All of the features you loved about the Windowsmedia.com Guide in previous versions of the Player are still available in Windows Media Player 11. The Media Guide offers free music videos, movie trailers, and quick access to online radio stations. To access the Guide, just click the Online Stores tab, and then click Media Guide. Use the radio tuner (link in the right column of each page) to easily search for stations around the world.
Great options for ripping CDs:
Do you have CDs that you want to copy into your Windows Media Player library? No problem. Windows Media Player 11 makes ripping your entire music collection fast and simple.In addition to the current format options for ripping your music—Windows Media Audio (WMA), MP3, Windows Media Audio (Variable Bit Rate), and Windows Media Audio (Lossless)—Windows Media Player 11 introduces two new options: Windows Media Audio Pro and WAV (lossless).
Designed For Music Lovers:
As you build a larger and larger digital music collection by ripping CDs, downloading songs from the Web, and buying music from online stores, it's more important than ever to be able to quickly organize and explore all of that music. Windows Media Player 11 is optimized to handle massive libraries of digital music—literally millions of tracks—so you can scroll, flip, and browse your way through your entire collection at high speed without skip
ping a beat.
Playlists made easy:
You can still create playlists by dragging songs or albums into the List pane, but Windows Media Player 11 includes two new options for creating and saving playlists. The Create Playlist link in the navigation pane provides one-click access to creating playlists. Simple save and naming capabilities in the List pane provide intuitive playlist creation right at your fingertips.Revamped playback controls:
The new playback controls are easier to find and use and feature improved repeat, shuffle, and full-screen options.