Download Windows Media Player - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC for Windows 10

    2.2.4

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    Windows

    Play your audio and video with this version of VLC for Windows 10

    7
    789 votes
    • PROS: A groundbreaking media player for W10, Supports many formats, Comfortable to use
    • CONS: Very few options
  • Flip4Mac

    3.3.5

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    Mac

    Microsoft endorsed WMV player for Mac

    5
    184 votes
    • PROS: Plays WMV files in standalone Flip Player or QuickTime, Doesn't obscure playback with controls, Converts video and audio to other formats, Optimized for OS X 10.7+, Powerful tools for video editors working with WMV, Playback support in Office 2011 for Word and PowerPoint, Keynote can import Windows Media files through Flip4Mac , Supports video previews in Finder, Supports WMV in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Mail, Official Windows Media Player
    • CONS: Does not support Snow Leopard, Does not support screencasting, Leaves a watermark in QuickTime, Advanced features only in Pro version
  • Windows Media Player Plugin

    Firefox 1.0.0.8

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    Windows

    Firefox Windows Media Player Plugin Lets You Browse with Tunes

    6
    132 votes
    • PROS: Control your music from your browser., Tiny install size just an optional extra., Avoid alt-tabbing.,
    • CONS: Doesn?t support 64-bit.,
  • Windows Media Player 11

    32bits

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    Windows

    The latest version of the Microsoft music player for XP

    7
    4607 votes
    • PROS: The latest version for XP, Excellent performance, Easy to use, Good search options
    • CONS: Needs Windows validation to install, Can't read DVDs, Limited device syncing
  • Windows Media Player Plus

    2.8

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    Windows

    Add new features to Windows Media Player

    7
    107 votes
    • PROS: Seamlessly embedded with the player, Nice graphical improvements, Includes a Tag Editor Plus, Makes default search tool more powerful
    • CONS: Only compatible with versions 11 and 12
  • Windows Media Player

    9.0

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    Windows

    A modern Media Player for your Windows PC

    7
    95 votes
    • PROS: Manage your media and listen / view online stations for an expanded media experience, Integrate with OneDrive and Groove for a seamless experience,
    • CONS: Optimized for Windows PC not as readily available to integrate with Apple Products, While Media Player is free Groove is a paid subscription service ,
  • MPlayerOSX

    b8r5 2.0

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    Mac

    Versatile alternative to Windows Media Player

    3
    34 votes
    • PROS: Impressive video compatibility, Very lightweight, Compares favorably with VLC Player, WMP, etc.
    • CONS: No way to save playlists, Accessing menu causes videos to pause, Can be unstable at times
  • MPC HC

    Varies with device

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    Windows

    A free Windows media player that is open source

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    • PROS: Works on computers from as far back as 1999, There are no toolbar additions or adverts
    • CONS: It is basic and ugly looking if you do not make changes to it, The program is too simple for most media lovers
  • AIMP WMP 12 Windows 7

    Skin

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    Platform
    Windows

    AIMP with the appearance of Windows Media Player 12

    8
    69 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install, Looks exactly like Windows Media Player 12
    • CONS: Only one skin option