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Chapter 7. Multimedia and Imaging > Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player has grown into a pretty amazing app with multiple personalities. Its talents include playing music and video files from online sources or local drives (including DVDs), playing online radio and TV stations, displaying specialized Web pages, organizing your music files (MP3s and WMAs), burning music CDs, copying and syncing to portable MP3 players, and providing a conduit to online media shopping sites.

Windows Media Player (WMP) was extensively retooled for the initial release of Windows XP, and appears as version 8. Since then WMP was upgraded to Media Player 9. Even at the time of this book revision, version 10 was on board for imminent release. It's likely that it will be available a few months after this book goes to press, in which case you should upgrade to it.


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