Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player offers great new ways to store and enjoy all your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV. Play it, view it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go or even share with devices around your home all from one place.
* Streamlining and shortcuts
To simplify the Windows Media Player interface, the classic menus are now turned off by default, but still accessible by right-clicking anywhere on the Player's frame.
* Fast access to settings
Right-click or click the down arrow that is assigned to each activity tab (Now Playing, Library, Rip, Burn, and Sync) to reveal menu options that are relevant to each respective tab. This new feature offers quick access to the most common Player settings.
* Universal back and forward buttons
Navigating Windows Media Player is now easier than ever with back and forward buttons located in the top-left corner. Simply flip back and forth between the various screens to retrace your steps or get back to a previous task.
* Revamped playback controls
The new playback controls are easier to find and use and feature improved repeat, shuffle, and full-screen options.
* Status area
With just one click, you can change the look of the area in the lower-left corner of the Player to a thumbnail view of playback status, album art, or an equalizer.
* Discover new music
Many of the great stores you know in Windows Media Player old version are available in this version of the Player. To find your store, just click the Browse all Online Stores option on the Online Stores tab.
* Media Guide
All of the features you loved about the Windowsmedia.com Guide in previous versions of the Player are still available in Windows Media Player. The Media Guide offers free music videos, movie trailers, and quick access to online radio stations. To access the Guide, just click the Online Stores tab, and then click Media Guide.
* Great options for ripping CDs
Do you have CDs that you want to copy into your Windows Media Player library No problem. Windows Media Player 11 makes ripping your entire music collection fast and simple.
* Designed for music lovers
As you build a larger and larger digital music collection by ripping CDs, downloading songs from the Web, and buying music from online stores, it's more important than ever to be able to quickly organize and explore all of that music. Windows Media Player is optimized to handle massive libraries of digital music-literally millions of tracks-so you can scroll, flip, and browse your way through your entire collection at high speed without skipping a beat.
Windows Media Player offers great new ways to store and enjoy digital media beyond music. It's easier than ever to access all of your video, pictures, and recorded TV on your computer. Play it, view it, organize it, sync it to a portable device for viewing on the go, or share with devices around your home-all from one place.
* Storing and enjoying music, video, pictures, and recorded TV
Just as music enjoys its own listing in the Library pane, so do video, pictures, and recorded TV.
There are two ways to easily access these category views in Windows Media Player. You can click the music note icon just above the left navigation pane to reveal the drop-down list, or you can click the Library tab to get to the quick access menu.
* Keep things organized
Each category now has its own list view in the navigation pane that is tailored to best sort and organize content. For example, just as the Music view offers the appropriate Artist, Album, and Song options, the Pictures view offers Date Taken, Rating, and so forth; the Video view offers Actors, Genre, and so forth; and the Recorded TV view has Series, Actors, and so forth. Other new features available in the music library, such as thumbnail and stacking views, and Instant Search capabilities, extend to each media category, providing a simple, uniform experience across Windows Media Player.
* Simplified device setup
Syncing portable devices with Windows Media Player 11 is as simple as 1-2-3. Windows Media Player 11 now features a smart, easy-to-use wizard that guides you through device sync after connecting a device for the first time. You can simply connect one of the more than 100 Windows Media-enabled devices and Windows Media Player 11 will automatically recognize it and allow you to customize the name of the device. The Player then defaults to the Sync tab with an icon of your device, enabling quick and easy syncing of content. You can either choose to drag content to the Sync list or set up a permanent sync relationship using Auto Sync.
With Auto Sync, content syncing is automated in the background once the device is connected, ensuring that you always have the latest content on your device.
* Going mobile
But portable audio devices aren't the only options for enjoying music, video, and pictures on the go. As flash storage capacity increases, the mobile phone has grown in importance as a portable media device. With Windows Media Player 11, you also receive a great sync experience with a host of mobile phones, including Windows Mobile-powered devices and other Windows Media-enabled phones, such as the Nokia N91, a mobile jukebox phone with room for thousands of songs (with 4 gigabytes of storage).
* Share it
The new Media Sharing feature of Windows Media Player 11 lets you enjoy the contents of your Windows Media Player library from anywhere in your home. If you have a home network (wired or wireless), you can use Windows Media Player 11 to stream the contents of your library to networked devices. For example, if you have an Xbox 360 or other digital media receiver (DMR), you can use Windows Media Player to stream music and pictures from your computer to that device.
* Creating custom CDs
Burning custom CDs is one of the benefits of having a large digital music library. The Burn tab in Windows Media Player 11 has been enhanced to make this experience even better.
When you insert a blank CD into your PC, a capacity meter will appear in the Burn list, the same gas gauge as is used for device sync. As you drag and drop items into the Burn list, the meter will adjust accordingly. This helps you to better manage the work of getting the most music into your custom mix.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this media player software.