A long time ago, Microsoft decided to end the development of Windows Movie Maker, a program that many Windows users used for creating videos. People were asking for a new tool and, although it took some time, in the versions of Windows 10 starting with Fall Creators Update (1709), Microsoft introduced a new tool that lets users create and edit videos. It is called Video Editor, and it offers more options and features than you'd expect. Here are twelve things that you can do with the Video Editor app from Windows 10:
Windows Media Player has been around in Windows for ages, and it still is a capable player for all kinds of media files: music, pictures, and movies. However, you might be a fan of another media player such as VLC or Movies & TV. In that case, you might want to get rid of Windows Media Player, and save some storage space. Unfortunately, Windows does not provide a simple uninstall shortcut for Windows Media Player.
While dusting my home, I stumbled upon my audio CD collection with albums from awesome bands like Pink Floyd, Rush, and The Beatles. I got hit by nostalgia, and I decided that I wanted to rip some CDs and listen to excellent music, in a high-quality audio format. For those of you who do not know, ripping a CD means copying the songs from the CD to your computer's hard disk, or some other location, in a different format than the one in which they are stored on the CD. Here is how to quickly and reliably rip CDs, in Windows, with Windows Media Player:
Streaming music from your cloud storage account is a service that most big names in the tech world offer. For example, Google has its Google Play Music, and Apple has its Apple Music. Microsoft also offers a similar service that is running on OneDrive, with the help of their Groove Music app. It lets you stream your music collection on any device on which you have installed the Groove Music app. It is a great feature that lets you enjoy your music almost anywhere you are. It is also easy to setup and use, as you will see in this tutorial:
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:
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.
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.
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.