Knowing Windows Media Player Better

One of the most popular media player application is Windows Media Player that was developed by Microsoft. This application allows you to play audio and videos as well as view images on computers that are running Microsoft Windows operating system. This application is applicable only in Windows system.

You can also rip music and copy music to compact discs as well as burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists such as an MP3 CD.

Is It True That Windows Media Player Will Be Discontinued?

  • Microsoft is disabling Windows Media Player on machines running Windows 7 since Windows 7 will be discontinued within this year. Based on a customer feedback and usage data, Microsoft decided to discontinue this service which means that new metadata won’t be updated on media players that are installed on your Windows 7 devices.

What Is The Reason Why Windows Media Player May Not Be Responding Or Not Working At Some Point?

  • Possible reasons about this is that it could be that the application is damage so you need rebuild the database and restart the Windows Media Player.

Can I Play Continuous Videos On Windows Media Player?

  • Yes it is possible. Below are the steps:

1. Click the “Turn Repeat On” button, indicated by a circular arrow, to continuously loop the video and the button turns blue when toggled on.

2. Click the square “Maximize” icon or drag the video corners to make the window larger.

What Are The Minimum System Requirements For Windows Media Player?

  • It would really depend on the version you are using. If you are asking about the system requirements for the latest version which is Windows Media Player 11, below are the list of the system requirements.
  • Operating should be Windows XP Home Edition SP2, Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2, or Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup 2.
  • Processor must be a 233-megahertz (MHz) processor, such as an Intel Pentium II or Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processor.
  • Ram with at least 64 MB.
  • It should have a free hard disk space of 200 MB.
  • Optical drive either CD or DVD.
  • Modem with 28.8 kilobits per second (Kbps)
  • 16-bit sound card and Super VGA resolution (800 by 600 pixels).
  • Video card with 64 MB of RAM (VRAM) and DirectX 9.0b.
  • Speakers or headphones.
  • Microsoft ActiveSync is required if you are using a Windows Mobile-powered Pocket PC or Smartphone.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or Netscape 7.1.

What’s New With Windows Media Player 11?

The following are some of the new features and capabilities that are included in Windows Media Player 11 that you need to know:

• New options for ripping your music
• Album art views for easier referencing
• The stacking of albums that share the same characteristics
• Advanced audio fingerprinting
• Functionality that lets you create custom CDs
• A Media Sharing feature
• New sync features

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