"PC Magazine" Windows XP Digital Media Solutions

"PC Magazine" Windows XP Digital Media Solutions

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Media Player is now better than ever. In Windows Media Player 10, the Full Mode window is far more resizable and customizable, playlist and queue management is more straightforward, and the sheer number of options has skyrocketed, even while the player itself was made simpler to use. From Chapter 2, Digital media is just plain fun. Now Windows insider Paul Thurrott makes it easy, too. Paul Thurrott wanted to write a book you'd enjoy reading. If you have even a little interest in Windows XP's amazing digital media options, you'll enjoy this one. You'll discover how to play, organize, and record digital audio, make your own DVD movies, install imaging hardware, acquire photos from your digital camera or scanner, even mix in your iPod or Pocket PC.Best of all, you'll find questions answered here!
See how easily you can: use the new, better-than-ever My Music folder; copy CDs, turn your classic vinyl records into digital, and make custom music mixes; work with the Scanner and Camera Wizard; turn still photos into a stunning slide show; record, edit, and show movies in Windows Media Player; shoot terrific home video and get it into your computer; and, extend your digital lifestyle with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Companion Web site. Check out the Web site for links to the latest digital media news, information about Windows XP updates, and answers to questions posed by readers like you!
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  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 680.4g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764579533
  • 9780764579530

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Music to Your Ears; Chapter 1: Playing Digital Music; Chapter 2: Configuring and Tuning Windows Media Player; Chapter 3: Managing and Sharing Digital Music; Chapter 4: Rip: Copying Music from Audio CDs; Chapter 5: Acquiring Music from Cassettes, DVDs, and Other Analog Sources; Chapter 6: Digital Music Store: Working with Online Music Services; Part II: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words; Chapter 7: Managing Photos and Images; Chapter 8: Acquiring Photos with a Scanner; Chapter 9: Acquiring Photos with a Digital Camera; Chapter 10: From Still Frame to Full Frame: Photo Slideshows; Part III: Movie Making; Chapter 11: Playing and Managing Digital Videos; Chapter 12: Raw Footage: Making Home Movies; Chapter 13: Acquiring Digital and Analog Video; Chapter 14: Creating Home Movies on Your PC; Chapter 15: Burn It: Creating Your Own DVDs; Part IV: Embracing the Digital Lifestyle; Chapter 16: Digital Media in the Living Room: Introducing XP Media Center; Chapter 17: Digital Media Throughout the Home: Using Media Center Extenders; Chapter 18: Take It On the Road: Working with Portable Media Centers and Other Portable Devices; Index
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About Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott does Windows - for Windows IT Pro Magazine, Connected Home Media, the SuperSite for Windows at www winsupersite.com, and various newsletters. Dedicated to the idea that technology can and should be fun, he was an early convert to digital media and remains an ardent disciple.
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