NWA-PCUG Newsletter Article, March 2005
Windows Media Player 10
by Chuck Guion,
Editor Rockport Computer Usersí Group, Inc.


Microsoft has a new Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10) available now. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia to download it. It was designed for Windows XP. It does not have any help files, but there is an article: Using Windows Media Player 10 on the web and you can download it at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/mp10/usingplayer.aspx.

You can use WMP 10 to listen to music on CDs, MP3s, MIDI, Wave, etc. You can play CDís and DVDís (if you have a DVD drive on your computer) with the program. You can also use it to watch your home movies, film clips, etc. You can also use the Internet to find more information about a CD or DVD; i.e. the Album and the Artist. You can quickly Rip from a CD to your computer as well as use different Formats for doing this.

You can also burn your own CDís. Most of the music CDís that you buy have only one or two songs you really like. With WMP10 you can pick and choose your favorite songs from several CDís and put them on one Master CD. Isnít that great & itís free!

You can also organize your digital media collection. The program will even tell you where you can buy your favorite albums! All in all, I think it is a great program and it is free! About the only disadvantage is not having any help file.

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