WMA and WMV are default video file types for Windows. But you need a software to play them. If there are files which have issues when handling the system files then it is the multimedia tools. The default Windows media is the best when it comes to encoding and decoding of video and audio codecs. However, users of the latest version and still feel they need no upgrade are the main beneficiaries of this application.
It solves the problem of the third-party application simply because they have the old OS. With this, it places itself on the system just like the new version to still benefit from the updates of the new version without necessarily updating the OS.
Its configuration settings are very simple and effective. although it still uses the external codecs you can always integrate it on your system with ease. It is not just a tool with basic features, it has advanced function ideal for any audio and video file format.
Computers with Windows XP and older version will benefit a lot from this application all because of the enhanced functions which perfectly integrates into the system with minimal interruptions.
You need some knowledge in dealing with multimedia codecs to understand the complex features of this application. Do not do a trial and error on this tool, seek guidance when not sure of what to do.
Windows Media Format Runtime is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in other video tools category and is available to all software users as a free download.