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

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Chapter 9. Using Windows XP MCE for Audio Storage and Playback

Whatever else they might do, most Media Center users use their Media Center PCs for listening to music. You might use your Media Center PC to record TV programs and display digital photos, or you might not, but chances are you’ll also use it to listen to CDs and digital music files. And, let’s face it, a Media Center PC is one heck of a music playback machine.

The great thing about a PC running Windows XP Media Center Edition is that MCE turns the PC into a giant digital music jukebox. Yeah, you can listen to your music collection one CD at a time, but you can also copy all your CDs to the PC’s hard disk, and then play all your music digitally. You can even use the Media Center PC ...

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