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The player is also able to utilize a digital rights management service in the form of Windows Media DRM.
Windows Media Player 12 is the most recent version of Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player supports full media management, via the integrated media library introduced first in version 7, which offers cataloguing and searching of media and viewing media metadata.
Media can be arranged according to album, artist, genre, date et al.
With Windows 8, however, the player did not receive an upgrade.
On April 16, 2012, Microsoft announced that Windows Media Player would not be included in Windows RT, the line of Windows designed to run on ARM based devices.
In November of the following year, Video for Windows was introduced with the ability to play digital video files in an AVI container format, with codec support for RLE and Video1, and support for playing uncompressed files. Video for Windows was first available as a free add-on to Windows 3.1, and later integrated into Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0.
In 1995, Microsoft released Active Movie with Direct X Media SDK.
Windows XP is the only operating system to have three different versions of Windows Media Player (v5.1, v6.4 and v8) side by side.
Items in a playlist can be skipped over temporarily at playback time without removing them from the playlist.
Full keyboard-based operation is possible in the player.
WMP 9 Series and later also supports Auto Ratings which automatically assigns ratings based on the number of times a song is played.
Pre-populated auto playlists are included in Windows Media Player 9 Series.