How To Download Windows Media Player 12 In Windows 10

Download Windows Media Player 12 In Windows 10

When software is coordinated into an operating system, it turns into the obvious choice to utilize. In more Windows releases, opening media files would open Windows Media Player,  except if you install an alternative like VLC. It wasn’t the best media player,  however, it worked out of the container, and that is actually what most clients search for.
Unfortunately, Microsoft halted support for Windows Media Player in 2009, with the last release (Windows Media Player 12) presently more than ten years old. It’s a little obsolete nowadays, yet you can download Windows Media Player 12 and use it in Windows 10 by following these steps.
You probably won't understand this, however, you don't really need to download Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 10 Computers. While it is not officially supported or generally used nowadays, Windows Media Player is as yet accessible on Windows, hidden in your Start menu for you to use in the Windows Accessories folder.
If it isn’t there, you can rapidly enable it, as Microsoft includes it as an optional Windows feature. It should still work to play some types of media files, despite the fact that DVD playback through Windows Media Player 12 is no longer supported. You will also require alternative software to play Blu-Ray discs, as well.

Step 1

To enable Windows Media Player 12, press Windows key and R key together on your keyboard. In the Run command box, type the command optionalfeatures and press OK.
This will open the Windows feature settings menu, where you can enable or disable Windows features. 

NOTE: The command is case sensitive.

Step 2

In the Windows Features box, expands next to the Media Features category. Make sure that the checkbox next to Windows Media Player is enabled, then click OK.

Step 3

If Windows Media Player is not already installed on your computer, it will be installed at this step. You will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. 

Step 4

Once your computer has restarted, you will be able to search and open Windows Media Player in your Windows Start menu, under the Windows Accessories folder.

Step 5

Windows Media Player won’t be used as the default app for media playback, even after you enable it. If you want to change this, open the Windows Settings menu by right-clicking the Start menu Windows Settings

Step 6

From here, press Apps > Default apps and select Windows Media Player for both the Video player and Music player options.

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