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As expected, Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 has arrived much before than Windows Vista. The player is available for download on Softpedia Software download website and can be expected on Microsoft Download center in a day or two.
You don't require Windows Vista to run WMP 11. It runs perfect on Windows XP with SP2 systems.
Windows Media Player 11 has a whole new look and feel. Indexed searching allows users to quickly find whatever they're looking for just by typing a few letters, again borrowing a popular trick from iTunes. WMP 11 will even split long playlists into time-optimized groups so that you can burn several CDs in succession. The Media Library also sports a clean visual interface and offers better synching with portable devices.
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File Details: Windows Media Player 11 Version 11.0.53558.4826 (22.9MB - Build 13.05.2006)
Update: The installer EULA says that this is a pre-release version of Windows Media Player 11.