Windows Media Player 12 screenshot

Windows Media Player 12

free download

Freeware

USER REVIEWS

A media player for media fanatics, made by media fanatics

By Isay Almenanza

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This media player I used is available only in Windows 7. It supports multi format media including vulnerable songs from the library of iTunes and flip videos. It also accommodates almost all codecs, especially video formats which are found on the internet. Another feature is the improved library which supports iTunes media, except for DRM protected tracks.

This media player also has new streaming features. It is suitable for any home devices with Windows 7 operating system. It can play music and videos remotely from the road to my house.

For easy preview, this software media program I used has new playback controls and 15 seconds preview of songs for easy access to mostly played media. Another feature I experienced is the task bar mini viewer that adds assistance to Jump Lists.

Denouement of this proprietary software media app is very user friendly and the advancement to accommodate media files from iTunes.

Pros

  • it supports different file formats
  • User friendly media player application

Cons

  • Has rigid file or folder naming feature
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

1

0

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
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

3

0

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
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

0

0

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • To listen to music and watch DVD movies. My PC uses Windows 10. My warmest thanks to whoever designe this page with a minimun number of char

  • i will use windows media player for playing cds,downloading music and purchaseing music on as well as watching dvds that i mostly purchase from amazon

  • i need this updated program as my current media player stalls and has gliches etc. i am hoping that the updated version works better for me. to play my music

  • i will be using it for playing my audios on my persona computer since its user friendly to all window versions more specialy windows 7 and videos

  • listening to music for mp3 audio files and I cant believe you are making me write more to dill that last 36 characters left so that I can hit enter

What similar programs have you used?
  • media player 10 windows movie maker movies and tv groove microsoft office 365 the insider program internet explorer and microsoft edge google

  • I have used an older version of windows Media player before this one. But it has stopped working so now I need to re download a new one. Thank

  • downloaded old windows player and getting some errors updating latest versions checking for latest updates will make changes in mt laptop this

  • i don't know i have problem watching video it is alway stopping and started so i need something better to watch my movies and have problems

  • I have used older versions of windows media player in the past. As well as iTunes, Napster, XBox music, and I don't know what else to put so that the text isn't too short. lol

What do you like most about this program?
  • the ability to convert cda files to mp3 format for example. Also, because it is user friendly. It does not require a lot of technical knowledge

  • I enjoyu using this windows program because it allows me to be able to watch movies and shows along with other videos that I enjoy watching.

  • listen to music and need it for my call reviews. thanks. but why so many questions this is an inconvinences. please just incall andnot reuest

  • sound system and manipulating sound and recording tracks of any genre that is to say reggae, rhumba, sungura,engine based electronics pythagoras

  • i haves used vlc media player as a similar program can u please let me download this fucken prog i really need it right know do you beleve in love

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