the worst, most backwards media player ever compiled. Plays limited number of music formats (mainly used for windows shitty windows media files), uses an excessive amount of memory, has no good plug-ins, all plug-ins have to be bought and cost way the hell to much, and it can't even rip cd's to mp3 and doesn't even support mp4's like all its competitors (winamp, iTines, quicktime and real player). Basically another tool for microsoft to control most of the market share of everything. If you use windows media player, do yourself a favor and kill yourself or download winamp.
Windows Media Player sucks!
by mp4sarebetter November 25, 2004
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The greatest media player ever created, no media player surpasses its pure awesomeness.
Person 1: I use Windows Media Player.
Person 2: You are the coolest person I have ever met.
by Hellmine Cornish April 7, 2023
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Windows Media Player is as old as the '90s but no one uses it anymore.
It is best compared to Lemons: everyone knows about 'em, yet no one likes them unironically.

Windows Media Player has been nuked from updates making it slow, hog up RAM, and it cannot play modern formats.
However Microsoft thought it would be better to not only keep WMP but also introduce 2 separate apps rather than just updating Windows Media Player to no suck complete ass.

If someone is using WMP then they are either on a nostalgia trip or are suffering from severe brain damage.
Why not just use VLC or MPC-HC?
Person 1: I use Windows Media Player!
Person 2: Legit shut up.
by LegendaryCadncieJoe June 15, 2023
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Pretty good program, considering its made by microsoft. Although its really bad about slowing my computer down (it is an HP, which sucks)
Running, Call of Duty, AIM, Norton Antivirus and listening to my Smashing Pumpkins CD on Windows Media actully slows down....thank you Windows XP
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A very bad media player in comparison to others like winamp. Has the tendancy to miss the first two seconds of an audio file. It has a very complicated layout and large window size making a simple task like playing an audio file a chore. Ripping music is almost pointless due to this. on the plus side WMP opens faster than its competitors allowing you to play a file almost instantainiously. WMP also suffers from its horrid lack of plug-ins and the windows web sites don't even supply them for download.
Argh. I just wanted to play my movie but Windows Media Player doesn't support the plug-in.
by Willy Wonka January 1, 2005
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Stupid program that will play DVD's for some people but not for others. Completely illogical and impossible to use. Really pointless
"why the hell won't Windows media player play this DVD? It worked on my computer but not on this one."
by ihateu January 16, 2005
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