Mastering the Windows Media Player Interface

You launch the Windows Media Player from within Windows by clicking the Start button and selecting All Programs, Windows Media Player. WMP starts in its Full mode, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3. The Windows Media Player window.


  1. Previous screen
  2. Next screen
  3. Tabs
  4. Playback status
  5. Seek slider
  6. Playback controls
  7. View full screen
  8. Switch to skin mode

If you're using WMP to watch a movie or other video file, the picture displays in the video window in the center of the player. If you're using WMP to listen to music, this area can be used to display what Microsoft calls "visualizations" or to display information ...

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