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Windows Media Player 12

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USER REVIEWS

WMP12 Has Been Proven To Be One of the Most Convenient Tools for Managing Media Library

By Rose Sincro

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Many users of Windows are still using this Windows Media Player because they do not need to download this software just to have a player in their PC because it is pre-installed. It is included with your Windows installer and it has good features of an ideal stand alone media player that many users want.

Organizing your collections of digital media or synchronizing media files to a portable device and go online shopping for media content is very simple and easy by Using Windows Media Player 12.

One thing you must know about Windows Media Player 12 is that you can play more types of media compared to the previous version. This media player can support files like DIVX, XVID and AVI files. And it has built-in codecs supporting some common files including AVCHD, AAC, MPEG4, WMV,3GP and WMA. And if you are using Windows7 OS, you can use the mini viewer in the taskbar and the Media Player included the supports for Jump Lists.

Pros

  • It is included in your Windows installer
  • Easy to use and has simple navigation system

Cons

  • It doesn’t handle any 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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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.

Pros

  • 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

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

For what are you going to use the program?
  • to upload or download files from my college like microsoft word, excell, tables,fonts, margins, to create a apa style document for homework.

  • I'm going to listen to music, watch some videos, movies and other stuff. I might use it to hear something while being alone in my room or whatever

  • burn music from windows media player onto a blank cd and new movies. also try to use it for a learning application to build my computer skills

  • Watch movies and enable myself to play GTA V Online without getting the error message: Dependency MFREADWRITE.DLL is missing. Please reinstall the game

  • WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER IS FOR PERSONAL USE TO PLAY MUSIC AND MOVIES IN THE PRIVACY OF MY HOME FOR MY FAMILY NAD FRIENDS ENJOYMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT

What similar programs have you used?
  • vlc media player which is a good programme that covers almost all the well used file formats and I have also used apple itunes music player for listening to streamed video

  • vlc media player which it good programme that covers almost all the well used file format and i have also used apple itunes music player for listening to streamed video

  • power media that came on computer but i am not happy with it. it makes me choose a file and not sure which one to use. i just want to do yoga

  • none that i can think of i didnt want to write a book about it but it look like it so here we go'power fkap'sgkh-aegkrg0kaphkg-w0hika-gkb'p[rahklsp[rkg

  • windows media player12 that has devloped a fault in operation.It will not allow me to veiw the screen to open or operate any of the required controls for playing dvds or music discs

What do you like most about this program?
  • I like this application because of its graphics and sounds. It carries a very good equilizers especially the echo and base. Morever, it is fit

  • watch movies on line as well as saved programmes and also shared through social network since this is total trust worthy programme by the microsoft since i am relying it

  • To see data from GSM. I would like dlso to play music and some movies in connection with my job. Windows media player is tho most popular one.

  • the software is easy to use or user friendly. Can play most of the media versions and well fuctional in with window 7. Its functions well especially when used as default. Thank you.

  • easy to used and operate good sounds and qualityit have a high distentive out put that makes your music sounds like a professional thingis going on.

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