Windows® Media Player Installation

Get to know about how to install Microsoft Windows Media Player (WMP)


The Microsoft Windows Media Player (or better known as WMP) is a proprietary digital media player and media library software solution that has been developed by Microsoft. The Microsoft Windows Media Player is used for multiple purposes like playing and streaming audio, playing and streaming video and viewing images and managing media libraries on personal computers that are powered by the various editions and flavors of the Microsoft Windows operating system.


This article covers features, installation and benefits of installing the Microsoft Windows Media Player:




  • Features of the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11

  • Installation of the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11

  • Benefits of the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11



Features of the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11



In addition to the capabilities of being a fully features and functional media player, the Microsoft Windows Media Player can rip and copy music files to and from compact discs, digital versatile discs etc and burn discs in the standardized Audio CD format or as data discs that feature play lists, synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and enable users to purchase or rent music from online music stores. The Windows Media Player 11 is available as a free download for Windows XP and is included in the Windows Vista package by default. The supported file formats include Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Advanced Systems Format (ASF).


Its features include improved synchronization with portable players and reverse-synchronization. The Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 supports ripping audio CDs to WAV and WMA 10 Pro formats.



Installation of the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11



The installation process for the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 is fairly easy and smooth to carry out. It is relatively fool proof. However, one small step that may cause a problem is the Windows Authentication. If the Windows authentication fails then the Microsoft Windows Media Player will not install. If you are sure that your copy of Windows is authentic, then you need to contact professional technical support for solving the issue.



Benefits of the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11


The Microsoft Windows Media Player installation is associated with multiple benefits like integration of media support and database into Windows. The Microsoft Windows Media Player is covered by Microsoft and will be under integration with Windows OS for all future releases. This will ensure future support for the Microsoft Windows Media Player. Another major benefit is the ability to enhance the functionality of the Microsoft Windows Media Player by adding custom plug-ins to it. Last, but not the least, the Microsoft Windows Media Player fully supports and utilizes Digital Rights Management.




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