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Windows Media Player 12

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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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By Hande Njr

On Thursday, September 4, 2014

This is initially the default media player in all Microsoft windows operating systems which is developed by Microsoft, besides windows operating system it was also initially available for Mac OS 7 ANS X and Solaris but production was discontinued. This media player has a lot of capabilities besides the normal ones. These are; ripping of music, copying of music to CDs, burning of discs, purchase of music from online platforms and synchronizing data with other devices like mobile phones. It was made available to the public in July 2009.

Its basic interface has functions buttons like File, view, play, tools and help. Each has various task capabilities which range from simple to complex. In addition there is play, burn and sync buttons which make it easy for the user to execute tasks. A few things can be customized like the players skin and it can be set as a default player by the pc users. It has core playback and library functions, where full media organization capabilities are handled like the arrangement of music in albums, genres and dates. It supports WAV and mp3 media formats besides the normal Windows media codecs. It has a great visualizations package.

Microsoft did a good job on this product and many users will attest to it because of its performance it offers. I like its simple interface and I use it on my pc. The only downside is that it doesn’t support a lot of media formats but it usually gives an error message if the media is not supported.


  • It has a simple and basic interface.
  • It has core playback and library functions.


  • It does not support a lot of media formats.
  • it usually gives an error message if the media is not supported.
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A media player for media fanatics, made by media fanatics

By Isay Almenanza

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This media player I used is available only in Windows 7. It supports multi format media including vulnerable songs from the library of iTunes and flip videos. It also accommodates almost all codecs, especially video formats which are found on the internet. Another feature is the improved library which supports iTunes media, except for DRM protected tracks.

This media player also has new streaming features. It is suitable for any home devices with Windows 7 operating system. It can play music and videos remotely from the road to my house.

For easy preview, this software media program I used has new playback controls and 15 seconds preview of songs for easy access to mostly played media. Another feature I experienced is the task bar mini viewer that adds assistance to Jump Lists.

Denouement of this proprietary software media app is very user friendly and the advancement to accommodate media files from iTunes.


  • it supports different file formats
  • User friendly media player application


  • Has rigid file or folder naming feature
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • Play Music and watch movies like the transporter, husk, american reunion one, two,three,four,and five. I will also be listening to my favour

  • for playing videos in most of types as mpeg and another file extension as mp4 in windows 10 because my windows media player not able to play them

  • Play personal library of standards and some upbeat current hits\ the basic composers and writers of today music and its artist who have become famous

  • i am going to use the program for listening to music and watching videos and would help in running a few softwares and programs like HTC Sync aswell

  • for listening songs and watching movies with great equilizer. I love this and i m downloading this becaause my windows media player is not working good.

What similar programs have you used?
  • vnc and divix windows media player and i don't know what else to write in order to use up the remaining charactors so i will just ramble on.

  • the same one that have been damage , i also used vlc and media go from sony for ihave got a lot of cameras video walkman television coming from sony.

  • i have not used any similar programs but i do enjoy all there is to offer great microsoft will lead to better use of it and then it will be updsted rvry time

  • none i omnly use windows media player because i do not know much about the computer and i dont want to get into something i do not understand

  • have used win media player only since its beginning as i am a user that needs WMP a couple of times in the year. i use for music iTunes as it has direct internet radio featur

What do you like most about this program?
  • streaming movies and music to my xbox 360 controller from the computer because i have very much movies on it 2 big for an externable usb things

  • It works well with all media, including slides, film, video and streaming. I think it's a great program. This text thing is a really annoying issue.

  • ease of access to all music files and movie watching quality is the best in the world for media player and does not cut songs like other media

  • free and from microsoft I can believe I actually have to write something stupid regarding this program. You got to be really kiddy me what in

  • codecs are complete and compatible with the encoder which give us the oppurtunity to convert file in all formats we need especially apple prores


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