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Old 08-17-2006, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever tried Windows Media Player 11 beta? I was thinking of using it. If you've used it, how is it and is it better then 10?
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Windows Media Player 11 Beta is different than 10. It has some pros and cons:

PROS
- Easy to use
- Albums are arranged easier

CONS
- Buggy, since it's a Beta
- Lacks visualizations
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Id stick with 10 for me personally 11 was too slow loading up and the pro`s arent worth it if you use winamp or something similar.
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Is the bugs in the beta that bad? I don't care for visualizations.
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i used WMP 11 last night to rip CD's, and it worked fine. It's just really demanding on RAM.
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the only lag I got was if a video was played it would take 5 to 10 seconds to start up I have 2 gigs of ram and it was still slow. The media side is alright and is an improvement but as I said I use winamp so I don't bother with its media layout.
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5-10 seconds to start up on a 2GB RAM machine?

My Celeron with 512MB RAM boots up in 4 seconds, maybe you have a virus or a corrupted or out of date version of WMP 11?
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Could be the latter I am basing my opinion on the very first beta that was released. Has it improved?
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I stopped using it. wmp 10 is way better. 11 spy on you. it would play download video already on my computer. but it wouldn't play download videos that I downloaded after it was installed
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