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Do You Still Use the Windows Media Player on Your PC?

I remember installing about 5 media players during my university days—VLC, Zune, GOM Media, RealPlayer, and Winamp. But I can’t for the life of me remember why I always go back to the default Windows Media Player for my music needs.

Fast forward to 2016, and I’m not sure if Windows Media Player could have retained the position it held in school and I am guessing Microsoft also feels the same because they intend to remove WMP from the next Windows 10 update (KB4046355) —Yes, you will no longer see the Windows Media Player by default on your PC.
But do you really need it?

For those who do, you could still install it by going to “Add a Feature,” Open Settings, go to Apps > Apps & Features and click on Manage optional features.

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17 comments on “Do You Still Use the Windows Media Player on Your PC?

  1. Tomjoeguy says:

    I still use Windows media player tho for my music when I read😁 but its not just loud as vlc. Have you heard about Jumia black Friday 2017 and the opportunity for business owners it brings? Read more on http://tomjoetech.com/jumia-black-friday-2017/

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, ALMOST ALL TRADITIONAL MICROSOFT APPS ARE LOOSING THEIR TOP SPOTS. I STILL USE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER THOUGH, BUT VLC IS ALWAYS AN ADVANTAGE…

  3. Kay says:

    While I was still a Windows user, AIMP was my goto music player.
    WMP was/is trash.

    1. THE 🦇 says:

      “WMP was/is trash.”

  4. Rapsowdee says:

    Movies… VLC (Extended Volume)
    Music… WMP (Amazing Interface)
    Watch and delete things… Real Player (People hardly use this sh**) 😁😁

    1. Ojo Stephen says:

      I second this. The organisation of files in WMP is just too awesome. VLC is also great especially in terms of volume enhancement

  5. Kelvin says:

    VLC all the way.

  6. Alexander Garuba says:

    PotPlayer all the way

    1. Kk says:

      Seconded, potplayer the best, gives powerdvd a run for money. I don’t like vlc interface.

  7. Hevel says:

    Zune is the bomb

  8. KingAbsolute says:

    When all my media players start misbehaving, windows media player is the one I run to.
    Now Playing: No forget – Simi ft. Falz

  9. KingAbsolute says:

    When all my media players start misbehaving, windows media player is the one I run to.
    Now Playing: No forget – Simi ft. Adekunle Gold

  10. PWilliams says:

    VLC all the way….

  11. Emerson says:

    I only use WMP to play music, for every other of my media consumption needs VLC player has got no competition/competitor(choose the correct one yourself)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Groove music by Microsoft which is the default music player is like the best music player right now, other times i use music bee

  13. Kenny says:

    Sometimes I use groove music on my win10 pc, VLC for .mkv videos

  14. Araoye Gbadebo says:

    Did you say default music player? Hello no, VLC all the way, so that I can enjoy my music more

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