Media player

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

A software program or hardware device capable of playing a media file or disc. For example, many media players today are capable of playing audio files such as playing an MP3 song file and video files such as a short video clip or movie. Below is a list of 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 video and songs. If you want to edit videos, you'll want to use a 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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