Windows Media Player 12 and lyrics display

By bazz2004
Jun 17, 2016
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  1. I’ve not used Windows Media Player for many years but have just set up WMP 10 in XP to display mp3 song lyrics. Rather pleased with the result I tried to emulate this with a similar arrangement on my Windows 10, WMP 12, laptop. It’s looking as if it can't be done. I’ve got a large area of the screen which shows visualizations / album art and a small section at the bottom where Lyrics Plugin shows the lyrics. It’s such a small section that you have to scroll the lyrics window to read the words of a song. This is vastly inferior to the way WMP 10 displays the lyrics in XP where the window is really large. Surely I’m missing a trick here?
  2. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,585   +250

    I was surprised to get no replies and was wrong about WMP10 being better than WMP12. It refused to play some mp3 files that play fine in WMP12. In addition I tried WMP12 on my W10 desktop and could view the lyrics in the main area of the player window. There's a button at the bottom right for View Full Screen which switches the display of lyrics between a narrow window and large view.

    When I went back to my laptop running W10 I found that this button isn't working. I removed WMP12 from Windows Features then reinstalled it but that button still won't work. Is WMP12 buggy because I don't think there's anything wrong with my laptop? I can't be the only person on here using WMP12.
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    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,585   +250

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