To determine the version of Windows Media Player, start Windows Media Player, click About Windows Media Player on the Help menu in and then note the version number below the Copyright notice. Note If the Help menu is not displayed, press ALT + H on your keyboard and then click About Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player is available for Windows-based devices. … Included in clean installs of Windows 10 as well as upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. In some editions of Windows 10, it’s included as an optional feature that you can enable.
For now Windows Media Player is still part of the operating system so it can’t be removed. If it bothers you to look at it, you can disable it as follows: Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > remove the check mark from Media features > Windows Media Player.
Click Start, click Run, type %userprofile%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftMedia Player, and then click OK. For Windows Vista: Click Start, All Programs->Accessories->Run, type %LOCALAPPDATA%MicrosoftMedia Player, and then click OK. Select all the files in the folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.
Does Windows 10 come with a DVD player?
Microsoft has introduced a DVD Player app for Windows 10 for people who still want to pop in a good, old-fashioned disc to watch a movie. … Likewise, there is no DVD player. You can play CDs using the still-included Windows Media Player.
If Windows Media Player stopped working correctly after the latest updates from Windows Update, you can verify that the updates are the problem by using System Restore. To do this: Select the Start button, and then type system restore. … Then run the system restore process.
Part 3. Other 4 Free Alternatives to Windows Media Player
- VLC Media Player. Developed by VideoLAN Project, VLC is a free and open-source multimedia player that supports playing all types of video formats, DVDs, VCDs, Audio CDs, and streaming protocols. …
- KMPlayer. …
- GOM Media Player. …
If this happens, one solution is to uninstall and reinstall Windows Media Player. However, you cannot use the standard Windows uninstall process — you need to use the Windows features dialog to uninstall and reinstall Windows Media Player.
To uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 10, open Start > Settings > Apps > Apps and Features. Now, from the Installed Features list, scroll down and click on Windows Media Player and then click the Uninstall button. …
* Windows Media Player 12 is included in clean installs of Windows 10 as well as upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. DVD playback isn’t included in Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.
To play a CD or DVD
Insert the disc you want to play into the drive. Typically, the disc will start playing automatically. If it doesn’t play, or if you want to play a disc that is already inserted, open Windows Media Player, and then, in the Player Library, select the disc name in the navigation pane.
To find WMP, click Start and type: media player and select it from the results at the top. Alternately, you can right-click the Start button to bring up the hidden quick access menu and choose Run or use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key+R. Then type: wmplayer.exe and hit Enter.