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Windows Media Player 12

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USER REVIEWS

WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 12, THE SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS YOU SYNCRONIZE YOUR IMAGES

By Princess Purity

On Thursday, November 27, 2014

Is your PC operating on Windows 7 or a better version of Windows, has a RAM of more than 64MB and 200MB of free space? Then you qualify to listen to online radio stations, produce and synchronize pictures, movies, music etc through your mobile device using this new version of WMP 12. The only effort required is to attach your mobile to your PC to kick start your entertainment.

For movie lovers, one can burn and reproduce them using this app and it just takes a few minutes to do so. One can also copy files from their library into their PC and with the new features available, it is easier to user. The user can drag items to create a playlist, can save files, can view saved and unsaved list of your files. One can also search for files online if you have limited files.

Away from your home TV and need to watch a program, worry not because WMP 12 allows you to watch TV online. That means you don’t have to miss your favorite TV program.

Pros

  •  It is user friendly and efficient to use
  •  It has well organized searchable environment
  •  It has well organized searchable environment
  •  One can save files from an external device into their Personal Computer.

Cons

  •  It requires advanced version of Windows.
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Windows Media Player 12: An exceptional solution to keep entertained!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Windows Media Player is back with minor facelift and enhanced file format support, to prevent users from migrating to third-party media players like VLC. With its built-in burn feature and automatic media import support, it stands out as an exceptional entertainment solution. Here’s my review…

I mostly use this software for wireless streaming (throw) videos on my smartphone on PC. It delivers high-quality video and audio playback over WiFi without any hassle. I haven’t seen any hanging or error as on some other players. You can utilize this facility by simply checking options under ‘stream’ drop-down list. It’s a plus point of WMP12 as most players encounter lag during such playbacks.

WMP12 handles HD videos pretty well even if video card driver is not set-up on PC. It proves the software’s efficiency. There’s no motion blur issue with this player. You can load videos of almost any resolution if your PC is adequately powerful.

Burn function on WMP12 lets you create media disks without depending on software like Nero Burning ROM. It’s a nice addition. Burning parameters like speed can be adjusted. You’re free to choose disk names.

Verdict:

Most important feature of WMP12 is that it is a part of Windows. It’s integrated with the OS and functions flawlessly without using up lion’s share of system resources. Using HD files is no more a hassle. Also, it supports a wide range of audio and video files. Overall, it’s a great player. I rate it 8.6 out of 10!

Pros

  • Handles High Definition videos flawlessly
  • Hassle free streaming over WiFi networks
  • Works well even without video card driver
  • Disk burn function comes built-in

Cons

  • Problems with some audio formats still persists
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Play all your audio and video files with this fantastic media player

By Lily P. Evans

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Windows Media Player 12 has been developed by Microsoft Corp. and is the latest release of this useful software. It is available from Windows 7 and later versions. It serves to play almost every kind of video and audio files, from the most known such as MP3, MP4, or WMA to others such as ACC, DivX, Xvid or MOV.

Its most noticeable new feature is “Play To", which allows you to share music and video to other computers with Windows 7, or other compatible devices. Windows Media Player 12 has also changed its appearance, but not too much. You can only see this change in the color, and the layout of the toolbar. Now, the majority of the buttons and controls are hidden, so you have no interferences when watching a movie or listening to music. If you want to use any of the buttons, you only have to open the drop-down menu.

Moreover, playing audio and video files is not the only thing you can do with this software; you can also burn and synchronize your files. The software facilitates your labor thanks to the ability of creating lists. Once you have created a list, you can decide if you play it, if you burn it to a CD or DVD or if you synchronize it with other people.

Pros

  • You can play multiple audio and video files
  • You can create music and video lists
  • You can burn CDs and DVDs

Cons

  • There are better players in the market
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • movies music n whatever work on this i had it before but i dont know fuess i deleted it sonim here again to try m get it back so i can live thanks

  • To listen to music while doing homework and playing a variety of games on the internet when im bored. why must you know about my life?? weird

  • to enjoy media players for widow 7 listen and watch videos and gif thanksa for beeeing such helpful for people round the world that will creat loyality

  • I am going to use the media player for playing music, watching videos and paying to my tv, I have had trouble doing this with previous versions

  • for playing music's and videos games and other medias such as television on my computerand also to be able to entertain my family when its needed

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used a vlc player which caused me some problems there for I forced to format my computer and setting up a new copy of windows thank you very much

  • C.None, Windows 10 removes media player when it updated my OS. I am now trying to find a way to play DVD for my Daughter and should not have to jump through the hoops of a greedy software company like Microsoft

  • i have on my computer windows 7, i have not downloaded any other product to read this new book with videos that file i took on board just a few days ago

  • AMAZON MUSIC & WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER. I HAVE USED NO OTHER PROGRAMS ON MY TOSHIBA LAPTOP, AND NONE ON THIS HP ALL-IN-ONE DESKTOP. DOWNLOAD NOW!

  • I have not used any other programs before, this is my first time and if I need more info I wii certainly be sure to ask you until then please doenload this now.

What do you like most about this program?
  • For watching movies,duh. Listening to music and what not. WOW. This truly is amazing, why do you want me to write a 150 character long answe

  • your down load is always available the best dowload speed file is free of spy ware and viruses not like the one that i have in my machine thank you

  • Allowed to play video with no struck its continues streaming videos with all kind format files that is the thing we like most about this prg

  • ease of operation and lots of fun for the whole family crazy people that we are and remain until death do us all deprt. Woundn't it be nice if

  • burning music and great play back. its free and i dont know of any others burners i can use. i like using the equlizer for different sound..

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