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Windows Media Player


Developed by Microsoft, Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a media player and media library application. It is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on PC running Windows OS, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. More than a media player, it includes the ability to rip music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or rent music from a number of online music stores.
The default file formats are Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Advanced Systems Format (ASF), and its own XML based playlist format called Windows Playlist (WPL).
The most recent version is Windows Media Player 12. It was released in July 22, 2009 along with Windows 7. It is not compatible with previous versions of Windows. Unlike Windows 8, Windows RT does not run Windows Media Player.



  • Core playback and library functions

Windows Media Player supports playback of audio, video and pictures, along with fast forward, reverse, file markers (if present) and variable playback speed (seek & time compression/dilation introduced in WMP 9 Series).
Windows Media Player supports full media management, via the integrated media library introduced first in version 7, which offers cataloguing and searching of media and viewing media metadata.

  • Visualizations

While playing music, Windows Media Player can show visualizations. The current three visualizations are Alchemy, which was first introduced in version 9, Bars and Waves, which has been used since version 7, and Battery, introduced in version 8.

  • Format support

The player includes intrinsic support for Windows Media codec and also WAV and MP3 media formats.

  • Disc burning, ripping, and playback

Windows Media Player features integrated Audio CD-burning support since version 7 as well as data CD burning support since Windows Media Player 9 Series on Windows XP and later.

  • Enhanced playback features

Windows Media Player features universal brightness, contrast, saturation and hue adjustments and pixel aspect ratio for supported video formats.


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