Microsoft Releases Bonus Pack for Windows Media Player
Headlining the press release, Microsoft touted "New Independent Study Shows That Windows Media Player Is Now Preferred By Three Out of Four Digital Media Users" as the Redmond giant released today the special bonus pack for Windows Media Player 7. Just to celebrate both the season and the release of the new Bonus Pack users can get a special animated skin celebrating the Christmas season. Microsoft officials also boasted Windows Media Player is "the best way for all users to enjoy digital media."
Included in the Bonus Pack is an MP3 converter, which converts MP3 files to WMA files to, "double the amount of music stored on their PC quickly and easily." Also in the pack is a Winamp skin converter to turn your favorite Winamp skins into Windows Media Player compatible skins.
Eight new skins are included with the newest download to not only improve "the look of the player but also its functionality". Eight new visualizations are also available to further intensify the competition with Media Player's main rival, Winamp.
A new set of "PowerToys" is included in the Bonus Pack which according to the Web site: "Three PowerToys -- the Deluxe CD Data Converter, the Most Recently Used Cleaner and the PowerToys skin -- enable advanced users to import track information collected by the Deluxe CD Player or Microsoft CD Player into the Windows Media Player database, to easily clear the Windows Media Player most recently used file list and to manage their Windows Media Player 7 media libraries more effectively."