Installation Of Windows® Media Player
Discuss the features of Windows Media Player, its installation issues and tips to resolve the problems.
Windows Media Player is a free software for the users of Windows Operating System. There are several versions released for Windows Media Player, WMP 12 being the latest. It can be used to view videos, listen to music files and stream audio such as Internet audio. Windows Media Player can rip your CDs to your computer's hard drive. It creates a library from your music, videos, pictures and recorded TV. Windows Media Player Media Guide provides an interface where you can download free media and purchase media online. Windows Media Player also has advanced features to manage playlists and synchronize with external devices.
Following are the features, and troubleshooting for installation issues of Windows Media Player:
- Troubleshooting for installation issue
- Cannot install upgraded version
Windows Media Player can play audio CDs, audio files, DVDs, videos, and also audio and video streams directly from the Internet. Current playing track can be seen in its 'Now playing' feature. Also, there are wide ranges of visualizations that you can enjoy during the playback of audio. It provides enhancements like Graphic Equalizer for sound quality, Color Chooser for altering appearance of player, Crossfading and Auto Volume Leveling for reducing the volume differences between songs, and Quiet Mode for reducing the volume differences within a song.
Troubleshooting for installation issue
First, ensure that Windows Media Player installation disc is scratch-free and crack-free for correct reading of the disc. Next, check whether system requirements are met by checking RAM size and hard drive space. Get the system information from the manufacturer's website and do the upgrade if necessary. Now, go to Control Panel and select Add/Remove programs to find Windows Media Player from the list. Do re-installation from it.
When you try to change your old Windows Media Player by a new version, you may experience some problem during installation of upgraded version. You may try repeatedly for up gradation but the error message reading "An unexpected error has occurred" continues to pop up. The message display further reads "Setup was not able to detect any Windows Media updates, Please try again later". This may occur due to failure to get Windows updates. In many cases, downloading XML Parser from Microsoft website resolves the issue.
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