Windows Media Player


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Windows Media Player

Media player software for Windows from Microsoft that plays a variety of audio, video and streaming formats including MP3, WMA, CD audio and MIDI. Starting with Version 6.2 in 1999, the Windows Media Rights Manager was added for securing copyrighted content.

Windows Media Player superseded the earlier Media Player for regular audio and video and the NetShow client for streaming media. Up until Version 4, the product supported the Real streaming formats. See Windows Media, Windows Media formats, Windows Media Connect and Windows Media Rights Manager.
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The search capabilities of Windows Media Player 11 also enable consumers to easily scroll through and access music faster than on any other media player, whether the library contains 50 or 50,000 tracks.
The improvements in Windows Media Player 10 are enabling customers to easily take content with them on the go, and to enjoy compatibility between their PCs, music players and a variety of popular download services," said Gretchen Miller, co-director of marketing for the Consumer and Small Business Product Marketing Group at Dell Inc.
With SRS audio technology incorporated in Windows Media Player, we are demonstrating our commitment to customers' digital home entertainment lifestyle.
0 devices with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile are available in the United States from such mobile operators as Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, as well as from manufacturers such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Palm, and Samsung.
A new comprehensive end-user study released today by Millward Brown shows that three out of four digital media users prefer Windows Media Player 7 to RealPlayer 8 and RealJukebox 8.
Windows Media Player 7, released on July 18 for download at http://WindowsMedia.
Millions of consumers with smartphones running Windows Mobile 2003 with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile can also use ZVUE.
With Windows Media Player 7, Microsoft ends confusing user experiences and the need to use multiple products to perform the most common digital media activities.
Windows Media Player 10 users leveraging the Nero Fast CD/DVD Burning Plug-in will find they have the ability to create audio CDs, data DVDs under WMP's Burn tab as well as Nero Digital Audio format discs.
The company recently announced the availability of the MusicGiants HD Music Store in the Windows Media Player 10, making HD music purchases available to the more than 300 million users of Windows Media Player 10.

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