Computers Media Players

How To Run Media Players


There are plenty of players media to choose from for laptops and personal computers. Some of these players media are especially designed for certain media types and files while others can cater to a variety of types and general files for basic use. It's vital to have a number of these media players ready within the system so that playing files like videos, audio and music will be made easy. It's important to learn the process from installation to adjustments for the best time.

Step 1

Choose the players media. For the fact that there are several media players available, people only need to get one version that can play all the general media files and then add one or two more to play the other specific file types that cannot be played by the main one. Make sure that the general software is selected as the primary choice for playing media and then set up the second or third one as a substitute just in case the media file is unknown to the primary choice. Some of the media players can be purchased while others can be downloaded for free from the internet. There are also full versions with add-ons available for download on the internet at a certain fee.

Step 2

Install the program. Begin by installing the players media. The installer software or DVD will usually automatically pop up, so the user only needs to click on "Next" and agree to the terms and conditions set. If they need to select the type of installation, the recommended or standard type must be selected unless the user is already knowledgeable enough to customize the settings and details. The players media program will install through auto installer programs and setups in a matter of minutes.

Step 3

Run the players media. Once installation is complete, create a shortcut icon on the desktop or include it in the list of favorites or most used programs for easy access in the future. Click on the program to start it. Some of these might have short pre-installed videos or audio files for self-testing. Check if the program runs smoothly and if there are any errors and further requirements.

Step 4

Run the media file. Select a certain media file type and then run it using the players media. Simply select "Open File" or insert a DVD or CD into the computer and then run the program. Check if the media player can run a variety of types and if there are certain problems with other types. Install the secondary and tertiary media players accordingly and then test these by playing the media files that cannot be run effectively by the first choice.

Step 5

Arrange the settings. People can adjust the settings of the players media such as the volume, color, tone, saturation, favorites list, screen adjustments, resolution etc. Some of the players might also have recommended settings so beginners should use these until they learn more about the process. People should try to explore the capabilities and other functions to have the best experience.

By Seth Evan, published at 02/15/2012
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