10. Windows Media Player

Getting to Know Media Player

Windows Media Player (WMP) is your computer’s one-stop media shop, with support for playing digital music, audio CDs, digital videos, and recorded TV shows; ripping music from CDs; burning files to disc; synchronizing with external audio devices; and much more. (Actually “one-stop” isn’t quite accurate. In Windows 10, you must use a third-party app to play DVD movies and listen to Internet radio.) Windows 10 ships with version 12 (technically, version 12.098) of this popular program (see Figure 10.1), which is essentially the same version as the one that came with Windows 7 (which was version 12.076). That Microsoft has barely updated this software in more than five years tells you that the ...

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