Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. Editions of Windows Media Player were also released for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but development of these has since been discontinued.

In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists such as an MP3 CD, synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and enable users to purchase or rent music from a number of online music stores.

Windows Media Player replaced an earlier application called Media Player, adding features beyond simple video or audio playback.

Windows Media Player 11 is available for Windows XP and included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. The default file formats are Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Advanced Systems Format (ASF), and its own XML based playlist format called Windows Playlist (WPL). The player is also able to utilize a digital rights management service in the form of Windows Media DRM.

Windows Media Player 12 is the most recent version of Windows Media Player. It was released on July 22, 2009 along with Windows 7 and has not been released for previous versions of Windows. Unlike Windows 8, Windows RT does not run Windows Media Player.

Read more about Windows Media Player:  History, Security Issues, Other Versions, European Commission Case, Release History

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Windows Media Player - Release History
... Prior to the release of Windows Media Player in Windows 98 Second Edition, separate programs, CD Player, Deluxe CD Player, DVD Player and Media Player, were included ... Windows Media Player versions Version Original release Latest build Operating system compatibility Notes Microsoft Windows Windows Media Player 12 July 22, 2009 12.0 ... Windows Media Player 11 October 30, 2006 11.0.6002.18311 (Windows Vista) 11.0.5721.5280 (Windows XP) Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows XP Windows XP x64 ...
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... WPL (Windows Media Player Playlist) is a computer file format that stores multimedia playlists ... It is a proprietary file format used in Microsoft Windows Media Player versions 9–12 ...
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... Marketed as “The Ultimate Photo, Music, and Movie Enhancement Pack for Windows XP”, Microsoft launched Plus! Digital Media Edition along with Windows XP Media Center ... Plus! Digital Media Edition signified the first time Microsoft had released a second Plus! product based on the same base operating system ... Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition was also the first Microsoft product to be made available for sale to consumers via e-commerce as full product download through online retailers ...
Microsoft Litigation - Governmental - Anti-trust
... Jackson entered the decree on August 21, 1995, three days before the launch of Windows 95 ... of that barrier, Microsoft's customers lack a commercially viable alternative to Windows ... (III.34) The fact that there is a multitude of people using Windows makes the product more attractive to consumers ...
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... The ability to lock the player while in full-screen mode using a 4-digit PIN has been removed ... Windows Media Player's taskbar-integrated Mini-player has been removed ... from Now Playing view in a floating window ...

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