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Windows Media Player 12

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USER REVIEWS

play all the music and sync what you devices with your pc as well as burn music

By Benson Mutwiri

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Windows media player is an amazing application whose main purpose is to create a playlist and you can also use this player to play your music and videos.It is just like the vlc media player although I find vlc more advanced because it has some attractive features.

In this player you can synch devices and play music that is in those devices on your pc.For example when you connect your mobile phone with your pc they will be synched and all the music in your phone will be played on your pc.Another features is you can burn the disks here for later use.What id did not like about the windows media player is the fact that the user interface is very outdated I mean there I no graphics whatsoever but I still use it up to date.

Feature

Burn disks

Synch music across devices

Create folders and develop playlists.

Conclusion

It is a great tool to burn your music.

Pros

  • you can burn your music using this
  • it is an amazing software to use

Cons

  • the interce does not have any graphics at all
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WMP12 Has Been Proven To Be One of the Most Convenient Tools for Managing Media Library

By Rose Sincro

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Many users of Windows are still using this Windows Media Player because they do not need to download this software just to have a player in their PC because it is pre-installed. It is included with your Windows installer and it has good features of an ideal stand alone media player that many users want.

Organizing your collections of digital media or synchronizing media files to a portable device and go online shopping for media content is very simple and easy by Using Windows Media Player 12.

One thing you must know about Windows Media Player 12 is that you can play more types of media compared to the previous version. This media player can support files like DIVX, XVID and AVI files. And it has built-in codecs supporting some common files including AVCHD, AAC, MPEG4, WMV,3GP and WMA. And if you are using Windows7 OS, you can use the mini viewer in the taskbar and the Media Player included the supports for Jump Lists.

Pros

  • It is included in your Windows installer
  • Easy to use and has simple navigation system

Cons

  • It doesn’t handle any photos
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A GOOD MEDIA PLAYER THAT IS VERY SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE

By Hande Njr

On Thursday, September 4, 2014

This is initially the default media player in all Microsoft windows operating systems which is developed by Microsoft, besides windows operating system it was also initially available for Mac OS 7 ANS X and Solaris but production was discontinued. This media player has a lot of capabilities besides the normal ones. These are; ripping of music, copying of music to CDs, burning of discs, purchase of music from online platforms and synchronizing data with other devices like mobile phones. It was made available to the public in July 2009.

Its basic interface has functions buttons like File, view, play, tools and help. Each has various task capabilities which range from simple to complex. In addition there is play, burn and sync buttons which make it easy for the user to execute tasks. A few things can be customized like the players skin and it can be set as a default player by the pc users. It has core playback and library functions, where full media organization capabilities are handled like the arrangement of music in albums, genres and dates. It supports WAV and mp3 media formats besides the normal Windows media codecs. It has a great visualizations package.

Microsoft did a good job on this product and many users will attest to it because of its performance it offers. I like its simple interface and I use it on my pc. The only downside is that it doesn’t support a lot of media formats but it usually gives an error message if the media is not supported.

Pros

  • It has a simple and basic interface.
  • It has core playback and library functions.

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  • It does not support a lot of media formats.
  • it usually gives an error message if the media is not supported.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • i am using window 7 operating system and use the program for playing educational video, in addition i will also play some entertainment musi

  • video and music downloads from amazon and qualified web sites. Will record the America's Cup Sailing races when the series starts in a few years

  • ENTERTAINMENT AND LISTENING TO MUSIC AND WATCHING ALOT OF MOVIES ALSO TO SHARE THE EXPERIENCE TO OTHER PEOPLE SO THAT THEY MAY GET THE FULL POTENTIAL

  • i want to use it at home for my personal use and i have been used to playing audo files with windows media player. i believe this will be great

  • play my music and stream my own videos to the smart-tv; at least thats the idea. it might fail but then we need to think about an other solution.

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have used itunes in the past but i like windows media player because it can be used for other things not just apple products and also it is alot easier

  • Windows media player 10 not sure what else I can put in that would make sense since this is a lot but you want me to use the full charters fo

  • windows media player was on my computer before today but after today it wont be so im just waffling until the error messages goes saying bla

  • i have never used anything else and wish to download this program so that i can watch fi;ms and play music on my computer at any time without the use of the internet

  • None other than WMP, WMP is really great!!! Had to reinstall now due to some server error issues. Windows Media Player works smooth and very well

What do you like most about this program?
  • It is the latest version of media player allowing me to play videos and many other progroms if it works which I'm hoping it does if I can download it.

  • that i can play my videos without any worries,allows me to play music ,rip discs into my computer and enjoy my stuff free from worry ,full of joy

  • because of wma playing thank you very much for let me download this help full peace of software i appriciate your help a lot and keep this ok

  • Hopefully its because i can watch movies through my dvd player on my computer and not just have a very heavy paperweight that doesn't allow me to do anything

  • The video play back, its of good quality and has speed in streams like any other it has some bad times of not updating to different videos n

Review

Developed by Microsoft, Windows Media Player is multimedia software developed to play media content. With this latest download version, this is a more coordinated platform. It allows for the reproduction and synchronization of pictures, movies and music to mobile devices through its Remote Media Streaming technology. All you have to do is plug your device in to your PC and choose the files from your media libraries to transfer.

Windows Media Player 12 is available for Windows 7 and Windows 8, introducing many Windows 8 innovations. For example, creating playlists is much easier with this application thanks to improvements to its search engine. When you find the lists you are searching for, drag-and-drop them into the Windows program and your music compilation will begin.

More than a video player, it offers these options
More than a video player, it offers these options

Advanced functions

This application offers tools to copy and record audio discs, so you only have to choose the data you want and place it on the CD. Burning your collection on your CD takes just a few moments. You can also extract music from CDs, while with its online connection, Windows Media Player has library updates providing you with new information about albums.

It offers a friendly environment and an improved system for connecting to external devices

Thumbnail taskbar. The latest version has added a simplified Windows player that offers a friendly and intuitive experience. Users can choose between the classic or new setup, where principal menu tools (play, previous and next, and the buttons to access to the library and insert media information) are rearranged, and it offers many themes and skins to customize its appearance.

There are also many add-ons to enhance your audio experience, such as listening to different Internet radio stations. Moreover, video and audio can be customized for decibels levels, brightness, rates, saturation, and contrast, among other options. This program doesn’t include natural codecs, but you need to get special codecs to play a file, you can get them for free online.

Create your playlists
Create your playlists

Windows Media Player 12 Features

New features of Windows Media Player 12 include:

  • Burn, split and reproduce your own CDs
  • It’s a simple program. Effortlessly play your audio or video files
  • It includes options such as reverse, fast-forward or even the option to add bookmarks to a file
  • Shortcuts. It offers the option to control actions through the keyboard
  • Organize your library. Arrange your files based on the singer, style, album or release date
  • Quick Access Panel. The main window includes a button to efficiently search your library
  • Many visualization options, such as Battery, Alchemy, Waves and Bars
  • Supports many video formats, such as MOV, MP4 or 3GP
  • Modify its appearance. Customize the color interface and different skin modes
  • Construct your own ActiveX button on the Internet
  • Option to add additional programs such as effects, masks and views

If you require further information about this software before you download it, feel free to visit the author’s website

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to download and install this program are:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or better
  • Processor: Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • HDD Space: 200 MB of free space

Conclusion

Windows Media Player, also known by the acronym WMP, is evolving with the market. With this latest version, it offers a friendly, well organized and searchable environment with improved connectivity for external devices.

Pros
  • It supports many digital file formats
  • Improved internal search engine
  • Integrates online functions
  • Provides sync options
Cons
  • It only works with the latest Windows versions