Plug-ins are components that add functionality to Windows Media Player. The Player includes the following types of plug-ins by default.
|This type of plug-in||Does this|
|Visualization||Displays splashes of color and geometric shapes that change with the beat of the audio that is playing.|
|Now Playing||Performs a function in one of the panes in the Now Playing area (Video and Visualization, Enhancements, or Playlist).|
|Window||Performs a function in a window other than the Player window.|
|Background||Performs a function behind the scenes. It does not include a user interface.|
|Video DSP||Performs a video effect. Digital signal processing (DSP) is a method of analyzing signals (such as audio or video) and changing them to produce a desired effect.|
|Audio DSP||Performs an audio effect, such as reverberation.|
|Other DSP||Performs an effect other than a traditional video or audio effect.|
|Renderer||Plays a content format that is not native to the Player.|
You can install additional plug-ins to customize the Player to suit your preferences.
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