Windows Media Player 12 screenshot

Windows Media Player 12

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By Martin Maguna

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015


This is an software that I have used since vi think I was like in grade 10 though it was kept on being upgraded and now this is the latest version which is version 12 and all that it is formed to do is to burn music files but now the only limitation is that the music must be in mp3 format and also the software can also be used to view movies and also videos that is if a user has inserted a disk on the dvd rom in the computer so as to watch it so you can use the windows media player or also the vlc media player.


The features of this include

Used for burning up music in its mp3 form

The interface is quite flexible and also very easy to use

No graphics are there

There is a menu tool for users to get to use it easily


I think so far so good they should only upgrade the interface


  • The software is very simple to use
  • One can also burn music


  • the interface is very outdated
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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.


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


  • It works with the most recent version of Windows only
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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.


  • 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


  • Works only with the latest Windows version
  • It has no support for podcasts




For what are you going to use the program?
  • i use this program to watch anime yahari ore no seishun love comedy wo machigatteiru in my laptop and for the power director in my personal computer

  • for my own pleasure and satisfaction. why do you want to kjnow anyway? this is annoying. i dont' like windows 10. nothing works on it. it sucks

  • for home use only, look videos fotos etc. to share with students and so on. Also to record my investigation videos at the university where I

  • I will use it to watch DVD movies and listen to my purchased CD's. Thank you for the free download of Windows Media Player 12. Have a good eveing

  • I will be doing school lessons and other things whatever I need it for not never used it before so have no idea what else it does or how to do

What similar programs have you used?
  • window media player older version. and know iamuffering with some error. it is not working prooper. some of pink lines caming in video. and i

  • i used windows media player 9 free down loaded from google chrome network and it was working very very well since from there it has never had problems

  • videos movies photos songs and any type of images are shown to use the windows media player used in this windows operating system in 8.1 64bit

  • Media Player and VLC and Quick times are the similar programs that i've used. Nothing seems to work for my laptop. I need help. I hope this wi

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

What do you like most about this program?
  • because this programs are sure and I can get always a good support for all times, may be that I want them, if I got some errors, which I can not

  • good quality when I am music videos , movies or even music formats come out very clear that i wont need any other media player like this one

  • he will give me the solution of a dll file that didn't exist on my system; because when i want install camtasia or samsung kies he ask for it

  • media handling is quite good like streaming , blue tooth suport , conectivity,syncing et.c etc.Thats why i prefer it becasue of smaller size

  • It's free and easy to use. I have been using it for a long time and I do not want to change programs. All of the music on my previous computer wason media player.


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