Microsoft earlier this month said it wouldon Tuesday. But Wednesday, a day after that deadline, the software maker said its release has been "delayed slightly."
"As with any release, quality is our top priority, and we felt we needed a few additional days to bring Windows Media Player 11 up to the high quality standards we--and our customers and partners--demand."
The software maker did not go into the specifics of which areas didn't meet the bar. It only noted that the final version would be released "soon," with no mention of a specific date. Several enthusiast sites, including Neowin, said that the company is now aiming for an Oct. 30 release.
, which is also being built into Windows Vista, adds a number of new features, including built-in ties to Urge, a co-developed with MTV.
Microsoft has beensince May.