Latest Version of Windows® Media® Player
Get to know more about features of the latest version of Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player 12 is the latest version of Media Player release from Microsoft. It is bundled with many advanced features and benefits. It comes with 2 distinct interface modes- Now Playing view, and Library view. Windows Media Player 12 has a built-in support for many popular audio and video formats. These include 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It can also support most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files. Windows Media Player 12 can stream music and video to other PCs running Windows 7 or compatible devices around the home. With its Remote Media Streaming, you could enjoy music or videos on your home PC from the road.
The following are features of the latest version of Windows Media Player:
- Benefits and Role
- System Requirements
Windows Media Player 12 comes with a brighter and lighter user interface. This is actually a part of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and includes some new features. The Graphical User Experience should be pretty much the same as its previous version. Its layout has made some changes, like the buttons have been moved around, removal of the Now Playing button and there is separated library management with two distinct player modes.
Benefits and Role
Windows Media player 12 allows users to connect, share and sync data with portable handheld devices and game consoles, and the media can be optionally transcoded to a format better suited for the target device, automatically, when synchronizing. Windows Media Player 12 provides advanced playback of audio, video and pictures, along with fast forward, reverse, seek and time compression and dilation. Also Windows Media Player 12 supports streaming playback, local playback and progressive downloads, and support for any media codec and container format using specific DirectShow filters.
In order to enjoy a smooth installation and a trouble free post installation use, you will need to check and ensure the minimum system requirements before the installation of Windows Media Player 12 in your computer. You need to setup OS from the Microsoft like Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Windows ME in the system. You need at least a Pentium 166 Mhz processor with 32 MB of RAM to get the player to work in the system. A 16-bit sound card and a 256-color video card are other requirements for Windows Media Player 12.
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