Many users are familiar with the older versions of Microsoft WMP (Windows Media Player), however, with the recent software upgrades, this media player is fiercely competing with iTunes for Windows.
The reason why Windows Media Player is convenient for most Windows PC users is that it comes as a default media player on their systems. You really do not have to customize or adjust its settings to begin using this tool.
Let’s begin by analysing the user interface with regards to the latest upgrades of Windows Media Player. On the main window, users are offered five key functions - Now Playing(which is pretty much self-explanatory), Library feature(containing all your media content), Rip( the ability to rip audio from video files), Burn(you can burn a whole playlist or individual music files to CDs and DVDs), and Sync(enables you to synchronize your playlist to other devices). All these features, are distinctly displayed to avoid any confusion or an overwhelming feeling for novice PC users.
If you click on any of the main menus, then you are exposed to a range of other choices. For instance, if you click on the Library option, you will have access to all your music, videos, playlists, albums, and many others in one place. You will even have access to detailed properties of an individual music file or details of an album, like its Released Year, Album Artist, Genre, Count, Ratings, and Length. This helps, as you can easily sort through your library using keywords or genres.
It also comes with the basic options of Play, Pause, Stop, Forward, Backward, Shuffle, Replay, and the ability to see the particular playlist currently playing. At the top-left corner, you are offered a smart search bar to enable you to find music with certain specifications. You can find music files with a particular genre, released year, and so on.
Since this Windows Media Player, allows you to sync with other devices, you can easily access your songs and playlists from anyplace. All you have to do is sign-in first and the rest will take care of itself. Thanks to the drag-and-drop feature, users can conveniently create unique playlists according to their moods and for certain events. This player also acts as a complete Jukebox and users can customize and create as many playlists as they want.
It requires Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit to function and it also supports multiple languages. With a file size of 24.56MB (25,752,376 bytes), all sort of users can enjoy its functionalities. However, if your device is low-end, you may experience a bit of a drag due to its file size.
This media player is truly back at the top with some of the toughest competitors on the market. With the latest upgrades and compatibility features, Windows Media Player is here to make the user experience effortless and seamless. You can create playlists, access your playlists from other synced devices, and manipulate basic media player tools. It has a clear user interface with drop-down menus to work with.