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How to Download, Install and Apply Skins in Windows Media Player 12

Skins have long been a staple of media players ever since Winamp 2.x busted onto the scene in 1998 (over a decade ago!). Windows Media Player 7 was the first Microsoft media player software to support skinning and now the floodgates have been opened. Because Windows Media Player...

7 Must Have Windows Media Player 12 Plug-ins

In an earlier tutorial, we showed you just how easy it is to extend the functionality of Windows Media Player 12 by installing plug-ins. As a supplement to that guide, we figured we'd rundown the coolest Windows Media Player 12 plug-ins available for download. You can find some...

How to Install and Use Windows Media Player 12 Plug-ins

Plug-ins allow you to expand upon the core functionality of Windows Media Player 12 in various ways. These plug-ins easily integrate into Windows Media Player 12 and can be enabled or disabled on the fly without irreversibly altering the way the application works. In this...

How to Create Playlists in Windows Media Player 12

Playlists allow you to create themed mixes or restrict playback to songs based on a certain criteria, such as your favorite songs, newly added songs and other parameters. Creating, saving and editing Windows Media Player 12 playlists and auto playlists (sometimes called "smart...

How to Sort, Tag and Rate Pictures in Windows Media Player 12

Most Windows 7 users value Windows Media Player 12 because it allows them to conveniently and intuitively import, organize and find their audio and video files. But did you know that Windows Media Player 12 can do the same for pictures? Using Windows Media Player 12, you can...

How to Use Playback Enhancements in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 is designed to replicate many of the features you'd see on a physical home stereo or theater system, complete with a mixer, EQ and other audio tweaking devices. The software equivalent of the myriad knobs and sliders you'd see on high end stereo equipment...

Stream Music Over Your Home Network with Windows Media Player 12

Earlier, we walked you through how to stream Windows Media Player 12 library over the Internet, which is a great way to take your movies, music and photos with you wherever you go. But for a faster, more secure way to share media between Windows 7 machines, you can also share...

Streaming Your Windows Media Player 12 Library Over the Internet

Windows Media Player 12 has one very cool feature which allows you to play your entire media library from any Windows 7 machine over the Internet. That means everything: songs, videos, photos, even purchased media. This is useful for when you want to enjoy your Windows Media...

How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 allows computers with built-in CD and/or DVD burners to quickly and easily create audio CDs, data CDs and Data DVDs. This functionality makes creating mix CDs and copying audio CDs for playback in car stereos and other CD players incredibly simple....

Windows Media Player 12 Menus & Views Explained

Windows Media Player 12 elegantly pulls off the challenge of including numerous view modes and a complex library system without inundating you with options and arcane buttons. Navigating Windows Media Player 12 is surprisingly simple, given how many different ways to sort and...

How to Customize Your Windows 7 Logon Screen

We will continue our series on customizing the appearance of Windows 7 with an article about logon screens. Even though now you can customize lots of visual elements directly from the Control Panel, you still cannot change the logon screen. As with previous versions of...

Windows Media Player 12 – What’s New & How it Works?

Windows 7 ships with the new Windows Media Player 12, which looks and feels very similar to Windows Media Player 11, but with a few new tweaks and additions. The interface has been somewhat pared down and that tabbed navigation of Windows Media Player 11 has been replaced with a...

How to Unveil Hidden Regional Themes in Windows 7

At the installation of Windows 7 you are prompted for your country and language. Based on your selection, a group of themes will be installed. Apart from that, Windows 7 will copy on your hard disk some additional hidden themes that you aren't aware of. There are a few hidden themes,...

Will Austin About His Trip to the Desktop of Millions

One of the great things about Windows 7 is the fact that it has a very strong visual personality. It includes a very diverse set of wallpapers from a long list of visual artists. The funny thing is, the wallpapers which our team likes best are all created by one photographer. His...