Windows Media Player


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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Windows Media Player superseded the earlier Media Player for regular audio and video and the NetShow client for streaming media.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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some Windows users may get in trouble while playing QuickTime Movie (.mov) on Windows Media Player. Luckily Digiarty Software steps forward bringing a remedy in good time.
Just load the file to Windows Media Player and choose the scenes to be deleted or select the best parts - and here goes a movie free from disturbing ads or explicit scenes, a video for Youtube or just for your friend, and lots more.
They use Windows Media encoding appliances and both Windows Media Player and Silverlight in their commercially sourced portal.
In addition, iTunes and Windows Media Player music playlists, ringtones, Microsoft Explorer bookmarks, photos and videos can be transferred via a USB cable.
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.
However, the S9 is certainly expensive, the supplied software is next to useless (stick with Windows Media Player instead) and the on-screen controls aren't intuitive enough.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) recently introduced AudioAccess, downloadable audio textbooks that are designed to play on Microsoft Windows Media Player (version 10 or higher) and can be synchronized with most Windows-compatible portable media players.
(Users are required to have Microsoft Internet explorer 5.0 or later and Windows Media Player 9.0 or later on their PC).
In the 2004 decision the European Commission, as well as imposing a record fine of pounds 343 million, ordered Microsoft to share information with rival software companies and to offer a version of its operating system, Windows, that did not have the Windows Media Player "bundled" in with it.
is strolling around with the nightstick behind its back."The European Court of First Instance sided with competition commission officials on almost every major aspect of the Microsoft case, which centered around complaints that the software giant's business practices were designed to squash its rivals.The court agreed that that the Redmond, Wash., company had improperly tied its Windows Media Player to its dominant Windows operating system and refused to adequately disclose software code to other companies so their products would work with Microsoft's.But the emphatic confirmation of Europe's leading role on antitrust enforcement did not go over well with some in Washington.Thomas O.
It automates ripping of audio CDs by integrating with iTunes and Windows Media Player. The system includes a one-year parts/labor warranty and one year of free tech support.
Listen to them at home with Windows Media Player or while outside using an MP3 player.

Full browser ?