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Windows Media Player Update: Risks and Guides

Feedbacks from users show Windows Media Player update is irreversible. So watch out, do you prefer the functions in the latest Windows Media Player or its earlier versions? Each time WMP update comes with enriched video music format support, together with the security update to read protected media. You can learn Windows Media Player update content before you decide to do it or not.

Finding Windows Media Player Update Troublesome? Here's the Solution

Windows Media Player update, on earth, is making concessions to user demands bit by bit, not willing to offer multi-media solutions all at once. This is no good experience to anyone, to tell the truth. While 5KPlayer as a free 3rd party software doesn't care for the Microsoft video codecs at all, it's intended to offer pleasant video music playback utilities for Windows (10) and Mac (El Captain) users.

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Be Aware of the Risks in Windows Media Player Update!
*  Mind whether you need automatic Windows Media Player update, this is a irreversible process which takes your consideration.
*  Watch out for the web browser malwares disguising themselves as Windows Media Player update announcement, check before you click download.
*  Set a target folder as your default installation place to avoid your computer installing everything into disc C.

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Alternatively, you'll be free from Windows Media Player Update Risks with 5KPlayer:
This is a free video music player rendering the latest Windows Media Player functions.
* 1 ->> Featuring unheard-of compatibility to video and music format, including to play MOV, MKV, AVCHD, M2TS and more videos, MP3, OGG, FLAC and other music, all out of question;
* 2->> Professional with 4K 5K 8K UHD videos playback, now watch UHD videos with no stutters or glitches;
* 3->> Play DVD, ISO files, video_TS even on Windows 10 Surface Book , Surface Pro 4 and PC, as well as Mac.

How to Turn Off/On Windows Media Player Automatic Update?
To enable automatic Windows Media Player update, first run the software:
Turn to Now Playing mode > click the Switch to Library button > Click the Help menu > click Check for Updates
Tips and Note: If the Help menu isn't visible, click Organize > Layout > select Show Menu Bar

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Windows Media Player Codec Update
Windows Media Player since its version 6.4 added support to MKV video codec, while the support for FLAC started since Windows 8. Currently, Windows Media Player still boost strong support for its sibling WMV, WMA format. Hence to get a comprehensive video music codec support, you can
Method 1: Download 5KPlayer with fully-capable video and music support all from the beginning, including common codecs like MKV, MOV, MP4 and other WMP not supported ones like VOB, DIVX H.265 and more. The steps can't be easier: Launch 5KPlayer > Choose the video to play.
Then you're good to go.
Method 2: Install external codec packs for Windows Media Player.
Tips and Note: Windows Media Player update itself also has the codec update section [though only limited codecs]. To enable automatic Windows Media Player Codec Update, you can: click Tools >  Options > Player tab > Download codecs automatically > Click OK

Windows Media Player Security Update
Windows Media Player security update [Helpful if you have Windows Media Player 11 or earlier] powers you to play protected media files in your computer. This happens often when you are running Windows Media Player on the newest system, say upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10.
Open Windows Media Player > Locate Internet Explorer > Right click , choose Run as Administrator > Run IE > Tools > Internet Options > Enable Protected Mode > Apply

How to Play Videos with Best Free Windows Media Player Alternative?

Download 5KPlayer for Windows 10 [PC, Surface Book, Surface Pro 4] and Mac [El Captain or earlier supported].
Step 1: Drag and drop the video file into 5KPlayer interface, or you could select "Music" or "Video" tab to open media files.

Video Playback Special Features:
Support adding Windows Media Player subtitles , rotate videos, or deinterlace videos for best scenario.
Boost up to 8K video playback on Windows 10 with robust playback kernel. Indeed, 4K 5K UHD content is a mere cinch.
Support AirPlay video from PC to Apple TV , blasting the HD enjoyment with exaggerated fun.

Music Playback Special Features:
Support vast music format. Most importantly, boosting professional equalizers for music genre, which is not available in most free media players.

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Windows Media Player update powers your native Windows Media Player with more utilities to rely on, while an easier free alternative is here, if you don't feel like to do the selecting and reading work all the time, then try 5KPlayer. It's understandable that WMP always keeps reservations, but indeed you can turn to something simpler.

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