Depending on the power of your computer, it may well just be simpler to run XP in Virtual Box when you want to play encrypted WMV video.If you have a powerful computer and you spend some time stripping XP down (through nlite, etc) as I have, it shouldn't take more than a few seconds to boot. The latest test results show that there might be problems installing this way, but those test results are rather old -- I suggest trying the latest wine1.3 package in the PPA if you run into problems.There are also some other possible workarounds in the bug report there. It has been rated as garbage meaning that even if you can make it run it will not be stable / usable.
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.
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!
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.
I don't recall the details of the process, but it worked extremely well, and now I can play everything in Ubuntu without any problems at all. I say half since you will not be able to visualize the theme of WMP11 but you will be able to play music and videos (Videos in this case only in fullcreen).
If this is something you think solves the problem then accept, if not (Most likely will not since it is a weird way of installing it) then feel free to comment on it.
(Tested on my PC a laptop and in a last sorry excuse for PC just to make sure the procedure can repeat itself) Steps to install Windows Media Player: Pre-Requesites: That is all.
The option to run WMP11 can be found in the Open With option when right clicking in Nautilus, as seen here: You can hear music, add mp3 lists and hear all songs from the list as shown here: Lastly you CAN see a movie but you need to make it fullscreen to see it.
Just press The only link I can find at the moment is through Microsoft.
Unfortunately it requires you jump through the Windows Genuine Advantage nonsense so you either need a legit XP machine nearby (a Virtual Box install should do) or Google skills I don't have to find an alternative. displaylang=en&Family ID=1d224714-e238-4e45-8668-5166114010ca Even then, you have a fight with Wine ahead of you.