Multiple Windows Media Player now compatible with Windows 8 (UPDATE)

July 21st, 2012 by Luke

UPDATE: Now works with Windows 8 RTM.

You can now run multiple copies of Windows Media Player on Windows 8 Release Preview.
I have updated the patch to make it compatible with Windows 8 RP: http://www.lukepaynesoftware.com/other/

Speaking of Windows 8, you may come across messages from Windows SmartScreen when trying to run various applications (mine included). You are able to still run the application by selecting “More info” on the first screen and then “Run anyway” on the second screen. You should only do this with software from a trusted source.

 

  • ARRLO

    I´m not updated! there we have win7 and receive an error message:
    “Unable to change  Windows Madia Player. Details: Acceso denegado a la ruta de acceso ‘C:Program FilesWindows Media Playerwmplayer.exe’.
    How can we solve this?

    ARRLO

    • lukepayne

      Ensure you are running the application under administrator credentials and that the administrator has access to the Windows Media Player directory. Email me for more information, if needed.

  • Efir

    “You can now run multiple copies of Windows Media Player on Windows 8 Release Preview”
    attempt to run the Multiplewmp on win8 Pro Preview build 9431 I get message “Incorrect Windows Media Player Version. Unable to proceed”. Build 9431 is official. Maybe you’re checking leaked build? I patched manually but better if you fix it. Thanks.