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WMP stands for Windows Media Player. This is one of the most used PC media players because it comes with the Windows operating system. It supports quite a lot of video natively including MPEG-1, WMV, ASF etc. It can also play AVI files but AVI is a container, which means in order to play these files with WMP, you may need to install additional codecs, or FFDShow. You can also play MPEG-2 if you have a codec installed, which is done when you install a software DVD player like WinDVD.
We have a number of Video playback guides on this site, most of which discuss how to play particular video using Windows Media Player and other DirectShow-based players. Read them at our Guide section.
Download WMP here: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_players/windows_media_player.cfm
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Windows Media Player is the official multimedia player from Microsoft. Player provides all the features of a modern media player.