Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2 Released

    September 1, 2006

Windows XP users, download and enjoy beta 2 of Windows Media Player 11, just released by Microsoft.

Here are the major changes:

  • Fixing issues. Fixes have been made for issues that occurred in the first beta release of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP.
  • Additional online stores are now available. More online stores are available in this beta release of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. For a listing of online stores that are now available, see Availability of online stores.
  • Changes to sharing digital media content. The functionality of Windows Media Connect is now integrated into Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2 for Windows XP as the new Media Sharing feature, which lets you enjoy the contents of your Windows Media Player library from anywhere in your home. If you have a home network (wired or wireless), you can use Windows Media Player 11 to stream the contents of your library to networked devices such as Xbox 360 or other digital media receivers. For more information, go to Digital Media at Home.

    Note that digital media sharing is targeted for home users; therefore, computers that are joined to a domain might experience issues when trying to share digital media.

I think it is so smart to build Windows Media Conect into Media Player. That functionality is a huge benefit to Windows users, being able to stream music throughout the home, and not having to install it seperately is a nice deal.

Download it now.

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