But I am having problems with step 2 (Download Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (link in Resources) and save it to Ubuntu's desktop). I may be overlooking the (link in Resources) Can't find it. How did you manage to skip the Genuine Advantage check WMP11 has in the beginning.
Using Play On Linux or Wine (Or even trying to do it in Virtual Box) throws me a "What the hell man, you got some illegal $! By the way, I got around DRM by burning the offending WMV files to a CD, and then ripping them using Asunder.
Am basing my thought in that I can play WMP10 and 9 with no problems.
I don't think Microsoft (Am lying I do) would focus on creating the new version and make it very different than it previous 2 just to bug people.
If you don’t have the latest version of this improved windows media player running on your computer, you can either download it for free or upgrade to it from your current version and enjoy your music, videos and photos.
If you already have Windows Media Player 10 installed on your PC, and you like to upgrade, then find below an easy method to download or update to WMP 11.
Believe me two years is a good age for an XP install (about fourteen measured in dog years). As far back as 2007, Microsoft’s anti-piracy measure known as Windows Genuine Advantage caused more trouble than it was worth.
Download Windows Media Player 12 skins for Vista and XP or the special media feature pack for 7N and KN editions.Other than skins and visualizations, One of the significant personalization features offered by WMP is the number of plug-ins to enhance the quality of DVD playback and audio effects.You can not only plays songs and music from CDs and DVDs but you can also stream it to external devices like Xbox 360.As with i Tunes or any other media player, makes it easy to neatly organize your songs, music and videos into libraries and even provides a built-in search functionality to quickly search for any media file and play it immediately.All these features makes Windows Media Player 11 a good default player to use in windows XP and vista.
Just my 1 Cent (The other cent is for drinks)@Luis Alvarado I am not the one saying it, look specially at the guy using Mint 11, installs: no, but has workarounds; runs: no. Dont make me try to install WMP11 just to proof those guys correct!