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  1.    26 Jan 2016 #1

    Media Player


    For years, I've been using MS Media Player. It took me a while to learn the interface on the last couple versions, but I finally did, and then Windows 10 doesn't have it any more.

    I am NOT an audio file. I've got cheap speakers that are good enough for me, and I don't really listen to music on my computer much anyway. What I'm really looking for is something that will rip and store the music I do have, and then allow me to make playlists which I play on my MP3 player.

    Which media player has the easiest interface for ripping, cataloging, and creating playlists? Any suggestions?

    (I'm old, now, at 68. I was an early adopter of computers in 1980 with my TRS-80 and ZX-80, and I got lost in space about the time they came out with Windows 95, and haven't found my way back since, so be kind with your answer please. I'm worse than a NOOB.)

    Thanks,
    Carl

    Just when I thought I knew everything, they started changing crap around.
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  2.    26 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro

    Carl Windows Media Player can be found by clicking the "start button/all apps/windows accessories/windows media player"
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  3.    26 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by cfuglein View Post
    For years, I've been using MS Media Player. It took me a while to learn the interface on the last couple versions, but I finally did, and then Windows 10 doesn't have it any more.

    I am NOT an audio file. I've got cheap speakers that are good enough for me, and I don't really listen to music on my computer much anyway. What I'm really looking for is something that will rip and store the music I do have, and then allow me to make playlists which I play on my MP3 player.

    Which media player has the easiest interface for ripping, cataloging, and creating playlists? Any suggestions?

    (I'm old, now, at 68. I was an early adopter of computers in 1980 with my TRS-80 and ZX-80, and I got lost in space about the time they came out with Windows 95, and haven't found my way back since, so be kind with your answer please. I'm worse than a NOOB.)

    Thanks,
    Carl

    Just when I thought I knew everything, they started changing crap around.
    Media player is still in Win 10, media center is not. I have been a user of media player for many years and still do so in win 10. I have a pretty extensive music collection that I have ripped to mp3 at 192kbts, 115K songs takes up 440GB of storage. I use media player to sort, identify and play the music so I need to be able to move songs in and out of the library quickly and easily and with media player it is a snap.
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  4.    26 Jan 2016 #4

    A Solution


    Quote Originally Posted by glhs958 View Post
    Carl Windows Media Player can be found by clicking the "start button/all apps/windows accessories/windows media player"


    You are my new best friend. I never even thought to look for it since I had read reviews that said the Media Center was gone. I never really used that, just Media Player.

    Thanks so much.
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  5.    26 Jan 2016 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by pat247 View Post
    Media player is still in Win 10, media center is not. I have been a user of media player for many years and still do so in win 10. I have a pretty extensive music collection that I have ripped to mp3 at 192kbts, 115K songs takes up 440GB of storage. I use media player to sort, identify and play the music so I need to be able to move songs in and out of the library quickly and easily and with media player it is a snap.
    Thanks also for replying. Looks like both of you posted about the same time. You, too, are my other new best friend.
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  6.    26 Jan 2016 #6

    Now the question remains. For when MS no longer supports Media Player, which new media player has the best interface?
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  7.    26 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfuglein View Post
    Now the question remains. For when MS no longer supports Media Player, which new media player has the best interface?
    Who said Windows will no longer support Media Player ?

    Where did you find that claim ?

    There is no indication from Microsoft that they will be dumping Media Player. Do you have an inside track on this matter ?
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  8.    26 Jan 2016 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 92
    64-bit Windows 10 Home

    -Just in case, I use: 'mediamonkey' as a music interface, it does everything I need. -and the name is cool.
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  9.    26 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Who said Windows will no longer support Media Player ?

    Where did you find that claim ?

    There is no indication from Microsoft that they will be dumping Media Player. Do you have an inside track on this matter ?
    I don't see MS dropping Media Player anytime in the future.
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  10.    26 Jan 2016 #10

    They just haven't updated it in a long time.
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