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Windows 7: Where's the nice design of Windows Media Player 11 ?

10 Dec 2009   #1

Vista Ultimate / soon Windows 7 Ultimate
Where's the nice design of Windows Media Player 11 ?

Hi folks

With Windows 7 and Windows Media Player 12 I really miss the design of Windows Player 11. It was so beautiful and I loved it.

I checked all skins available, but I did not find a WMP11 Skin.

Anybody has the same problem? Is there no way back? Why did Microsoft do a step back in design????
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11 Dec 2009   #2

W7 Prof 64 bit

Same here! I think the WMP12 quality is terrible.
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11 Dec 2009   #3


It's horrible, I agree... makes the 'N' versions of Windows7 more attractive!

I wonder if there's any possibility of adding WMPv11 to Windows7 'N'...

I've found it helps to set DVD's to play in WMC instead...
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11 Dec 2009   #4

Vista Ultimate / soon Windows 7 Ultimate

I downgraded today to Windows Media Player 11, but I didn't get my shiny buttons on the player back (strange) so I activated WMP 12 again.

Now I'm trying two things in parallel:
  • using VLC media player with the WMP 11 skin
  • using windowblinds to have a nicer look on all my ugly windows
see the pic attached for the current look of my players (left is VLC, right is WMP12).

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Where's the nice design of Windows Media Player 11 ?-vlc_and_media_player.jpg  
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12 Dec 2009   #5

W7 Prof 64 bit

What is the difference between the 'N' and 'KN' WM12 versions?
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