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Windows Media Player

The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Vid...

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Avg rating of 2.8 (9)| 12 comments
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Windows Media Player information

  • Developed byMicrosoft
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.8
  • Alternatives196 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 12 comments and reviews about Windows Media Player, and it has gotten 254 likes

Windows Media Player was added to AlternativeTo by Stuck on and this page was last updated . Windows Media Player is sometimes referred to as WMP.

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OAKSIF0
  
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Love the visualizations and the GUI and how easily you can select a bunch of files to add to playlist.

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5247009
  
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An extremely versatile and reliable media player. It is probably one of the most complex pieces of software that came out of Windows Vista and Windows 7: there are very few media players that can match WMP's complexity and features.

However, it is not favorable for those who prefer a minimalistic interface. Moreover, WMP only comes with a limited set of codecs: one would usually need to pair this up with K-Lite Codec Pack to make WMP any useful.

[Edited by 5247009, December 26]

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ethanbenson1221
  
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it slows down very much ... I wait 25-30 seconds for it to open some song while aimp works 5 times faster

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Shojimeguro
  
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Lack of codec support (such as .mkv) and cause High Resource Usage

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

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impossible
  
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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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fredofred
  
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You wouldn't think, after all this time of making media players, microsoft would have trouble making one which indexed your library. You would also think that they would be able to give accurate information for song names when you update from the internet.

WMP 12 does neither of these. It's also slow & unintuitive. It also shows half my songs as zero bytes (if you don't chose all the options windows wants you to chose it doesn't really work properly).

Why can't I put the songs in title order and then start typing a track name to skip to it? because windows won't let me (that's a fairly specific person gripe).

I give it 3 out of 10.

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  • Audio Player
  • Disc Burner
  • Media Player
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