Contrary to other releases and downloads which required Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool verification of genuine copy of Windows, when you click on download link on Windows Media Player homepage to download WMP11, you will be directed to Microsoft Windows Media Player Download page that allows all users to download WMP 11 directly, without going through any genuine Windows validation test.
Beside, users can also download Widows Media Player 11 via Microsoft Download Center The direct download link for WMP11 is as below: Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP SP2 (x86 32-bit) Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP SP2 (x64 64-bit) Although no WGA validation is required when download the WMP11 installer setup file, however, there is WGA validation process embedded during the installation setup process which will validate your copy of Windows OS, and you will need some tricks or cracks or hacks to get around the validation check to install WMP11, if the validation failed to validate your Windows as genuine and legal.
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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.
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.
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.
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