Windows Media Player 12 screenshot

Windows Media Player 12

free download



Organize Your Files, Play Videos and Music with This Competent Media Player

By Christine Diaz

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The reason I use Windows Media Player 12 is because it comes bundled with Windows 7 and not available as a separate and different downloadable component. It is also easy and quite simple to use. What is also interesting about this media player is, it has a built-in support for popular video and audio formats.

I also notice that the appearance of this player has changed. The layout of the toolbar and some of the control buttons are hidden, so I have a clearer view of what I am watching and if I want to look for those controls, I only have to open the drop down menu.

My experience with WMP 12 has been steady. It has a better sound, but a little bit slow. Believe me, I have tried a different player that are not as good as this software. I can still say that this media player is accessible and anybody can make use of it without encountering any major disappointments.


  • The best CD-ripping and audio burning tool
  • Quite simple and easy to use


  • It only works with the latest version of Windows
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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  • the interface is very outdated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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For what are you going to use the program?
  • i plan on using this to watch educational videos about science for my school and i have been looking all day to get a free downloader becaus

  • Viewing a zip drive with file on it. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to download the media player. Hope it works today.

  • i wish to be able to play my cds and dvds on my computer. Currently it shows as not responding often during playback so i was trying to get a later version.

  • To copy music I have on bought albums to my mobile phone for listening whilst travelling. I will also use it to find album art view internet connection and maybe also to watch dvds.

  • ripping cd personal in the home and i'm to play song any time in my laptop windows . becouse my media player is old and do not updaters thank

What similar programs have you used?
  • I intend to use the newest version of Windows Media Player 12 to listen to and record music. For downloads, programs, audio and video recordings

  • none up to this point because I always considered windows to hve the right product for their programs. I am weary of downloading programs from unknown sources

  • i have used itunes in the past but i like windows media player because it can be used for other things not just apple products and also it is alot easier

  • VLC player for windows. its pretty good about playing dvd back in excellent quality. but still has glitches and i like windows better. Thanks

  • kpm programme is also used in my computer. but i think window media player 12 i use it always i got the problem with sound device rifgt now.

What do you like most about this program?
  • It could help me transfer media file from my android phone, Galaxy note 3. Because i can't see the device when it connected with usb wireless.

  • Very simple to use and i have it installed on my other computer,never had any problems at all with either listining to music or watching movies with the DVD

  • works good with my apps and recording software wich i band in the box not sure what happen with media just disapearedits used to pley audio examples on program thanks for your help

  • it plays different files, CDs and DVDs; lets you store albums; easily copies a CD, easy to create a playlist; is user friendly to the point.

  • on windows media player i like most the burning software, disc writing access,also the resolution when playing music. mostly im able to select the repeating function


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