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Windows Media Player 12

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USER REVIEWS

Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 7 or subsequent versions.

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, November 27, 2015

With this new player we will have the option of separating the playlist of what we now hear and what we have stored in the library, so you play the 2 lists simultaneously with different players called Playing and Library.

Another feature of Windows Media Player 12 is that it supports video formats such as H.264, AAC audio, DivX and Xvid, MPEG2, WMV, MP3, etc ... and when the player does not recognize the file we tried to reproduce tell us where to download the codec you can play it without problem.

As this player invented by Microsoft and be built into their operating systems, this is the player most used by users and the new version as mentioned above supports any format and is aesthetically renovated is an excellent choice in terms of media players.

Unlike what happened in previous versions, Microsoft has decided not to publish the new version of Windows Media Player for other operating systems such as Vista or XP. These last two, therefore, will remain with version 11 without possibilities to enjoy the new features included in the 12th

Pros

  • Removing the playback mode embedded in the taskbar
  • Native support for H.264 video files

Cons

  • The few innovations offered by the new edition can not be used by users of previous versions of Windows
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Enjoy the best in quality in music and vvideos on windows media player

By Vowcay Rwigi

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Windows Media Player 12: This is a multi media software that is designed for viewing and listening to different types of media files. It gives the user ability to view pictures , watch movies and listen to audio content from their P.C . In this new version of the media player there is a host of new features, making the user experience better and more advanced than in the earlier versions . Though you have the option of choosing between the more familiar classic setup or the new more improved setup.

The application is readily available for windows 7 and later and you have to have a RAM of 64 MB and above. It has a simple setup that easily plays the content allowing actions like reverse , fast forwarding in real time and easy formation of a music playlist and well organized libraries either name of the artist , the album, the style or genre of the media file.

The visualization options are all the range varying from waves to bars and others. I also especially like the skins and the different types available.

CONCLUSION:

The media player offers better and more user friendly services . It is readily available as the default media player on Ms Windows OS.

Pros

  • You dont have to download it on to your PC as it readily available.
  • It is simple to use and operate.

Cons

  • Its not compatible in early windows OS
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Drive various Trains and Travel from one Place to Another

By Daren Garius

On Friday, August 22, 2014

It is safe to say that Train Simulator 2014 is one of the best simulations in its franchise or maybe in its category. I find its graphics very realistic as well as the sound of the train engine. Plus, the scenery is just beautiful. If you are a newbie to this game, no need to worry. The game provides a tutorial at the beginning that will help you learn and understand and the different aspects of this driving game. Also, I find its interface simple and straightforward. In addition, there are lots of different trains that you can choose. Moreover, I like that they enhanced the Career mode. It is more challenging and you can also pick extended scenarios. On the other hand, I think the only flaw of this game is that there are only three routes available. Nonetheless, this game is very entertaining and exciting especially for train enthusiasts. All in all, Train Simulator 2014 is a remarkable simulation game that provides a realistic and exhilarating gaming experience.

Pros

  • It has a realistic gameplay
  • Lot of trains to choose from

Cons

  • Only three routes are available
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • to watch video clips. to be able to exprience the wonderful ability of this product. After all it is a window program why would i want to use anything else

  • my windows 10 upgrade didnt install it so im having to resolve to 3rd party downloads because microsoft doesent offer this download on their official site

  • media playing and mp3 playing i like this so much windows media player 12 is very interested program pleas download it free for me speed time

  • I want to use this program to view various movies and latest games which is not possible without Windows Media Player 12 installation. Therefore very necessary

  • for windows 7 to play videos .mp4 files. this should be the version that play mp 4 format according to microsoft advertisment. I dont know if it's work?

What similar programs have you used?
  • here to tell me what ones ok all i want is access to window if you need anymore information i do not have any please let be got the free download if not i will go some place else

  • Yes i have used similar program to this before, and has worked perfectly well. its my favorite program that i often use in playing media files

  • 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

  • Only the one that was with this windows 10 I am using at the moment unfortuately it is not working So I do require a up date please hope you can help me

  • groove music media player whatever works with windows 10 as most of my programs have disappeared when i upgrade. i'm just taking up space bec

What do you like most about this program?
  • playing and burning cds and that it is the most popular media player so music can easily be played on other computers. And hopefully easy to download.

  • music player is the best plus u can stream video to the phone and maybe even read a book...not sure but i guess it is worth trying microsoft rocks

  • Nothing yet!This is actually an attempt to repair the glitchy WMP 12 I currently have;which has taken it upon itself to stop recognising that there's a cd burner installed.

  • Upgrading to latest version to be able me to play my music on all devices, usb galaxy phone home stereo and computer give me more freedom to enjoy

  • Joseph Junior dii Michael; the best thing I like about this program is the options available or given for music tagging.. and also the updated features it has.

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