A software that sets a high standard among its peers
With Windows Media Player, Microsoft attempts to mount a comeback in the category of Video Players. Everything about this latest version is new including the interface and the ease of use. In comparison to oldest versions of the player, the user interface of Windows Media Playerlooks totally different and the download time is small. One has the impression that the same design principles of Windows 8 were applied to Windows Media Player. The customization of the interface can be started by tapping into the slew of free themes and skins available. There are more than one way to browse through playlists inWindows Media Player and the launch of a favorite song is fast.
Best accessibility options seen around
Windows Media Player is a great way to organize and sort your media library. The dominance of iTunes in that area is in great danger thanks to the advanced search option. User convenience is another function that is beefed up in Windows Media Player. Under the Library button, one could have the player scan the entire computer for compatible media files. Although we wished that Windows Media Player had taken notes of the social media integration that is in full force in Nero ShowTime with free options such as the download of videos from YouTube to the player. The synchronization of multimedia files seems to be lagging as well in the case of mobile devices. Despite these issues, one would agree that Microsoft did a tremendous effort in improving Windows Media Player with several worry-free tools. Unlike iTunes,Windows Media Player does not have a monopoly when it comes to checking out music on online stores. Even better, the music you have purchased can be sent automatically to a playlist. The way you enjoy your multimedia files is simply not the same anymore thanks to Windows Media Player. The release of Windows Media Player is a clear message sent to the competition indicating that Microsoft is back.
- New interface
- Easy integration of media files
- Large choice of online music stores
- Better playing quality
- Bad mobile device synchronization
- Limited in ripping formats