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Don't like it

Negative Comment by usranme
about Windows Media Player May 2015

It can't read like lots of codecs (.mkv above all)

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I hate it with my guts!

Negative Comment by PeterSavin
about Windows Media Player Aug 2014

I simply hate it.

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Never Liked it

Negative Comment by impossible
about Windows Media Player and Clementine, SMPlayer, VLC Media Player Aug 2013

Seems like its always forced on me and its annoying. The interface has been the same since i can remember. They need to make this simpler and redesign.

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Windows Media Player is getting worse and worse.

Negative Comment by BrokenNote
about Windows Media Player Jun 2011

Windows Media Player 10 was the culmination. From the point afterwards, all versions are getting worse.
WMP 12 is laggy and unintuitive.

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I love it, it just uses too much memory (slowing down other ...

Comment by rossmasters
about Windows Media Player Jun 2011

I love it, it just uses too much memory (slowing down other programs). It also has a habit of running in the background when I think I've closed it.

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On Win7 is good enough

Comment by Venom88
about Windows Media Player Jun 2011

The version installed on Win7 is good enough: the player is more minimal and fast, even if the multimedia catalogue is so confusing :S

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It can also stream to console devices, with WMP version 11+ ...

Comment by rogerdpack
about Windows Media Player Jun 2011

It can also stream to console devices, with WMP version 11+

You can see how here

[Edited by Venom88, June 28]

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Its a pretty good player, but in my opinion the older versi ...

Comment by Aaron
about Windows Media Player Jun 2011

Its a pretty good player, but in my opinion the older versions worked the best, the newer versions seem to take up more processing and just caused problems every time I used it. There were plenty of times that I could not get it to play my videos, so I went with media player classic.

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