Description and Availability of Windows Media Player 7

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Windows Media Player 7 is available for download from the following Microsoft Windows Media download site:


Windows Media Player 7 includes many new features and capabilities, including:
  • Integrated CD audio playback
  • CD recording to Windows Media Audio (WMA) format
  • Visualizations
  • SRS Windows-on-Windows (WOW) effects
  • Media Guide
  • Media Library
  • Portable digital audio device support
  • Internet radio tuner
  • Changeable skins to modify the visual appearance of the player.
  • CD burning

Minimum System Requirements for Windows Media Player 7

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, or Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Processor: Pentium 166 MHz or equivalent (Pentium 266 MHz or equivalent recommended)
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • Free hard disk space: 32 MB (64 MB recommended)
  • Modem: 28.8 Kbps (56 Kbps recommended)
  • Sound card: 16-bit
  • Video adapter: 256 Color (True Color (24-bit) recommended)
  • Software: Microsoft ActiveSync 3.0 (required only if you are using a portable device)
For additional information about features included with Media Player 7, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
262216 Description of New Features of Windows Media Player 7


Article ID: 268148 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 4.1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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