Windows® Media® Player 12 for Windows® Vista®
Microsoft has released the latest version of the Windows Media Player. The new Windows Media Player 12 is specifically designed for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operating System. Earlier versions of Windows Media Player do not have a right codec and so users will not be able to play videos. This new version has built in support for almost all audio and video formats. It is featured with a compact menu and a user friendly toolbar. Using this player, one can purchase music online, synchronize from other music sources etc.
Using the feature 'Play to' in Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Vista, it is easy to play audio or video on remote devices. Each device being played to has its own settings and playlists. Retrieval of songs in Windows Media Player 12 is quite easier. Its predecessor Windows Media Player 11 needs a manual retrieval. As it has recommended settings and custom settings options in Windows Media Player 12, it will be easy for you to have more control over the settings.
Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Vista is designed for media lovers. One can easily change the color of the Windows Media Player 12 window using the color tablets. You will also be able to change the speed, bass and quality of your songs and can create a new environment. It also has some additional features to change the graphical features, audio features and the appearance too. You may purchase music online from your Windows Media Player 12 and it will be automatically stored to your playlists. Library management in Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Vista is done through two distinct views say 'Now Playing view' and 'Library view'. Now Playing view contains the current playlist and its visualizations. Library view has all the features for library manipulations.
- FIVE – Remote streaming
Using the new Windows Media Player 12, you can listen to your music from anywhere. It has a 'Play to' feature and using that you can stream to other computers and so you can browse the music files in your laptop and play back on the HTPC connected to your sound system. Also, it supports Digital Living Network Alliance v1.5 devices and you may stream audio to a Sonos box.
- FOUR – DVD playback
Windows Media Player 12 has many advanced playback options and the most prominent one is the DVD playback. It shows a 15 second video preview. Using this playback option, you may adjust and optimize the audio and video to your taste. It has built in features to minimize the disparities between loud and soft songs between two songs or within the song.
- THREE – High definition video
Windows Media Player 12 supports almost all high definition video formats like 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI, DivX and MOV etc. The predecessors of Windows Media Player 12 provides option to search for the right codec for unsupported video and audio format. But in Windows Media Player 12 it has the right codec for almost all video and audio formats.
- TWO – Advanced control options
An important feature in the Windows Media Player 12 is the advanced control option for playing a video or audio. There are many new advanced options like changing the color of the window, changing the speed and bass of the audio or video file, purchasing music online. It also has 'Enhanced playback experience' options for retrieving album artwork and artist information.
- ONE – 'Now Playing' mode
A new feature in the Windows Media Player 12 is the 'Now Playing' mode. In this mode, you can see the list of the videos playing at that particular time. You may control the playback by just waving the mouse over the Window media player 12 taskbar. The playback control disappears if you keep the mouse idle for some time.
Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Vista is well suited for music lovers. It allows you to enjoy the music and multimedia effects at its full swing with its advanced new features.