Lightweight and easy to use
The application does not require you to go through a setup process and can easily be stored on a removable disk drive. In terms of resource consumption, your computer won't feel a thing from running it, as it uses a low amount of CPU and memory.
Running it brings up a simplistic interface, with no shiny elements or something new on the block. A center list displays your selection of songs and playback options are stored in the lower side of the interface.
Manually add supported file formats
By default, you can only load a few audio file types in order to play them. However, you cannot create a playlist with combined elements. The overall design feels a little rough around the edges and is a little difficult to work with.
A side panel provides an explorer view of your hard disk drive so you manually navigate to the folder where your music files are found, since drag and drop is not supported. The next step is to select the preferred format from a drop-down menu, otherwise nothing is displayed. However, there is an option that allows you to add more formats, but this is done one by one.
Missing features keep it from being a pro
The application is not the best of its kind, with missing advanced features. There is no integrated equalizer so you can adjust sound according to your liking. Moreover, you must bring up the main window each time you want to change a song due to the lack of hotkey support, which is a major inconvenience since the application does not automatically jump to the next songs in the list.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that WV Player is far from being an application you might consider using as your default media player. It supports as many formats as you can add, but the process of getting there is difficult, with an interface that leaves a little something to be desired.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir on July 23rd, 2014
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Application descriptionWV.Player allows users to play most of their multimedia files, such as AVI, WAV, MIDI, MPG, MP3, WMV, and other file t...