Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: So how good is WMP 12?

04 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
So how good is WMP 12?

Good enough to switch from winamp for my audio needs?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

It does the job and in terms of video, better than winamp. Its just bigger in resources than winamp. Try it for a time and see what you think and report back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #3
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

Ideally I'd like to use it because of its excellent integration, but it is constantly undone by the "Updating media library" issue. It simply never stops updating the two sources of media I have. I've tried all the offered solutions to no avail.
I'm happy with AIMP2 and GOM (for videos) meantime. They look better than WMP too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Jun 2009   #4
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64

It's alright, i use itunes for music, but keep WMP for videos. As the other members said, try it for yourself and get back to us.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I sometimes use aimp2, its a nice little player.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #6
Orbital Shark


I've not installed a 3rd party music/video player since i first installed Vista 3 years ago. I think WMP12 is superb & the 'Updating Library' issue that people mention does not even effect performance (so i can't see the issue with it), even on my slow machine
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]

WMP12 owns. It''s so simple. Once I imported the music from my old PC after about only 15 minutes I had all the album art , Compositors , Years, EVERYTHING! You don't need to look at that dull CD icon anymore, the album art moves in. (+ Gets fun when you try it with Media Center> Music > Albums)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 So how good is WMP 12?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need a good DLNA player, not WMP or WMC which are not good
I have experienced all types of buggy playback from those 2 DLNA players, both WMP and WMC which either half the time cant find servers, says cant open the file, or the playback just locks up playing super slow mo. We were watching a video with WMP, and half way thru it simply slowed way down....
Music, Pictures & Video
good music player with good Equalizer?
Does anybody know of a good music player that has a good Equalizer? IMO, the equalizer sucks for WMP 11, realplayer free, and my sound card. I like the PowerAMP app for my android, the equalizer has a sick bass. but it's not available on pc.
BSOD - Restart no good. Saftymode no good.
Im new to the forums, so if im not following forum rules feel free to correct me. Ive tried reading a bit, and im getting that my black sceen problem is fairly common and that i can have several reasons. Now, for more details: Ive had my computer for 2,5 years. 2 months back i decided to...
BSOD Help and Support
anybody no of a good ftp server that works good with 7
hey all i am just asking about a nice easy to use ftp server for windows 7 as for the ones i have tryed out are well lets say crap keep crashing or not responding or don't work how they are ment to so i fort i would give it ago see if you guys can help me out once more
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:33.
Twitter Facebook