Windows Media Player
MICROSOFT – SEPTEMBER 2017
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Windows Media Player is an audio and visual software from Microsoft. Windows Media Player allows you to listen to music and watch movies from your computer.
It is easy to access your music, videos, pictures and recorded TV. Play it, view it, organize it or sync it to supported devices. Your content is simple to share from one place!
Windows Media Player comes with support for many popular audio and video formats. Other formats can be supported with third party codecs that you can download.
Among the popular formats supported, Windows Media Player can read:
- Audio formats, such as MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, CDA and more
- Video formats, like MPG/MPEG, WMV, VCD, SVCD, DVD and others
Windows Media Player can also ‘rip’ content from your CDs and DVDs to store on your computer. This allows you to enjoy the content any time – no CD or DVD required!
You can also ‘burn’ your content on to CDs and DVDs to take on the road or as physical backups. This can be handy when you want to play music or videos on devices that Windows Media Player is not supported. You will need to have a device with a CD or DVD writer and a blank CD or DVD.
Windows Media Player also has playlist features, playing just your favorite content. Whether it is music, videos or TV shows – Windows Media Player makes it simple to enjoy. Just add your content to a playlist, or create a new one, then press play.
Windows Media Player is a flagship software of Microsoft. It is often included with Windows machines for free.
Q: Is Windows Media Player really free?
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Q: How do I download Windows Media Player?
A: Just click the download icon located on the Windows Media Player page to download the Download Manager. Once you have run the Download Manager, it will guide you through the downloading and installation of the software you requested.
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Q: I downloaded Windows Media Player but it doesn’t work! What do I do?
A: Install or reinstall the program. First, re-launch the Download Manager by double-clicking the icon in your download folder. Once you open the Download Manager, follow the steps to download the program again, making sure to follow each step on the screen. If the program still will not work, try re-downloading the Download Manager.
Q: My installation didn’t work. I can’t find the installation file.
Where is it?
A: If you cannot find the file, it may be because:
- A corrupted installation file or a bad download. To fix this, simply download the file and install again.
- A blocked installation or download. Check to be sure that your Windows settings are allowing your program to download or install.
- The file is currently installing. Check in your system tray to see if the DownloadIQ program is still running. If it is, just wait for it to finish installing your download.
- The program may have already installed. Check your “Programs” bar under the “Start” button and check if the program is there.
If none of these solutions work, simply run the Download Manager again so that you can download the file and reinstall it.
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Most programs can be uninstalled using the Windows “Add/Remove Programs” utility that can be found in “Start menu\Control Panel” or “Start menu\Settings\Control Panel”. Here you will see a list of programs that are currently installed on your computer. Scroll down the list until you see the title of the program you wish to remove. Select it and choose to remove the program.
If you cannot find your program in the list, you will need to remove it via the “Programs” in your Start menu. Move through the list until you see the title of the program you wish to remove. Select it and look for an “Uninstall” utility.
Q: What does “corrupt file” mean?
A: A “corrupt file” means that the file you downloaded is broken and unlikely to work. The file is not dangerous, it is just broken and you may have to re-download it. There are a number of reasons this could happen, the most common being an interruption to your Internet connection while the download was in progress. In these cases we suggest that you retry your download.
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