Allow use of the PDVD12 decoders for 32bit Live TV 6.
Supports the use of Xbox360 as Extenders to playback MKV files 7.
Without an additional codec plug-in, Windows Media Player can't play Blu-ray discs.
These discs, often used for high-capacity data storage or high-definition video, are still generally supported by Windows so long as you have a compatible driver.
Enable the Preview Pane for ALL newly enabled file types such as MKV and FLV. Explorer properties are displayed for non native file types such as MKV and FLV 4.
Updated often – and has update notification built-in 5.
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Windows Media Player is able to render the most popular file formats, and in case it does not recognize a format by default, with the help of a codec, it will open it for you without any complications.
Among the latest updates of Windows Media Player we mention the new UI, the indexed libraries with search-as-you-type features, the support for better synchronization for portable devices and the user controlled downgrade of quality for DRM content to allow for smaller files.
With proper management of your media contents, you have easier and faster access to your music, photos and videos and to online media files.
A pleasant surprise is the built-in disc burner which allows you to write your own audio CDs in no time.