Many people would agree that Windows Media Player has proven to be one of the most reliable and convenient tools for managing one's media library. There is a lot it can do: organize your files, play videos and music, burn CDs, stream your media to other devices... the list of features is very large and very impressive. One of WMP 12's most remarkable characteristics, however, is that it comes pre-installed in Windows 7. It means that the program is at your disposal the moment you turn on your new computer. You won't waste your time looking for media managers online, downloading the files, and installing them. WMP is all you will need.
Microsoft made numerous updates to WMP for the release in Windows 7. This new version is completely free from clutter, such as unnecessary buttons and menus, and this lets the users fully immerse themselves in the world of video and audio material on their computers. There is a number of built-in audio and video codecs already included with the program and the required missing codecs are automatically identified and downloaded from the Internet, so virtually any file can be played with the WMP.
While all other versions of the Windows Media Player were able to stream music, version 12 extends and simplifies media sharing across the network and the Internet. The new Play To feature allows you to share your media content with other computers running Windows 7 on your local network. The Remote Media Streaming makes your media library available over the Internet when you are on the road. more
Organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows on your computer.
Enjoy your favorite movies with an all-round player.
Prioritizes hardware decoding using the graphics card to be efficient.
It allows you to connect to other computer speakers over your network.
Application that works from the tray.