Windows Media Player for Mobile and Pocket PC

Date Released: February 12, 2007
File Size: 12.7 MB
Platforms: Handheld PC, Palm-size PC, and Windows Mobile
Operation Systems: Pocket PC, Handheld PC, and Windows Mobile 2003-6.1
Last Updated: December 08, 2023
Who says palm-sized PCs are just for keeping your schedule? Microsoft is looking to provide a little audio entertainment for devices running its Windows CE operating system, with the release of Windows Media Player for personal digital assistants (PDA).
The last version of the player lets users download MP3 and Windows Media Format audio files to the latest Compaq, Casio and Hewlett-Packard palm-sized computers. With a 64M-byte flash memory card, users can store up to two hours of Windows Media Format content or one hour of the popular MP3 audio.
Windows Media Player for Handheld PC lets you enjoy high-quality digital music with your stereo-enabled Handheld PC. Simply download some music from top music Web sites or copy from your own CD library. With Windows Media Player on your PC, seamlessly transfer music to your Handheld PC so you can enjoy the freedom of taking your music with you wherever you go without the burden of additional CDs or tape players.
Windows Media Player for Palm-size PC is free software from Microsoft that pumps high-quality stereo music through the Palm-size PC you already own. Just download some music from top music Web sites, or copy from your own CD library to your Palm-size PC. You can then take your music with you, free from the burden or weight of extra CDs or tape players. Windows Media Player for Palm-size PC may become your favorite feature on your Casio, Hewlett-Packard, or Compaq Palm-size PC.
Windows Media Player for Pocket PC works with Microsoft Windows Media Services to enable wireless streaming solutions (compatible with IRDA, serial, 802.3 Ethernet, and 802.11 wireless Ethernet). Surf your favorite music or video site with Internet Explorer for Pocket PC, then click to enjoy streamed music or videos with the Technology Preview release. You can also play back audio and video files that have already been downloaded on your Pocket PC.
While Microsoft is targeting the consumer looking to download digital music from the Internet, the WinCE version of Windows Media Player can also be used for corporate communications. Companies can distribute CEO speeches and training information to users, who can then transfer the audio files to their WinCE device using Microsoft’s Windows Media Manager.
Users can also convert just about any audio format to the Windows Media Format using the Windows Media Encoder.
So instead of sending CDs to remote sites containing audio files, companies can distribute the information across a network and have users listen on their desktops or palm PC devices. From a production standpoint, it is easier to distribute information across the Internet in real time than to record the audio, burn a CD and ship it out through snail mail.
Though the desktop version of Windows Media Player supports audio and video, it will be a while before users can watch videos on their PDAs.
Windows Media Player Mobile is not supported and no longer available for download from official Microsoft web site. On the other hand, you could find and download the complete release Windows Media Player Mobile below on this page.