Windows Media Player (WMP) is a digital media player and media library application that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Windows operating system.
In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, build Audio CDs in recordable discs and synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices.
- Allows the user to connect, share and sync data with portable handheld devices and game consoles.
- Playback of audio, video and pictures, along with fast forward, reverse, seek and time compression and dilation.
- Supports local playback, streaming playback and progressive downloads.
- Support for any media codec and container format using specific DirectShow filters.
- Full media management, via the integrated media library, which offers cataloguing and searching of media. Media can be arranged according to album, artist, genre, date et al.
- Includes a 10-band graphic equalizer and SRS WOW audio post-processing system. Windows Media Player can also have attached plug-ins which process the output audio or video data.
- Features a taskbar-mounted Mini mode in which the most common media control buttons are presented as a toolbar on the Windows taskbar.
- Features integrated CD-burning support for audio as well as data CDs. Data CDs can have any of the media formats supported by the player.
- New UI.
- Support for better synchronization for portable devices.
- Album stacks of album art.
- Indexed libraries with search-as-you-type features.
- User controlled downgrade of quality for DRM content to allow for smaller filesa type.