To delete a stored preset, select the preset by using the navigation arrows on the
remote, or by using the numeric keypad on the remote to enter the preset number,
and then press the Clear button. Radio will ask you to confirm the action (see Figure
15.5). Press OK to complete the process.
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FIGURE 15.5
This confirma-
tion message
gives you an
opportunity to
back out and
keep the station
presets as they
are.
Using Pause, Play, Replay, and Skip
Now for the fancy stuff. As with many of Media
Center’s most powerful features, time-shifting
radio transmissions is deceptively easy. Here’s
how it works:
Pause—To stop the radio reception in its
tracks, just press the Pause button on the
remote control, click the Pause button in
the on-screen transport controls using the
mouse, or press the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+P. Radio will let you pause the broad-
cast for up to 30 minutes. A progress bar
will be displayed, as shown in Figure 15.6.
Although selecting the
Start FM button onscreen
to resume airplay of
your broadcast will tech-
nically do the job, it will
also erase the memory buffer. That’s
fine if you want a fresh start and
don’t care about losing the ability to
replay the previous 30 minutes of
audio. If that matters to you, just
use the Play button to resume.
caution
Play—To resume playing the broadcast
with the remote control, press the Pause
button again, or press the Play button.
The same principle applies to the mouse
and keyboard commands. You can also
select Start FM from the FM Radio screen.
Replay—Although you can’t actually use
the Rew and Fwd buttons in Radio, you
can accomplish the same thing by press-
ing the Replay and Skip buttons to
reverse or advance through the memory
buffer. Replay skips back 7 seconds. If you
are paused when you press the Replay but-
ton, the audio will remain paused at the
earlier point. Press Play or select Start FM
to resume the broadcast from that point.
Press Replay repeatedly to reverse up to 30
minutes into the broadcast.
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FIGURE 15.6
When you pause
the broadcast,
Media Center
automatically
displays a
progress bar,
showing how
much memory
buffer is
available.
tip
As you might expect, you
can stop the broadcast at
any time by pressing the
Stop button on your remote,
or by clicking the square Stop
icon on the transport con-
trol. What you might not
realize is that Media Center will
continue to record the audio from
that point. If you resume playing
the radio again within the next 30
minutes, it will continue playing
from the point where you left off.

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