The Windows Media Player is the quintessential Windows media player created in the 1990s. It is a simple program that comes standard on all computers that have Windows operating system, with version 12 being its latest and improved version.
The program is designed in such a way that it is capable of practically playing any digital format, being currently capable of reading these: Audio CD, DVD Video, DVD Audio, WMA, WMV, MP3, MPG and AVI. On the other hand, through the use of third-party codecs it would also be possible to play some other type of format, or there is also the possibility to access more formats through paid private servers.
One of the strengths of this application is its simplicity in operation, since many times it is not necessary to download and install it to be able to enjoy the playback of songs, since it comes preinstalled on our device. When you press playback of an mp3 or AVI file for the first time, the player will automatically open asking us to install the manufacturer’s recommendations next. It’s simple and clear, even for less experienced users.
Another of the highlights of this application is its beautiful interface, clear, simple and with pleasant tones that will make us the most fluid experience. With the main buttons in its central part, they make the way to use it really easy and intuitive, even if it’s the first time you use it: play, stop, next track, rewind, volume, track repeat and shuffle. All these functions will be located in the lower central part of the program, being quite simple to memorize its functions with a little practice. Another purely aesthetic feature is the possibility to display a beautiful screen that will work as a wave equalizer following the sound of the music, offering a very relaxing sensory and visual experience.
For users with a higher technique will also be interested to know the most advanced functions of this program, including creating custom playback libraries, recording and copying multimedia contents to the computer or a virgin CD/DVD, as well as the possibility to modify the interface and customize it to our liking with our favorite colors.
It is also possible to use the player as a mixing table or to modify the quality and color of a video. However, it will require extensive knowledge of its handling, in addition to having extensive skills on the mixing of digital sounds and their utilities.
The update of this program will not be so subject to the user’s preference, but to the version of Windows operating system that the person has installed on his computer. Being possible to install older versions for devices with a lower capacity, in addition to having a number of older drivers and a sound card that will prevent the playback of certain files. On the other hand, Windows Media Player can also be used by users with the Linux operating system. However, they will need a series of special codecs to be able to download it, so it will only be available to the most experienced users.