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Windows Media Player 12

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USER REVIEWS

A simple yet powerful and versatile multimedia software to use

By Reinalei Jamir

On Thursday, April 10, 2014

The main reason I use Windows Media Player 12 up to now is because it comes pre-installed with Windows 7. I am not meticulous regarding the improvements and changes it has compared with the new version available in the market. I was not even expecting much difference too. I utilize this program for entertainment purposes. I use it mostly for music and video streaming only. This version can support some of the most popular media types or format compared to the older versions. With the use of Windows Media Guide, I can instantly browse some online stores, download songs, view videos and listen to Internet Radio. Another thing I like about Windows Media Player 12 is that it comes with very impressive plug-ins. I find changing my WMP’s skin fun although I encountered some compatibility issues because some skins catered for older versions only. I can choose from various skins online that fits my preference. I can do almost anything by just dragging and dropping components around the WMP’s interface. The menus integrate into the interface's design and provide instant access to the Windows Media Player's main functions. I can say this software is very accessible and anybody can use it without encountering any major concerns.

Pros

  • Simple and easy to use
  • It handles all media files in one place
  • Built-in support for popular audio and video formats
  • New taskbar thumbnail with playback controls

Cons

  • Works only with the latest Windows version
  • It has no support for podcasts
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Drive various Trains and Travel from one Place to Another

By Daren Garius

On Friday, August 22, 2014

It is safe to say that Train Simulator 2014 is one of the best simulations in its franchise or maybe in its category. I find its graphics very realistic as well as the sound of the train engine. Plus, the scenery is just beautiful. If you are a newbie to this game, no need to worry. The game provides a tutorial at the beginning that will help you learn and understand and the different aspects of this driving game. Also, I find its interface simple and straightforward. In addition, there are lots of different trains that you can choose. Moreover, I like that they enhanced the Career mode. It is more challenging and you can also pick extended scenarios. On the other hand, I think the only flaw of this game is that there are only three routes available. Nonetheless, this game is very entertaining and exciting especially for train enthusiasts. All in all, Train Simulator 2014 is a remarkable simulation game that provides a realistic and exhilarating gaming experience.

Pros

  • It has a realistic gameplay
  • Lot of trains to choose from

Cons

  • Only three routes are available
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Do you want to burn CDs, watch Videos or play music? Windows Media Player 12 offers you a solution for you

By Everlyne Naliaka

On Thursday, February 12, 2015

Windows media player 12

Commonly known as WMP, is a product from Microsoft. It is the most simplified and latest window version in the market. It allows user to play music, watch video and also burn CDS. It contains amazing improved tools options that enhance both video and audio experience. Most of options have been improved like with search engine it is improved in such a way that you can create your playlist, in the playlist you can select the music you want to listen drag and drop in the window and it will automatically start to play.

I use this program mostly to download and watch music and video from different source on the internet, which is quite cheap as compared to purchasing of the original content from agents. When playing content I am allowed to choose between the setup, I can play, pause, play the previous or next or customize the appearance, I can also listen to different radio station online.

This version offers many options that will make your experience with this program wonderful; it offers quick access panel,many visual options, such as waves and bars and options to add bookmarks on your file. You don’t have to worry about the format of the media content since the program supports it.e. formats like mp3, mp4, MOV among others. It also offers improved connectivity with other external devices. You can insert your external disk on the Pc and play your media content with the program.

With the app it’s possible to arrange and organize your content based on the singer, the date the content was released, style or album. It is made available to windows 7,8 and later.

Pros

  • Compatible with different formats and integrates online functions
  • Offers improved connectivity with external devices
  • Well organized and offer a user friendly environment

Cons

  • For online functions you need internet bundles
  • Made compatible with latest versions only
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I am going to use Windows Media Player 12 for playing, grouping, editing, streaming, organizing, safekeeping, and optimizing my media files.

  • to watch workout videos with my daughter so i can get back in shape after cancer surgery is done and over with. hoping this will work and :)

  • for personal use, watching movies, music video, listening to music, and many other form of media files available in any kind of websites anywhee

  • to watch videos and do many other things like playing music,mp3,mpp4,3gp watching hihg quality video,for entertaining myself with my friends

  • i am going to use this program to do homework for my college class that makes me watch videos from a disk and write down all the answers so i can get a degree and become successful

What similar programs have you used?
  • similar programs have used vlc movie maker and other manny more of those softwares think about all of them are strong more than media player but i use media playr to

  • I need this player like a ciberlink power dvd player activities. Suppor all type of video. Software systerm so eassy and comfortable and nice

  • opera browser, USButil, firefox, clean master, internet download manager, 4shared, facebook, bluestacks, adobe flash player, chatting, google mail

  • many available on the internet and also come ready loaded with microsoft windows have ability to play different formats of the video files available for downloads through you tube

  • Mostly i used Microsoft word program for my study work. And them i apply some statistics application for data analysis of economics such as SPSS and Eviews.

What do you like most about this program?
  • the flexibility and diversitty of the application. Music, movies, whatever is needed. Burn a CD or DVD if necessary. Makes your tasks easy.

  • wanting to make a picture zip file with free music attached so searched the internet for what was available and found this website for free so will try it

  • Because you dont need to wait and its de upgrade of the last version for reproduce your own media with better components and its free for public

  • the quality of video is very clear and it support other application update. if you want update your phone it usually request for window media

  • This is a popular entertainment tool which is favored by all people around the world. we can easily access available programs that surely matches our own hobbies. In terms of my interests,

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