Archive for March, 2010

Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12

March 7, 2010

   Hey guys. Sorry it’s been so long, but I’m ready to get typing up why or why not you should get the not-so-new Windows 7 operating system.

   Windows 7 includes the new Windows Media Player 12, along with Windows Media Center, but today we are going to focus on the Media Player.

   Now, first off, the design has changed and it does look a lot more like a Windows 7 type Media Player. The look and feel when you are using it is relaxing, and even though I have another main Media Player for adding songs onto my MP3 and iPod, I still always find myself using the pre-included Windows Media Player 12.

   Windows Media Player 12 not only looks good, but it features new parts in it, like the built-in burning and syncing feature, so you can make a music CD or add the songs to a MP3 (sorry, no iPods) very quickly. But, like always, you can add the songs that you downloaded off the internet, or now you can buy them from the built-in store, which is nice knowing that you have the option for those of you who are very careful of what you are downloading.

   Now, as most of you know, the Windows 7 taskbar is bigger, and that the Media Player toolbar would be too small for it, so instead of finding a way around this, Microsoft removed it all together. However, when you place your mouse over the icon on the taskbar (with it playing a song, and only with Aero enabled), you will not only notice a preview, but the play/pause, and next and previous buttons, which work quite well. I do think that this doesn’t replace the toolbar, but it does just about everything that it did do.

   So, now that I’ve given you a few ideas to get you thinking, if you were a person who always enjoyed the built-in, free Media Player, then you have nothing to worry about, because the one with Windows 7, is just as good, if not better.

   Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12? Worth it!