Windows Media Player 11 to be Released in June
Windows Media Player is a great piece of software, but unfortunately, it has been too long since Microsoft released any updates for it. Because of this, a lot of us have been updating WMP with non-official, virus packed plugins and codecs so that it would play unsupported media formats. If you're fed up of searching for these add-ons and feel like starting with an all new media player supporting the most recent formats, rejoice! Microsoft has just announced that it would release WMP 11 for XP before the end of June.
But while most people won't be able to get their hands on Vista until next year, consumers will be able to get some of the media enhancements sooner. Microsoft is on track to release a Windows XP version of Windows Media Player 11 before the end of June, the company confirmed last week.