Windows Media Player
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Windows Media Player is the official Microsoft player for Windows. Play music, videos, and rip & burn cds. With the latest release, search & shop online for music at URGE, the exclusive online music store. Also, sync or copy your media library to your portable device.
What Windows Media Player Does
The sleek new interface of the latest version of Windows Media Player has been much improved making it more user-friendly and easy to navigate.
The most notable improvement is the streamlined library interface which makes finding the information you want faster and easier. With the elimination of the tree-based list, information is easier to read, organize, and search through. Graphical presentations such as album art, album stacking, thumbnails, icons etc are utilized as an alternative to text.
The search process is much quicker with the use of the Word Wheel function. The user need only start typing a search term and the results are instantly narrowed and displayed based on user input. You can search for all types of media including music, videos, pictures etc. Results include media from both your computer and URGE, the exclusive online music store.
Tools are easier to access, making the process for most tasks like creating playlists, downloading music, ripping & burning cds, and synching with your portable device less complicated.
How to Windows Media Player
The activity tabs now have quick access buttons to open a menu with options relative to the tab.
The library interface is clean and user-friendly. The information itself is much more comprehensive as it is presented in a graphical form. Thumbnails and album art are used by default instead of text, ijos fdeaorauowheofharñznsoñfnasolkdnfasñlNJp´fwpejoàsihfoasfunction. Based on user input the search narrows instantly. Just start typing and the query automatically goes out and returns results without even hitting enter. Results will show how many artists, albums, and songs match the string.
The rip tab has all the same features. Settings are in the quick access menu on the Rip tab. You can set the player to automatically begin ripping as soon as the cd is inserted. Click on more options to set the location you want to rip music to.
Audio formats are WMA, WMA varible bitrates, WMA lossless, mp3, and now WAV.
Select which tracks you want to rip and click on the start rip button.
A progress bar will display in the rip status column next to the song currently being ripped. You can stop the process at any time.
Select data CD or audio CD from the quick access menu on the burn tab. Select more options for further settings. The burn process is the same but now it features a status bar to display how much free space is left on your disc. If the items in your playlist are too many a new list is started as 'next disc'. Drag items to the list or remove items as desired. Drag and arrange them and when you're done click 'start burn'.
Further detail on options for users wanting more control.
- List of features (if applicable)
Windows Media Player 11 For XP.
Windows Media Player 11 For Vista
Windows Media Player 10.
Documentation & Help
Links to specific tutorials relating to the application.
Notes & References