Windows Media Player

Save power while playing music: Turn off the screen

If you are listening to music on your device for a long period of time, you can save power by turning the screen off. This can be done by assigning a button to toggle the screen on and off in Windows Media Player. Follow these steps:

Get album art to appear in Windows Media Player

Media Player Mobile is designed to display album cover art when a song from the album is being played. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always do it—a bug that can greatly annoy music enthusiasts. One way to ensure that they will display is to manually create folders for each album and include the album image in the folder. Follow these steps:

Use SmartSearch to find and play a song in Media Player

  1. Open Media Player, select Menu >Library, and open the desired media folder. For example, select My Music and then All Music to display a list of all the songs in your library.
  2. Start keying in the name of the song you want and you will jump to it in the list.
  3. Finally, hit the Play soft key to play the song.

The SmartSearch feature lets you find and play songs quickly.

"Rip" music from your CDs

All touch screen devices and non-touch screen smartphones come with Windows Media Player Mobile built in. This lets you play music files recorded in MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) formats, and view video recorded in WMV format.

How to listen to music and watch videos

Microsoft Windows Media Player Mobile is software that lets you play music and videos on your Windows Mobile device.

How to make Video iPod owners envious

Use Pocket PC Encoder on your PC and TCPMP on your Windows Mobile device to convert and watch full-screen videos from a variety of content sources.

How to assign Media Player functions to the navigation pad

Make your Windows Mobile device function more like an iPod; assign Media Player functions to the navigation pad by going to the main playback screen and selecting Menu >Options >Buttons. Highlight the desired function, select Assign (or Menu >Assign), and press the button you want to perform the function.