The new Windows 10 cumulative updates are available for the general public with tons of security and non-security fixes. This release also fixes the Windows Media Player issue that was reported by users last month.
Windows Media Player is still part of the operating system and the company currently has no plans to deprecate the legacy media player.
In the changelog of the latest Windows 10 cumulative updates, Microsoft revealed that they have fixed the broken Seek Bar feature of Windows Media Player. “Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback,” Microsoft explains.
With Windows 10, Microsoft unveiled a modern solution for viewing media content. Movies & TV UWP app that comes pre-installed on the operating system is quite a decent alternative to Windows Media Player but it still needs some minor improvements.
Users have plenty of alternatives to choose from. One of the best alternatives to Windows Media Player is the famous VLC media player that comes with support for all Windows versions including the October 2018 Update.