Tips and information for the Windows Media Player 12 multimedia application. Topics to include the libraries, configuration, video playback, and CD / DVD burning.
1: Listen to Online Radio
Listen to the Blues, Country, Soft Rock, Talk Radio, and more from Windows Media Player 12.
2: Change Where Ripped Music Files from the CD are Stored
Instead of placing music ripped from CDs via Windows Media Player 12 in your main Music folder, choose another location.
3: Do Not Remove Files from the Library and the Computer
When you remove files from Windows Media Player 12 s library, you will be prompted to also remove them from your computer.
4: Change the Color of Borders Around Videos
Instead of displaying black borders around videos playing in Windows Media Player 12, change the color to blue, green, or another of your choosing.
5: Rate Multiple Media Files Simultaneously
Rate groups of media files such as music albums, artists, or genres all at once.
6: Burns Failing. Slow Down the Burn Speed
Force Windows Media Player 12 to use a slower burn speed to avoid errors when creating CDs and DVDs.
7: Allow Media Player to Hover on Top of Other Windows
Force Windows Media Player 12 to display on top of other windows when in its Now Playing mode.
8: Show the Menu Bar
If you are used to working with the menu bar in older versions of Windows Media Player, show it in Windows Media Player 12.
9: Remove Libraries, Views, and Music Services from the Navigation Pane
Configure which libraries such as Music, Videos, and Pictures should appear in Windows Media Player 12 s Navigation Pane. Also toggle library views and Music Services.
10: Changing Video Size or Going Full Screen
A few keyboard shortcuts to adjust the size of a playing video in Windows Media Player 12.
11: Buffer Additional Streaming Audio and Video for Smoother Playback
Force Windows Media Player 12 to buffer up to a minute of audio and video when playing streams to avoid breaks in playback.
12: Allow Screensaver to Display While Playing Media Files
Allow the current screensaver to appear while playing media files in Windows Media Player 12.
13: Toggle Hiding Playback Controls
When in the Now Playing mode, Windows Media Player 12 can hide the playback controls if desired. Learn how to change this behavior.
14: Toggle Previewing Songs When Hovering Over Them
Configure Windows Media Player 12 to play a preview of a song when you hover over it with your mouse pointer.
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The manner in which you can change the settings of Windows Media Player depends largely on the version of Media Player that your computer is running.
VLC Media Player. VLC is a straightforward, effortless and uncomplicated media player yet it is filled with immense features in terms of video and audio playing.
The maxim buffer size is limited to 60 seconds. To change the buffer size you may follow the steps as below:
a. Click the Now Playing button in Media Player, and then click More Options.
b. Click the Performance tab.
c. Click the Buffer radio button under Network Buffering, and enter the number of seconds that Media Player should buffer when streaming a video. The maximum length that you can choose is 60 seconds.
d. Click OK to save the change
Additionally, have a look at the following article links:
Windows Media Services FAQ
How to Change the Proxy and Buffer Settings in Windows Media Player
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Open Windows Media Player and click the Now Playing button. Select More Options and click Performance to open the Performance window. Click Buffer to.
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