Windows Media Player Plus

Martin Brinkmann
May 22, 2010
Updated • Oct 15, 2011
Software, Windows, Windows software

Windows Media Player Plus is a third party plugin for Microsoft's Windows Media Player. It adds a series of features to the media player, more precisely to Windows Media Player 12 and 11.

The plugin adds several useful features to Windows Media Player including a more comfortable tag editor that can be accessed by right-clicking songs in the player's interface.

Windows Media Player Plus can also display song information in the Windows Media Player title (nothing's displayed there otherwise with the option to customize the title using an Advanced Title Formatting.

A type as you find search is integrated into the Media Player library. The plugin will automatically find the first instance of the typed in phrase while the user is typing.

There are also two settings to restore media and plugins in the player. The Restore Media at Startup option can restore several items on startup of Windows Media Player including:

  • Restore last active playlist
  • Restore last active media item
  • Restore last play state
  • Restore last playback position

It is possible to select multiple items in the options. Windows Media Player will automatically disable option plugins on startup if the player has crashed in the previous session. The Restore plugins after crash setting can be used to quickly re-enable the disabled plugins.

Users who use Windows Media Player as their default media player may want to consider installing Windows Media Player Plus to extend the player.

Installation of WMPP is straightforward. Instances of Windows Media Player need to be shutdown before the plugin can be installed.

Windows Media Player Plus can be downloaded from the developer's website.


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