Windows Media Player 7 is a well-designed tool by Microsoft that can be used to listen to music or play movies. Although later versions have been released, version 7 can still be used to play back and support most existing multimedia file formats. This software can also be used to record and save music files. The uniqueness of this software is in its ability to play different file formats. Other media players support only a few different multimedia files. You would need a separate player to listen to a soundtrack, watch a movie or play a song downloaded from iTunes. Windows Media Player 7 eliminates this inconvenience.
What Audio File Formats Does Windows Media Player 7 Support?
Windows Media Player is designed to support playback of audio files with the following extensions: .wav; .snd, .au; .aif, .aifc, .aiff (sound format developed by Apple); .cda (for playback of music on a CD); .mp2, .mpa and .mp3; and .wma.
What Video File Formats Does Windows Media Player 7 Support?
Windows Media Player 7 also supports video formats that have these extensions: .wmv, .wm; .avi; .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe, .mpv2 and .m3u.
Can Windows Media Player 7 be Used for Music Recording and Playback?
Windows Media Player 7 can also be used play files commonly created when you connect a guitar, synthesizer or other instrument to a computer. The produced files are normally stored in .mid, .midi and .rmi file formats. However, Windows Media Player can't be used to create these files.
Does Windows Media Player 7 Support Apple Multimedia Files?
Apple has developed its QuickTime player similar to the one by Windows for the creation and playback of multimedia files with .mov or .qt extensions. Windows Media Player 7 can play back these files also, but only versions 2.0 or earlier.
What File Formats Are Not Supported by Windows Media Player 7?
Windows Media Player 7 will not play back RealVideo or RealAudio files by RealNetworks. Nor will it support QuickTime files later than version 2.0. It will also be unable to open files with MPEG-4 format.
What Are Other Applicable Uses of Windows Media Player 7?
Windows Media Player 7 can be used to open .wmd files, which are large files each packaged as a combination of graphic and multimedia files. These files can be used to combine music and video playback along with graphic advertisement.