1.    05 Sep 2015 #1
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    Just out of curiousity, do you prefer using Groove Music or WMP for playing music files? I have hardly used Groove Music except for certain file types. WMP is still good as ever Is Microsoft going to provide future updates for it?
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  2.    05 Sep 2015 #2
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    Windows Media Player is still maintained and in fact my favorite tool when it comes to media playback - what is Groove music?
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  3.    05 Sep 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joergi View Post
    Windows Media Player is still maintained and in fact my favorite tool when it comes to media playback - what is Groove music?
    Yeah never heard of it either.
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  4.    05 Sep 2015 #4
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    Its the new music player which Microsoft is trying to replace WMP with....
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  5.    05 Sep 2015 #5

    Why do they have to go with some unknown media player lol, i use WMP as well .
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  6.    05 Sep 2015 #6
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    Yeah true. It was bad enough that they discontinued Zune, introduce a crappy player for WP8, make it slightly better in WP8.1 and now worse, when it is improving, they do a U-turn and introduce an entirely new player. The new player is okay, but still lacks in many capabilities. There are too many issues such that it shouldn't have been released on Win10 as a complete version. So for now WMP all the way!
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  7.    05 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdabhi View Post
    Its the new music player which Microsoft is trying to replace WMP with....
    Pardon me, how is that one called? I think I just forgot the name again...

    What I'm trying to say: I consider Windows Media Player to be way better than this strange...how was it called?

    Microsoft should better improve Media Player - it e.g. is annoying that they removed DVD playback, because they no longer wanted to pay the few bucks for it, but they have the money to create apps no one wants...
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  8.    05 Sep 2015 #8

    Not sure what WMP capabilities are since I have never used it, Groove Music Player app can play songs from your cloud drive and its playlists can be shared, very useful for playing ones music over multiple computers.

    As far as an overall media importing, tagging and organization software, I do all my media in J.River Media Center, I only use Groove music app than as a player.

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  9.    05 Sep 2015 #9
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    Groove Music doesn't even have an equalizer which is very basic for any music player out there in today's market. MS really should continue developing WMP and make more improvements to it. The ideal thing to do would be to make it the go-to-app to play any kind of file whether it be audio or video files, and also stream or buy songs. The possiblity of having a single powerful player that plays anything(like VLC) would certainly attract more users to Win10, instead of having separate apps for video and audio.
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