I don’t know why… but it CAN be done! Thanks to Kelly, a faithful listener, who shared this with me! Windows Media Player in Windows… which we will call WiMP from now on (I love that one, Kelly!) will play Ogg IF you install a codec for it, available here:
So there you go… you can use WiMP and cruise on with patent-free media! Hoo-rah!
By the by… I just tried it, and it works! Kinda cool, actually! Don’t get me wrong, of course, I STILL prefer VLC Player… it is free, it is Open Source, and it is NOT Microsoft!