Media player

Updated: 03/13/2021 by Computer Hope
Windows Media Player

A media player is a program or hardware device capable of playing a media file or disc. For example, many media players today can play audio files, such as MP3 song and video files such as a short video clip or movie. Below are some of our favorite media players. The image is a visual example of the Microsoft Windows Media player.

Examples of media players

Can I edit a video or song in a media player?

No. Media players are only designed to play multimedia content like videos and songs. To edit videos, use video editing software. For information about editing a song, see: How to cut or otherwise edit an MP3 or other audio file.

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