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Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center by Michael Miller

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Chapter 2. Media Center System #1: The Digital Audio Server

As you learned in the previous chapter, there are many uses for a Media Center PC. Some people use their Media Center PCs solely to listen to music; others, to record television programs; still others, to share music and movies in other rooms throughout the house. What type of digital home entertainment system you need depends on how you intend to use it.

Of course, a Media Center PC isn’t limited to a single purpose; this versatility is one of the reasons to go with a PC instead of a dedicated digital media server. But different uses have different requirements, so over the course of the next few chapters we’re going to look at these uses separately. This chapter, then, focuses on using ...

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