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Windows Media

Microsoft's audio and video framework for Windows, which embraces playback, encoding and streaming. Windows Media Player is the media player that comes with every version of Windows. Windows Media Encoder is software for converting live performances and existing audio and video files to Windows Media formats. Windows Media Server is a Windows server component for streaming audio and video.

Windows Media Player can also be downloaded for the Macintosh, although typically not the latest version. See Windows Media Player, Windows Media formats, Windows Media Rights Manager and QuickTime.

Native Microsoft Multimedia FormatsType   Purpose

   WAV    Audio

   AVI    Video

   ASF    A/V using non-Windows codecs

   WMA    Audio using Windows codec

   WMV    Video using Windows codec
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New widely accredited Windows 10 offers users many cutting-edge innovations such as faster startup, virtual desktops, and more; however with the upgrade comes the loss of Windows Media Center for video playback, Windows Movie Maker and other essential bundled software.
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If you have Windows 8 Pro, you can download and add the Windows Media Center Pack software for $10 to get DVD playback capability; those with just Windows 8 need the $100 Windows Pro Pack to add a compatible version of Windows Media Center to their systems.
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<p>Although CERT thinks the patch is important, RealNetworks said in its advisory that it has received "no reports of any machines actually being compromised as a result of the now-remedied vulnerabilities." <p>Although RealPlayer has lost market share recently to rivals such as Windows Media Player and iTunes, it is still widely used and has been exploited in past cyberattacks<p>Copyright 2009 IDG Middle East.
Microsoft Corporation had been found guilty of infringement of EU competition rules by refusing to supply interoperability information and by tying Windows Media Player to Windows.
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