wmp11 is the worst ever!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by fedupwithMS, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. fedupwithMS

    fedupwithMS Guest

    Those masters of badly-designed, impossible-to-do-what-<u>I</u>-want software
    have struck again with WMP 11. If MS thinks this is easy to use, or that this
    has some sort of "intuitive" interface, they are wrong.

    Don't bother saying that I "just need to get used to it" because that is, by
    definition, the opposite of "intuitive." Either MS attracts the most useless
    beta testers on the planet, or they simply choose to ignore valuable feedback
    from all but the most incompetent users.

    I'm primarily referring to the incredibly restrictive interface of WMP 11,
    which causes users to go through a thought process something like this... "I
    want to do [task X]. I ought to be able to click here to do it... No? Ok,
    then this other button looks like it might do what I want... NO?! What the...
    Ok I'll search the MS online KB. ...Ok, now that I've sifted through several
    sounds-like-but-is-irrelevant KB articles I have a 10-step process that lets
    me find my WMP 11 function. Oh, screw it. I'll just download Winamp or
    something and save myself future headaches."

    My suggestion to MS is to learn from Firefox designers and give the people
    what they want, instead of some impossible-to-effectively-use, bug-ridden
    software that causes as much frustration as production for users.
    fedupwithMS, Jul 25, 2007
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  2. How odd. Did you ever consider using the built in help files, rather
    than trawling KB articles ? Sounds like a moan rather than a problem
    report (since you never identified *what* problem you're having)

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Jul 25, 2007
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  3. fedupwithMS

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    I have no idea what task you were trying to do that needs simplification.

    I would propose the old "DasBlinkenLights" program as a masterpiece of
    perfectly written easy to use software that does exactly what you would
    think it does. After that, things get complicated. =\
    zachd [MSFT], Aug 16, 2007
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