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Windows Media Player 12

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USER REVIEWS

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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SYNCHRONISE AND PLAY YOUR MULTI MEDIA WITH MOBILE DEVICES USING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 12

By Adrian Okinda

On Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you want to play media content using one of the best platforms, Windows Media Player is the best software for the job. A creation of Microsoft, it allows synchronization of music, pictures, videos to Mobile Devices.

When using a windows operating system, Windows Media Player 12 is the default media player. I find it really useful as it has more than one capabilities. Examples are: burning of discs, copying of music to CD's, ripping of music and purchasing music from online platforms.

Mostly I use this program for entertainment purposes like listening to online radio and streaming of videos. What I like about this version is that it supports most common media formats compared to the previous version.

Verdict: I love the simple interface and i use it a lot on my PC. In my opinion i think Microsoft did a good job on this one. With time, this media application has evolved in a more positive way and has added most recent features hence improving the user experience.

Pros

  • It supports different media formats
  • It is very user friendly
  • Ability to create shortcuts using the keyboard to navigate

Cons

  • It works with the most recent version of Windows only
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Manage and Organize All Your Multi-Media Files in One Place

By Ivy Paloma

On Monday, May 5, 2014

I have several media players installed on my PC that I use for watching movies and playing music and have not really used Windows Media Player for a long time. I was quite surprised with this latest version when I had to use it for a project I had at that time. There is not much of a difference with version 11, except the look and design. Plus, it is actually a multimedia bundle. Aside from listening to my favorite music and watching movies and TV series, I can also view pictures, purchase music online via the Media Guide, burn CDs, rip movies, sync devices, etc. The list of available stores, when you buy music online, depends on your country. Also, if you are into Podcasts, Windows Media Player 12 has that too.

When you launch the player, not all of the options are visible on the menu at the top which makes it look cleaner, unlike other media players. There’s a Library and Playlists at the top left. Play, Burn and Sync options on the right and on the left pane, you will find the program’s other functions arranged in categories. Files can also be dragged and dropped into the library.

To date, I have all my music organized in Windows Media Player 12’s library.

Pros

  • It has an intuitive and simple interface
  • You can easily manage all your media files
  • Lot of integrated tools for organizing media files

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  • Availability of stores in Media Guide dependent on country
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • to play media files on my system, fies like mp3, mp4, HD videos, movies, audio cd. I need to update the current player am presently having i

  • Listening music - HOME USE..and of course I'll change the old version of Windows Player 10 I have already installed in my computer and try it.

  • to play movies, music on my Hewlitt Packard laptop. Why would you need me to give any other uses before I can download this windows media player??

  • listen to music and watch videos. Doesn-t matter I-m just being obliged to write something here whch is kind of cazy to me. Anyway there you go

  • I am going to use the program to show videos at a church that I attend. This will really help us in our service and so I've chosen this one.

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have been using different players for some time and all are found just ordinary . None of them have a touch of class. So would like to try out this player for my Windows 10 before I calliborate the same.

  • vlc player windows media 11 windows media 10 and a lot of programs that i found on internet with wrong results at the moment is really bad thing

  • quick time media player also various players I've down loaded, too many to name, i deleted them all. I don't know why i must keep typing it

  • i havent used any other media player before i used windows i am happy with it i just wanted the newest one i chould get. thank you Ken Richie

  • I have used windows media player that came along with OS default now i want to use upgraded version so can u allow me to download it from you

What do you like most about this program?
  • very good per formance, and its nice all about . everybody llike it. we are always like it. thanks for your support. hope everything is fine.

  • My experience being a Program Manager is exciting. I have involved in a number of programs in many countries worldwide. He/she may say something like, “Thank you for sharing that with us” which is no kind of response.

  • best media player around.had the previous one but lost it due to some or other malfunction.I have been trying to download this specific one now, and i think i just found it

  • its a very good window media player to watch movies and to make entertainment and to enjoy the videos song and many other things lie serials

  • Excellent quality product,best result ever,good for my device and many more feature that can unvailed after downoand and installation onlyin

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