Windows Media Player for Windows offers great new ways to store and enjoy all your music, video, pictures, and TV shows.
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Windows Media Player

Most people want to play music at any time of the day. Doing tasks seems easier with the accompaniment of a motivating beat, be it at home, at work, or at the gym. This is where Windows Media Player (WMP) becomes useful.

Anyone can reap the benefits of this easy-to-use application. With its customization feature, it is now possible to have personalized audio or video playlists. This is perfect for photo viewing. This is also great for burning and ripping CDs. For those who might not know, burning is copying files from the computer and saving it to a CD; ripping is the other way around. The contents of the CD is copied and saved to the computer.

However, there should be a little caution on ripping. There are US copyright laws that must be followed.

There are a few things about this software that might be helpful to the future user.

Getting the right Player version

This application is compatible with Windows operating systems, provided that it matches with the appropriate version. Getting this minor detail right will ensure effortless downloading and installing. These are the current specifications:

  • WMP 12 suits Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
  • WMP 11 works for Windows Vista, XP, and Windows Server 2008.
  • Meanwhile, WMP 10 is agreeable to Windows Server 2003.
  • It’s not a problem if the user has a Mac OS X. Flip4Mac Windows Media Component allows the user to play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly on QuickTime.
  • This also works for Firefox browsers. Windows Media Player ActiveX enables proper file viewing.
  • And lastly, this is also compatible with Windows Phone, as it is already included in the initial settings.
Evidently, WMP is for a wide range of users. It is still possible to enjoy this even with systems from the early and mid-2000s.

Additional features

There are optional features that make this application exciting. The user can freely choose attractive Skins that go with the vibe of the playlist. With only a couple of clicks, WMP can display different animations and graphics.

There are also Visualization options. These are interesting shapes, colors, and patterns that correspond to the song in Now Playing mode.

The customer may also opt for a DVD playback capability. For those who’d like to take it up a notch in the sound aspect, there is an audio effect plug-in that enables tweaking of echoes and reverb.

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