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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Program Files\ Windows Media Player\ wmlaunch.exe
  • Uses Network:No
  • Uses Internet:No

The wmlaunch.exe process is referred to as the Windows Media Player Launcher. This is used if you want to do an auto play CD-ROM with any media file that the Media Player can play.

Using the wmlaunch.exe process has two advantages over running the Media Player directly. This program will search for the location of Media Player, which allows users to use an auto play CD-ROM in other computer although the Media Player be installed in a different location. Also, this application launches the Media Player in full screen mode, and when the play of the media file is over, the Media Player is closed.

The wmlaunch.exe process is a powerful and configurable tool used for launching and exploring programs on the computer. It is also designed to have all possible tasks like search, open programs or documents fast and easy. This can be utilized as a type of Media Player or as a type of Image Viewer by having the mouses cursor placed over a multimedia or an image file icon that is on the actual main screen. Thus, with the integrated scheduler, this process enables various tasks which will be executed only at the specified times.

Moreover, you can actually search the net, look up a word in a dictionary and check the weather using this wmlaunch.exe process. Internet searches can also be performed from any application by marking text and pressing a user defined hotkey.

With the process wmlaunch.exe, Windows Media launcher serves as five-in-one software: Search Tool, Launcher, Image Viewer, Media Player and Scheduler. It is a user interface that is very easy to utilize. Aside from this, it also enables users to have files searched even if it is anywhere stored on the hard drive of your PC. It further compresses index database to save disk space.

Using the wmlaunch.exe process any file can be searched by name, description or file type. Likewise, name, artist, title, album and genre can search Music. Furthermore, name, title, subject, author, comments, keywords and dimensions can also search Images.

Name, title, subject, author, keywords and comments using the wmlaunch.exe file can search office documents done in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It displays thumbnail icons of images and Internet searches are supported. It also aids the users to look up a word in a dictionary, check the weather or schedules reminders.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.