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Windows Media Player 12

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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.


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


  • It doesn’t handle any photos
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play your music using the windows media application as you can also burn disks

By Faith Mwari

On Monday, September 7, 2015

This is a very important windows application and the way it works. It offers tools to copy and record audio discs. You chose your data and place it on the CD. Burning the CD takes a very short time. You can also get music from CDs with only online connection. Windows media players has also a library updates to inform you on latest albums. It also offer you friendly outside connection where it will display its menu on top of the bar to chose what you want. It also offers different types of colours to customize its appearance.This application is kind of hard to use and i do not like it at all though i am using the latest version of the windows media player


- Has tools to copy and record audio discs

- Can burn CD very fast

- Has library updates to update you on latest albums

- Has many short cuts and hence makes work very fast

- It’s a very easy program and very efficient


This application is very vital in music industry


  • you can burn a cd within few seconds
  • can split and copy audio disks


  • it is very complicated for beginners
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By Shikoh Kariuki

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WMP is a media player for playing videos, audios and movies and it was developed by Microsoft. It also has the ability to copy and burn music to discs in playlists like MP3.this media player that was released in July 2009 is the most recent and is available for windows 7 and 8.

Windows media player 12 supports formats like AAC,3GP,MP4,MOV,AVCHID,MPEG-4 PART 2 and H.264 though it doesn’t have natural codecs.You can also synchronize your data from the PC to a portable device. With this software it will be able to enhance the adjustments and brightness. This application is able to show the current playlist, enhancement and the visualizations and it can preview music from the library. You can also browse for your music online with this app through internet explorer. The application is quite good since you will be able to listen to internet radio stations and entertain yourself. When the player is playing you can reverse, fast forward ,play, pause on real time.

It is a default media player that Microsoft has really tried to improve and the performance is quite good and it is always a must have player in my PC.


  • The performance is quite good. It has user friendly services
  • It is readily available default player on MS Windows’ OS.


  • It supports only media formats of Windows only
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • am going to use it to help me watch movies on my computer because my media player is not playing the movie i downloaded and this has happening

  • to listen to audio, watch video interactive messages and further do vieo calling to my contacts which includes listening to left chats in voice

  • Play media files On my windows seven computer. The one that came with it has stopped working. The fact that you think this text is too short

  • i am going to use the windows media player 12 to play videos of music and movies on my toshiba laptop computer from today going on wards till

  • my window media somehow was error after i use it to play the CD disk, and keep getting "Something went wrong" and automatically shut itself.

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have not used any smaal program amd i will ask my friends to use them too i love suvvh programs tahwt work so quick and very efficiently in each and every way you want it. Day or nigjt iot wil workof latei will probably use one in the furture

  • movie player, VCG you know what ever comes standard with a sony computer i dont really download although i need a player for wmv files so this is where im at

  • C. im going to take over the world by saving my ownwd cds on my hard drive for personal use only If I thought there was a problem why is it free?

  • windows media player and it crashed so i need more reliable than previously used been trying to play music only to be told something has happened and it has failed

  • windows media player is the only one i have been using but it will not play my videos and downloaded music. I am going to try an updated version

What do you like most about this program?
  • yes, i like most about this program. it help me to play without no problems, and be clear to listen the music. he make well sound and accept all choix

  • it is very clear and effecient,good to use when playing music and watching video/movies/for better sound pictures.i recommend the users to use

  • virus free and very fastest side also world wide servers is real, activities , neat and perfect side too, fast down load services, being any time service

  • I like it's compatibility and efficiency of playing variety type of file that are difficult with others programe. Its also very helpful for me.

  • Excellent Performanceand very effective in usage and application. Enables one to many things that would previously be considered impossible or very difficult.


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


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.

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