Computers Media Players

How To Use the Windows Media Player For Your Laptop

Published at 03/15/2012 15:08:08

Introduction

Windows Media Player is a type of media player on Microsoft Windows that allows you to play audio CDs, DVDs, audio files and video files. You can also use the Windows Media Player for your laptop. Windows Media Player is a type of library where you can store media and you can store playlists. Windows Media Player can play .mp3 files, .wmv files, .wma files, .avi files, and .asf files. Windows Media Player for your laptop has the same features as the Windows Media Player for desktop computers.

Windows Media Player for your laptop can also burn and rip your music. You can rip or copy your CDs to your computer on Windows Media Player for your laptop and you can burn the music on an audio CD. The audio CD can be played in all media players and digital media players that can play .mp3 files. In addition, Windows Media Player for your laptop has a built-in music store that you can rent or purchase music in the music store and this music store can be accessed in Windows Media Player.

The latest Windows Media Player for your laptop is Windows Media Player 11. Windows Media Player for your laptop has its own media formats, such as the Windows Media Video and the Windows Media Audio, which are .wmv and .wma for short. You can use Windows Media Player for your laptop in several different ways. Here is how you use Windows Media Player for your laptop PC.

Step 1

Access the "Start" menu. Move your mouse to click on the button at the bottom-left corner of your screen or find the same button on your keyboard. Click "All Programs" and then click on "Windows Media Player." Wait for Windows Media Player for laptop to open. Find the "Tools" and "Options" menus on the media player. This is where you add your music and videos that you want to use the Windows Media Player for your laptop on. 

Step 2

Click the "Library" and "Add to Library" buttons. This is where you add your files you want to use the Windows Media Player for on your laptop. Select the folders on your PC where you have video and audio files. Windows Media Player will add those files to your library from the folders you selected.

Step 3

Find the triangular button on Windows Media Player for your laptop. This is the "Play button. This is how you play your audio and video files. In addition, you can pause, stop, rewind and fast forward your media files in the player.

Step 4

Add audio and video to the player to create a playlist. Windows Media Player for your laptop allows you to make playlists. Drag the media files you want to add to your library and then click "save playlist." You have the option to name the playlist as well.

Step 5

Burn audio files to CD. Click the "Burn" button to burn a CD. Insert a CD-R or CD-RW into your PC disk drive, if your PC can burn CDs.

Step 6

Rip songs from one of your CDs and upload them to your PC hard drive. Ripping means to copy audio files from the CD to your hard drive and you can play them in Windows Media Player for your laptop. Insert your CD into the disk drive and then click on the "Rip" button. The songs will be copied on your PC.

Step 7

Exit Windows Media Player for your laptop. Find the "X" at the top right corner of your screen to exit the player when you are done using Windows Media Player for your laptop.

Sources and Citations

http://Windows.microsoft.com/en-U.S./Windows/products/Windows-media-player

 

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