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Windows Media Player 12

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USER REVIEWS

All Around Media Player That Has a Lot of Built-In Codecs

By Maria Bernabe

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This media player comes with codecs that are loaded to run some media formats. For video formats there are the MP4, WMV, AVI, and MOV formats. For audio formats there are the MP3, WMA and WAV formats. For some formats however, like MKV, FLV and OGG, you will need to install the required codecs for you to enable to run those file types with this WMP.

Windows Media Player 12 is included in the Windows7 pack, but it can also be used for Windows8 although there were no significant improvements in the software as accounted for by Microsoft. I don’t agree at all.

When I start to launch my media player, I figured out that the interface of this player has changed a lot. I cannot see all the option from the top menu in which it makes my media player looks neat and clean. And some features from the previous version of Windows Media Player are not included. For example, the mini-player, taskbar-integrated and advanced tag editor, which some of these are useful for other users, are not present.

Pros

  • It has a lot of built-in codecs
  • It is included in the Windows installer

Cons

  • Some features from the previous version are not included
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Play your songs and videos through streaming from your car to your home through media player application

By Beatrice Tan

On Friday, August 22, 2014

How can you resist using a built in media player application tool with lots of skins and supports tons of file formats? Because of my busy day schedule work schedule and my graduate studies at night, I find it difficult to look for media player application that is open source and versatile with other platforms and supports multi formats.

I tried using this built in media player application with my Windows Operating System which allows me to open MP3s, MP4s, and Flip Videos. Next amazing feature of this tool is the remote media streaming which allows me to play MP3s and MP4 streams at my desktop computers or mobile devices from other location like audio player inside the car. Another fascinating features are the smarter DVD playback, Jump Lists and song previews for 15 seconds.

The bottom line is that this media player application has evolved through time. It has now new features that you will surely enjoy like what I did. I am a real fan of this remote media streaming and smarter DVD playback. I will definitely continue to explore this tool to maximize its features.

Pros

  • An extensible and rock-solid application
  • It has great psycho acoustic effects

Cons

  • It has weak playback control on some file types
  • It does not handle photos
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COPY,BURN AND LISTEN TO YOUR MUSICS AND AUDIOS TO DISCS BY DOWNLOADING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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.

Pros

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

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  • It supports only media formats of Windows only
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • im going to use the program for listening on my tunes and watching my favourite movie. this window media palyer really help me alot and ease my hobby.

  • private listening audio and watching video in my laptop, so I can enjoy the music and movie, and many other program ask about this WIndows Media Player

  • develop slide shows for a genealogy project to share with family and friends. Most genealogy programs do not permit sharing of photos or graphics

  • i want to try instal it in windows 10 to be able to use media go, a program creates by sony tho manage music like in itunes but for android d

  • play training vieos, used to teach AHA CPR and First Aid Classes. To watch personal videos for entertainment while traveling for business and fun.

What similar programs have you used?
  • ive only ever used windows media its always been ok but i suddenly started having problems with windos 11 so i thought i would try and up grade to something better

  • Gom player downloaded from naver.com. do you need to know more about the similar programs. are you scam/ i don't really get it. lalallalallalal

  • yesdfkjdsfjo[almcod iwant to play vdo for my teacher because my window media player is too noob now and i want new version ok understand? go to

  • windows media player was on my computer before today but after today it wont be so im just waffling until the error messages goes saying bla

  • None other than WMP, WMP is really great!!! Had to reinstall now due to some server error issues. Windows Media Player works smooth and very well

What do you like most about this program?
  • it provide smooth operation and it is require to use for watching video and movies from youtube. well i think everybody needs this function to run the computer well. thanks

  • I am very please with the app it quality in burning videos and cds is awesone first time used it is when upgraded to windows 10 so hope this is legit thank you

  • required for attending many webinars and doesn't malfunction a lot . doesnt take much space . can play any video or audio format . have been using for a long time

  • user friendly windows program good for playback and keeping track of songs in the computer can play most song programs it avoid clutter and enable liling

  • free and I have always used your services before for hard to find apps and programs thia may work fine I hopw it does because my first gggra

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