One of the most “entertaining” features of Cortana is that she can play your music whenever and wherever you want her to, through the Groove Music app in Windows 10. She can play all your music or just the songs you want, she is able to pause, stop or resume music playing, and she can even respect your guilty pleasure of listening to Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” song. You know… that song you love but are ashamed to admit it. :) Here’s how to ask Cortana to play the music you want, on any computer or device with Windows 10:
Being able to stream music from a cloud storage account is something many big names in the tech world offer. For instance, Google has its Google Play Music while Apple has its Apple Music. With the release of the Groove Music app, Microsoft also introduced this feature, and we are now able to stream our music collections from our OneDrive accounts. It's a really great feature that lets you enjoy your music wherever you are and whenever you want to. It's also quite easy to setup and use, as you'll see in this tutorial:
The list of media players for Windows is very large, but despite the multiple alternatives, Windows Media Player still remains one of the most reliable media players on the market. Sure, there are a few usability features missing, but nothing absolutely critical. This is where Windows Media Player Plus! from BM production kicks in. This plug-in reintroduces the simplified use from earlier Windows Media Player versions and adds some other tweaks that correct some of the shortcomings of Windows Media Player 12 that may have steered you away initially. This is what makes Windows Media Player Plus! such a hot download:
I bet most of you enjoy watching movies on your computers and devices, both when at home and while travelling. With the help of the Video app you can watch all kinds of movies both from your PC and your tablet. This friendly modern app also enables you to organize your movies in a digital library. Without further ado, let's see how to use the Video app to play your local video library.
All of us know the feeling you get when you hear a song on the radio but just can’t remember its name. It’s frustrating. There are also times when you fall in love at first hearing with a song you’ve never heard before and you want to know its title, or at least the artist that’s playing it. Previous versions of Windows Phone and other mobile platforms tackle this problem through apps that can do song recognition, like Shazam. In Windows Phone 8 you get this feature right out of the box. You no longer need to search for, download, install and then run a dedicated app. Sounds too good to be true, right?
In the past we covered Windows Media Player 12 extensively and we’ve shown almost anything you can do with it, including changing its looks by using skins. We would like to resume the discussion about this application and share with you some good looking skins you might want to try.
In terms of file compatibility, Windows Media Player 12 is by far the most ecumenical to date. Where Microsoft once tacitly shunned third-party file types - such as Apple’s Quicktime (.MOV) and DivX - it now supports an impressive number of file types out of the box. Still, avid media enthusiasts will occasionally come across a video file type that Windows Media Player 12 can’t handle natively. Luckily, all you’ll need to for the small fraction of video formats that Microsoft chose not to support from the get go, is a handy codec pack. This tutorial will show you how to install the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, which enables support for virtually every video file type under the sun.
Windows Media Player 12 plays video clips and DVDs as well as it does audio files. Video clips in your library will automatically be organized for you and can be played easily with a click of a button. In this tutorial, I'll show how to play imported and downloaded video clips and DVDs.
Windows Media Player 12 has an answer to the iTunes store via its online store browsing capabilities. You can browse Microsoft's own Windows Media Guide to check out free trailers, music videos and singles from top artists directly in Windows Media Player 12. Or you can visit other online content services, such as eMusic and Audible without ever leaving Windows Media Player 12. This capability gives you access to dynamic content, including featured artists, Internet Radio and sneak peaks of box office movies alongside the videos and music saved locally on your hard drive. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to choose a store, browse online stores, download and stream songs and navigate the Windows Media Guide.
In our earlier post, we showed you how to download, install and apply Windows Media Player 12 skins. So, why not give your new found knowledge a whirl by checking out some of the top 7 Windows Media Player 12 skins that are worth a download? These aren't being by any means the only good Windows Media Player 12 skins, but there are the ones that we enjoy and have installed on our machines. Our tastes may vary from yours, but we chose these skins based on functionality, flashiness and in many cases, pure quirkiness (in a good way). Check 'em out.