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Downgrade MediaPlayer in Win XP - WMP6.4

By KelvinSco ·
How do I downgrade Windows MediaPlayer to an earlier version (i.e. V6.4) under Windows XP?

Specifically, the version of one of the .dlls used by WMP7.x plays .mpg (MPEG1) files jerkily or erratically. If we try to replace this in C:\Windows\System32 with an earlier version, XP merely re-installs the later version. Can we "turn off"/work around this auto-recovery by XP ?

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by dmiles In reply to Downgrade MediaPlayer in ...

Microsoft purposely built WMP7 into the operating system which was suppose to have the latest fixes and performance enhancements

The only suggestion would be to reference the Microsoft knowledgebase for any fixes to WMP7,trying to edit the registry and deleting will not work.

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by TheChas In reply to Downgrade MediaPlayer in ...

WMP 6.4 was built specifically as a last version for W95.
(The player in XP is referenced as Media Player version 8.)

As such, even if you could force XP to use the DLLs, it likely won't work anyway.
(XP won't let you install Plus for 98 either.)

One trick you can try, is to copy the required DLL files into the Media player 6.4 program folder.
(most programs look in their folder for files before going to the Windows folder)

Chas

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