This program allows you to completely slipstream Windows
Media Player 11 into your Windows installation source, saving time and annoying
"genuine windows" checks and allowing you to experience the
best version of Media Player to date immediately after installing your
copy of Windows!
This is achieved by directly editing windows setup files
thus achieving a "true" integration (not a
switchless installer of any kind) thus saving precious space on your
Windows installation media to allow you to customize it even more!
Installation source support:
You can use the slipstreamer to integrate WMP11 into the
following installation sources:
- Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Ω)
- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Ω)
- Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
- Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Ω)(*)
- Windows XP Professional x64 Service Pack 1
- Windows XP Professional x64 Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 (all editions) Service Pack 1
- Windows Server 2003 (all editions) Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 (all editions) x64 Service Pack 1
- Windows Server 2003 (all editions) x64 Service Pack 2
In this source the slipstreamer automatically integrates hotfix KB913800 to prevent it from
appearing on Windows
(Ω) In this source the slipstreamer will pop up a warning (breaking unattended operation) unless KB908536 and KB894871 or any hotfixes that supersede them are slipstreamed, either directly with a utility like nLite or as part of an "Update Pack" before slipstreaming WMP11. This is in order to fix issues with the "Themes"
service and out-of-box experience
not starting respectively on 1st boot.
The slipstreamer requires Microsoft .NET
Framework 2.0 (or higher *)
Please note that if you have .NET 3.0 or 3.5
installed you do not need to install 2.0 as each version
of the framework is backward compatible with the one before it.
- Complete WMP11 integration into Windows installation
source from the standard Microsoft installer.
- Complete integration of WMP11 hotfixes (those are
available at the bottom of this page).
- Different configurations for integration (details
- Custom icons for wmplayer.exe
- Can run unattended in a batch file or from the
command line (execute WMP11Slipstreamer.exe /?
to see a full list of command line parameters).
- Can also be run by nLite as part of its customization
The slipstreamer currently supports the following
- Vanilla: Same as the
normal installation of WMP11 on a running instance of Windows (WGA
enabled on update check, WMP11 startup wizard will
appear on 1st run).
- Tweaked: Custom
configuration (no WGA but update disabled, no
WMP11 startup wizard, some tweaks)
In both configurations, users can choose a custom icon
- Boooggy's WMP11 icon
- Vista's WMP11 icon
- Any arbitrary .ico file (PNG icons supported)
In order to slipstream Windows Media Player 11 and all
of its associated hotfixes into your installation source, you need the
- Windows Media
Player 11 installer (from the Microsoft Download Center)
following hotfixes just to have a fully updated WMP11 installation:
||FIX: Windows Media Player 11 may not work
correctly when you use the Media Sharing feature to stream Windows
Media format video content across a home network
||FIX: Subscription services cannot extract
metering data when the services try to synchronize metering data on a
client computer that is running the Windows Media Format 11 SDK
||FIX: You hear an unexpected noise or a
problem in the audio playback when you play back a Windows Media Audio
(WMA) file on certain hardware devices
||FIX: The encoder cannot use the Windows Media
Audio 9 Voice codec after you install Windows Media Player 11 on a
computer that uses Windows Media Encoder 9 Series
||FIX: Windows Media Player 11 may crash if you
plug in certain flash memory devices while you use Windows Media Player
in Windows XP
||FIX: Device connection is disconnected when
you synchronize lots of files between Windows Media Player 11 and a
Windows Mobile device
||FIX: Windows Media Player 11 may stop
responding when you transfer media to a device that uses the Media
Transfer Protocol and then you cancel the transfer process
||FIX: When you use an application to play
DRM-protected video content in Windows XP, the application may fail
||FIX: Update for Windows Media Player 11 for
||MS07-068: Vulnerability in Windows Media file format could allow remote code execution
||FIX: The memory for an application increases for each file that you transfer when you transfer media from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows XP to a portable device
||MS08-076: Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution
||FIX: You see lower quality video when you use Windows Media Encoder 9 Series or a similar Windows Media Format SDK-based encoder to encode a video
|KB954069 (x86 only)
||Windows Media Encoder 9 crashes when you switch the input and output viewers and change resources repeatedly
||MS08-054: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player could allow remote code execution
||MS09-051: Description of the security update for Windows Media Audio Voice Decoder: October 13, 2009
||An application that uses the WMV codec cannot play back content that is encoded in the MBR format
||MS09-037 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL) Could Allow Remote Code Execution
||MS10-033: Description of the security update for Media Format Runtime 9, for Media Format Runtime 9.5, and for Media Format Runtime 11: June 8, 2010
||MS10-062: Vulnerability in MPEG-4 Codec could allow remote code execution
||MS10-082: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player could allow remote code execution
Frequently Asked Questions
application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to
terminate the application". I get this error when I start
To fix this problem, please install the .NET Framework 2.0
(or higher), see the links at the top of the page to find a link to
download and install it.
Known issues with the
Windows XP N edition sources are no longer supported, there are too many missing files beyond those that are available in WMP11's installer. Please use the slipstreamer with a normal XP source.
In order to accommodate for users of different languages of Windows, the slipstreamer no longer contains KB908536 or KB894871 to allow each user to integrate their own language-specific versions of these fixes.
If the slipstreamer is run in unattended mode over a Windows XP SP2 source that has Uxtheme.dll older than v6.0.2900.2845 or Msobmain.dll older than v5.1.2600.2659, a warning box will popup breaking unattended operation. This behavior is by design.
To workaround the issue, integrate these fixes (or an update pack that contains them or fixes that supercede them) before running the slipstreamer.
This issue does not occur on Windows XP SP3 sources.
We hope you enjoy using this
program. If you have any
questions or would like to report a bug, please use the support links
on the right to reach different forum threads where you can post
(registration at respective forum required).