Windows Media Player? That's like no-school, or was the .wav/.mid scene especially hot in your particular area?
Hehe, the Windows 3.x Media Player could play any media file that you had the MCI drivers installed for, just like the Windows 9x (+) media players can :wink: -:)
These two clunky things are roughly the oldskool equivalent of XMPlay:
Oh man, that brings back fond memories... WinPlay3 and Mod3Win! I used to use 'em both! -:)
I guess keyboard operated DOS textmode players cannot really be compared here since we're on a Gooey (GUI) but what about Visual Player?
How about the old DOS Cubic Player? I used that one extensively, as it supported loading the Tracker samples into my onboard AWE32's RAM, allowing one to use the EMU effects when playing back music -:)