Learn about Windows® Media® Player in Windows® Vista®
What are the various aspects of Windows Media Player in Windows Vista? What are the various compatibility issues that may arise?
Windows Media Player 11 has many changes when compared to older versions. It is seen that Media Library would no longer present artists and the albums in the tree like list, which are the media items. For each of the library, its navigation pane could be customized. The missing album art could be added to the place holders which are present in the library. It is also seen that there are distinct icons, details or Extended Tile views for each of the video, music picture etc. Other feature included is the Windows Media Format 11 runtime. This enables music ripping to WMA Pro 10 and would also add low bitrates. Windows Media Player is built in with Windows Vista Operating System.
Following are the role and features of Windows Media Player and the system requirements needed in Windows Vista:
- Role of Windows Media Player
- Features of Windows Media Player
- System requirements
Role of Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player is a media library application that is used to play audio, video, and view images on your computer installed with Windows Vista Operating System. It has also the capability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs. Windows Media Player 11 shares songs and videos over wired and wireless home networks. It is the current version of the standard media player.
Features of Windows Media Player
One of the best features of Windows Media Player is advanced media sharing capabilities. It provides a sleek interface, and is compatibility with hundreds of portable media devices. It plays almost all the media formats including WMV, MPEG-4, and AAC formatted files. It helps to keep track of your audio files and organize your music library. The installation of Windows Media Player is an easy task.
The Windows Media Player requires a 233 Megahertz Intel Pentium II and at least 64 Megabytes (MB) of memory. It has 200 MB of free hard drive space and a CD/DVD-Writer for playing audio and also requires 800 x 600 Super VGA display with a video card containing 64 MB of Video Ram and DirectX 9.0b. It also needs 5.1 multichannel, 16-bit sound card and speakers for playing multichannel content.