Re: Re: WMP w/o Desktop Experience?

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After some trying I found a working method, but you can find out yourself how to get more clean.

1. Download Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP.
x86: wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe
x64: wmp11-windowsxp-x64-enu.exe
2. Extract the wmp11-windowsxp-x*-enu.exe with for example 7zip of WinRAR.
3. From the extracted folder extract the files wmfdist11-*.exe and wmp11*.exe into the same folder (C:Program FilesWindows Media Player) overwriting every existing file. (we don’t need these files though)
4. Open the commandprompt and execute the following command to register all dll files from the Windows Media Player directory (kind of brute force attack :mrgreen: ):

for /F "delims=*" %i in ('dir /b /s "C:Program FilesWindows Media Player*.dll"') do regsvr32 /s "%i"

5. Start Windows Media Player by running C:Program FilesWindows Media Playerwmplayer.exe!

Tested this in a virtual Windows Server 2008 x64, but I guess this will work for x86 too! :geek:

Good luck! 😉