Windows Media Player & Libraries

Erica Ho talks about WMP 12 on Lifehacker. I have to agree that one of the biggest improvements of Win 7 is the fact that it allows you to manage your files and documents as libraries. It works really well. While she says that WMP isn’t that good of a way of synching songs with an Apple device, I have to agree. I usually use iTunes, even though I don’t like iTunes that much.

Although I use my iPod regularly, I haven’t updated it in a while with new songs. The main reason is that my iPod has 130GB worth of music that I lost when a hard drive failed and crashed. I haven’t yet taken the time to try and salvage the files. It would be a hassle.

WMP does play a whole lot of files. I installed the FLAC codec, so it even plays those. All in all, I’m impressed, but I’ve kind of gotten used to the KMP player for playing movies and TV shows. Why? Keyboard control shortcuts. They work well and honestly, I don’t like using my mouse all that much for navigating through a movie. I’d rather just use the arrow keys to FF if I need to. Bookmarks work also very well in KMP.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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