Windows Media Bonus Pack is a collection of resources that you can use with the Windows Media Player in order to enhance your multimedia experience. If you use the player and want more tools, you should try this package.
It includes a set of new themes and visualizations that can be used to change the player interface. You can add more themes to the media player by importing them from Winamp using the Skin Converter utility. This tool can convert the multiple skins from a folder with just a few clicks and transfer them to the Windows Media Player.
A useful application allows you to hide the player in the system tray and to control the playback by using the tray icon context menu. The Tray Control utility allows you to save taskbar space and to adjust the volume while the application is hidden. In case of emergency, the music can be stopped by simply clicking the tray icon.
The Creativity Kit intends to help you improve the movies created with the Movie Maker application by providing you with multiple sound effects. Your video clips can be enhanced by adding background music and images from this collection.
One of the programs included in the package is designed to save disk space by converting MP3 and WMA files and changing the bitrates. The MP3 Audio Converter features a wizard-like interface that guides you through all the conversion steps and allows you to convert multiple files in a single operation. You just need to select the output bitrate and the output folder.
All the applications have a small footprint and can be used without having an impact on the computer performance. You should give them a try if you feel that your media player needs more features.