Microsoft has released the final version of Windows Media
Player 11 for Windows XP. Version 11 sports a redesigned user interface and
incorporates seamless integration with MTV's URGE music service.
According to Microsoft, the URGE online catalog provides
customers with over 2 million songs by over 110,000 artists. Microsoft is also
boasting that its improved search engine in Windows Media Player 11 provides
faster results than any other media player on the market.
A visually driven experience using thumbnail and album art, an elegant and simple design, and customization capabilities for more personalized interaction
Improved device experience with new shuffle sync and reverse sync options, device exploration using the library view, and intuitive help icons that ensure seamless and intuitive syncing and burning of rights-managed content
Highly simplified navigation capabilities, enhanced shortcut options, and dedicated category views for all media types, including music, photos and video
Better access to content with deep integration of services that blurs the line between online service and media player experiences
Industry-first audio fingerprinting capabilities that recognize and import track information for unidentified or misnamed audio files
New formats for ripping and music playback, including Windows Media Audio Professional and WAV Lossless
The final version of Windows Media Player can be downloaded
from the official