How to Change the Language in Windows Media Player

By Risa Edwards

Windows Media Player is a standard player that comes on Windows-based computers. It can play audio and video files. The default language for a computer bought in the United States is English, but you can change the language to whichever one you prefer. This might be useful to someone whose native language is not English, or for someone who is trying to learn a foreign language.

Step 1

Open Windows Media Player by clicking on the shortcut on the desktop. If there is no shortcut, open the "Start" menu, click on "Programs" and select "Windows Media Player."

Step 2

Click on the "Now Playing" tab and select "More Options" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Click on the "DVD" tab and click on the "Defaults" button under the language settings.

Step 4

Select the desired language for each category, then press "OK." Click "OK" again under the main menu and the changes will take effect.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can change the language again at any time by repeating these steps.
  • Changing the language settings might affect the quality of the music or video.

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