Windows Media Player

by Microsoft

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Microsoft

Last revision: Last week

Star Rating 4.41757

Windows Media Player is used by many as a standard player for watching movies and listening to audio. Often it is said to be "eaten and okay" and downloaded alternative versions with a richer set of functions, as it seems to them. In fact, it turns out that users simply do not know about the full range of features of this program. Currently, Windows Media Player is essentially a multimedia center. In addition to standard audio and video playback capabilities, the application allows you to purchase media content online, synchronize files with another device, and play Flip Video and audio from iTunes. The latest versions of the application differ from the previous versions not only by its advanced functionality, but also by its improved interface.

Minimalism and a noble dark color scale looks impressively and stylishly. The file library opens in the drop-down menu on the left with a single keystroke. User-generated playlists can be converted, burned to disk, or transferred to a mobile device. The application perfectly implements the function of searching for the necessary file. All you have to do is enter the file name or a part of it, and then choose what you need from the matches found by the program. Working with media libraries in Windows Media Player is easier than ever. To create a playlist, you can simply drag and drop files into a special field. What's interesting is that music, videos and images can alternate in the list. Thumbnail viewer function allows you to quickly navigate through the abundance of content and choose exactly what you want. You can attach your own covers from among the images on your hard drive to audio files.

With Windows Media Player you can easily record your own discs and convert music (among the formats available for conversion are WMA, WAV and MP3). Synchronization with mobile devices is set up in two clicks, but testers notice some instability in the recognition of connected devices. In general, if there are any problems, it is recommended to try to update the connection process by clicking on the appropriate button. Windows Media Player includes components for streaming video and listening to online radio stations. DVD playback is also available when a DVD decoder is installed. It should be noted that at the first start the program checks the operating system installed on the computer for authenticity.

- has a lot of additional features besides playing audio and video files;

- recognizes many popular formats;

- has an attractive and easy to use interface;

- broadcasting video and audio from the web;

- provides an opportunity to include different types of files into the playlist: pictures, music, videos;

- can synchronize a computer with a mobile device.

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