This brings up a box that allows you to change almost any setting in the app.By default, this opens to the Player tab, which allows for some simple options such as how often you wish to check for updates and what options you wish to enable by default — Allow screensaver by default, Connect to the internet and a whole lot more.But this tab is the least of what you can change here.

This tab allows you set all of this into motion and once set it will happen every time you insert a disc that the system recognizes as not being part of the current library.

Click the “Change” button to choose the location of your music library.

Tick the “Rip CD automatically” button and choose the kbps rate you want your music stored at — by default this is 128, but I would recommend upping it to at least 256.

Windows Media Player has been a part of the Microsoft operating system through quite a number of versions and it remains in place in Windows 8, almost as a relic from the past.

But the app is still relevant, even on modern computers.

The software has quietly moved up to version 12, though it looks little different from the past few iterations.

Microsoft has not changed much in recent updates of the app and, in fact, has lost some functionality, given that the company removed DVD playback from the software — unless you pay the extra for the Media Center Pack, which requires the Pro version of the operating system.

Otherwise, you will need to install a third-party app, such as the free VLC Player, which is my recommendation.

But if you wish to pay, then grab something like Power DVD.