Windows 7 Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player in Windows 7 plays more media and delivers a richer media experience than earlier versions. Whether you want to listen to your favorite songs while you’re working or watch a DVD in full-screen mode, playback starts quickly and remains consistent. Windows 7 can also play more types of media than ever before, so you can play more of your content without having to switch players or download additional software.

Listen to and View More Media
Are you tired of having to use different media players to listen to, view, transfer, and manage different media formats? Windows 7 supports more media formats, making it easier for you to manage and play your media from one place—and to synchronize your media with a broad range of devices. In most cases, if your device doesn’t support the file type you’re synchronizing or streaming, Windows will convert that content into a format that the device you selected will play. For example, let’s say you want to sync a movie you captured with your Flip Video camera from your PC running Windows 7 to a portable media player that does not natively support Flip Video movies. If the portable media device features a Compatible with Windows 7 logo, the file will automatically be converted during the sync to a format your portable device can play.

Windows 7 features built-in playback support for many common media formats, including WMV, WMA, MPEG-4, most iTunes non-digital rights managed content (including audio and video podcasts), FlipVideo fi les, most DivX and XviD fi les, and most AVI fi les. Windows 7 also supports playback of most MOV fi les that are produced by digital cameras and camcorders. Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions will also play video from popular high-definition digital camcorders (AVCHD).

Now Playing Mode
Enjoying your favorite media on your PC has never been simpler. Windows Media Player includes a new lightweight playback mode. The compact size changes depending on whether you’re playing a song or video, and the UI is streamlined for playback, with pause, skip, and volume controls presented in an uncluttered interface that fits comfortably into a window on your desktop. Now Playing Mode is particularly useful when you have many windows open because it makes it easy to control your playback experience without overtaking your screen.

Improved Content Filtering
In Windows 7, content that cannot be played, such as Apple’s Lossless .M4A or H.263 MPEG-4 content, will no longer appear in the music or video library view so you don’t get distracted by fi les that won’t work. But if you need to get them for some reason, these files will still be listed in the Other Media library in Windows Media Player.

Better Access to your Media
With Windows 7, you always have quick access to media and how it’s played. For instance, Libraries (described earlier) make it easy to browse and access photos, music, and videos on other PCs and devices on your home network. The content of Jump Lists in Windows Media Player on the Start menu and Windows Taskbar changes based on what you play, helping you quickly get to the media you use the most. Then, as you’re playing music, you can rest the mouse pointer on the Windows Media Player taskbar thumbnail to access playback controls or to just see the title of the song that’s playing.

Source of Information : Windows 7 Product Guide


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