uninstalled.

    I think if somehow I manage to uninstall it then WMP11 for Win7 can be installed instead.
     
  9. Fraggy

    Fraggy MDL Addicted

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    Get a Windows 8 "N" version!
     
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