Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. It consists of a software development kit with several application programming interfaces and a number of prebuilt technologies.
- Windows Media Player - Media playback
- Windows Media Encoder - Media encoding tool
- Windows Media Services - streaming media server
- Advanced Systems Format (ASF)
- Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) and Windows Media Playlist (WPL)
- Windows Media Audio (WMA)
- Windows Media Video (WMV) and VC-1
- HD Photo (HDP) (formerly Windows Media Photo (WDP)
- DVR-MS, the recording format used by Windows Media Center
- SAMI, the closed caption format developed by Microsoft. It can be used to synchronize captions and audio descriptions with online video.
- Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), for transferring and synchronizing media on portable devices
- Microsoft Media Services (MMS), the streaming transport protocol
- [[Windows Media ndows Media Video High Definition), the branding name for high definition (HD) media content encoded using Windows Media codecs. WMV HD is not a separate codec.
- Windows XP Media Center Edition, versions of Windows XP or later with built-in Windows Media Center
- Windows Movie Maker, a Windows Media movie editing application
- Windows 2000 Media Center Edition