12. Sound Recorder, DVD Maker, and Other Multimedia Tools

Become a Recording Star

As with past versions of Windows, Windows 7 comes with a simple tool to help you create and do basic modification of sound files—Windows Sound Recorder. Although it is admittedly utilitarian in nature, this tool enables you to add audio notations to everything from word processing documents to slideshows and enables you to create slideshows and photo CDs. This chapter covers the functionality of Windows Sound Recorder, the Snipping Tool, and making DVDs, and offers some troubleshooting tips for when things don’t come out sounding exactly right.

This chapter also touches on the other multimedia utilities that come with Windows 7. Because many of the accessory programs ...

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