Windows Media Player Review

Windows Media Player 12    Feb 12, 2013 release


License: Free
Language: English
OS: Win XP / Win Vista
Size: 24.6 MB
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
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by SoftwarePuppy Jan 4, 2014

Formats supported by WMP


Windows Media Player is a default program for opening media files on Windows OSs. The latest version supports following audio and video file formats: ASF, WMA, WMV, WM, ASX, WAX, WVX, WMX, WPL, DVR-MS, WMD, AVI, MID, MIDI, RMI, AU, SND, M4A, MP4, M4V, MP4V, 3G2, 3GP2, 3GP, 3GPP, AAC, ADT, ADTS, M2TS, MOV, WMZ, WMS, CDA.

Main Features


Whenever you want to open a file, simply press on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the program window, and library will be opened. In the library choose one of the following subfolders: Playlists, Music, Videos, Pictures or recorded TV. Choose what you want to view and enjoy. Aside from opening files, WMP helps to organize them: create playlists, arrange songs according to their album, artist, date and genre of compositions. As most media players, WMP supports subtitles (to enable them, go to Switch to Library - Play - Lyrics, Captions, and Subtitles "" On if Available).

Additional Features


Player displays visualizations when you listen to the music. It supports playback of sound files, videos and images and allows media streaming. Now Windows Media Player is connected to online stores where users can purchase music, moreover, WMP is now compatible with portative devices. It also burns and rips CDs as WMA, MP3, WAV, high-resolution CDs files.

Specifics


WMP works on Windows 7, 8, Windows Vista, XP.

Disadvantages


No DVD playback; there are many file formats that are not supported by WMP: FLAC, RA, RM, RAM, QT and FLV. Besides, to play MKV additional codecs are required, and navigating the program isn't very easy. Interface of the player is pretty plain: it has only two default skins called Corporate and Revert.

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