Windows® Media Player 12 compatibility with Windows® XP®
What are the features and benefits of Windows Media Player 12 and its compatibility with Windows XP?
Windows Media Player is one of the media players released from Microsoft. We have seen that this player comes pre-installed with all versions of Windows Operating Systems. This application is mainly used for playing video and audio. You can play all the audio and video files stored on your Windows based systems. By using this player, you would also be able to copy the music to compact discs and ripping the music. This application also enables burning audio discs. This Windows Media Player is found to replace an earlier application that is called as Media Player in the earlier versions.
Following points are about Windows Media Player and its compatibility with Windows XP:
- Windows Media Player 12
- Features and benefits
- System requirements and compatibility with Windows XP
Windows Media Player 12
Windows Media Player is shipped with Windows 7. It is the latest version of the Windows Media Player. This version comes with many new features when compared to other earlier versions. This Media Player is the successor of Windows Media Player 11. The main role of this player is to play the audio and videos. The main benefit is that this player would support wide range of audio and the video formats.
Features and benefits
In this version of Windows Media Player 12, it would add support for AAC audio, H.264 and MPEG-4 Part 2 video formats and would also give support for then 3GP, MP4 and MOV container formats. The user interface is also modified. The 'Now Playing' view would play the media in a separate window. This is with floating playback controls, and would also give the access to the visualizations, current playlist and the enhancements. By using this application, you could play back the video or the audio on remote devices.
The Windows Media Player 12 is mainly designed for Windows 7, however, it is also compatible with Windows Vista. Windows Media Player is not compatible with Windows XP, thus, it is not possible to play with Windows XP. For Windows Media Player 12, compatible processors are processor Intel Pentium II, A 233 megahertz (MHz) processor and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processor. The RAM needed is 64 MB or 512 MB or its higher versions. If only these requirements are met, you could be able to use Windows Media Player 12.
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