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WMP (Windows Media Player) is Microsoft's offering for media playback.

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Pros

has all the bells and whistles you would expect

10 agree

Good for most videos.

4 agree

Mini-player

2 agree

comes bundled with Windows

2 agree

plays most common types of media

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Player tends to freeze, pause, etc with lots of codecs on the machine

14 agree

Will not play licensed media without internet connection or licence

11 agree

Awful library management functions

9 agree

Bloatware

8 agree

Does not support DVD playback due to DRM in some cases

7 agree

Awful software designed to promote Microsoft's proprietary formats

3 agree

Poor support for standard formats.

3 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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WMP (Windows Media Player) is Microsoft's offering for media playback. WMP is able to acquire (download) codecs as needed, and plays back most Audio & Video sources. The software is flexible and has all the features you would expect from a large company offering with very little limitations in its functionality. WMP also works with online music stores, to allow purchasing of music with DRM through the players interface. Last but not least is the ability to work with Portable Media Hardware (MP3 Players, etc.) by transferring and updating though a standard interface.

Post Review
Radgh
10/03/2008 06:20

To anyone not able to play standard media files or complying with the con "Tends to freeze, pause, etc with lots of codecs" -- Uninstall all custom codecs then install the K-Lite codec pack.

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