Windows® Media Player 12 For Windows® Vista
If you have a passion for music or movies or any kind of media (i.e. television), then you must have used a PCs media player before. The chances are good that the program was Windows Media Player. No one likes to have old, outdated, obsolete software. Windows Media® Player is the old way to listen to music and watch video files on your computer. The latest program, the one that revolutionizes your multimedia Windows Vista® PC experience is the new Microsoft Windows Media Player 12.
- What is Windows Media Player 12, and how do I get it on my Windows Vista based PC?
- What are some of the features of the new Windows Media Player 12?
- Why should you have Windows Media Player 12?
What is Windows Media Player 12, and how do I get it on my Windows Vista based PC?
Windows Media Player 12 is the latest edition to the Microsoft® Windows Media® Player application and comes with many new features. It is available to Windows Vista PC users through a free online download. It should be noted that this is only a Beta Version, and to fully enjoy the features of the new Windows Media Player 12, you must upgrade to Windows® 7, as Microsoft® does not offer compatibility with any operating system previous to Windows® 7.
What are some of the features of the new Windows Media Player 12?
Once you try the new Windows Media Player, you are not going to use anything else to watch or listen to multimedia content on your PC ever again. Remember all those codecs that you had to find and download to watch unsupported video and audio? You do not have to do that anymore! With Windows Media Player 12, H.264, Xvid, and DivX® video are fully supported, as is AAC audio content. Library management is completely separated from what’s currently playing with there being Playing view and Library view player modes. While library view contains all the library manipulation features, playing view contains the current playlist, videos and visualizations.
There are so many reasons to upgrade to Windows Media Player (WMP) 12, the least of which is that upgraded software is usually better than the previous versions. Some of the many reasons to get 12 are that now you can play DivX® and Xvid video files directly without having to manually install a codec. Moreover, you get a media player that fully integrates itself with iTunes® library. WMP12 also makes it easier to play back audio or video on remote devices. This feature is called “Play To”. Moreover Windows Media® Player 12 can stream media to other computers in your HomeGroup, so, for example, you can browse your library on your laptop but actually play back on the HTPC connected to your sound system.