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Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista, Second Edition by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Chapter 13. Windows Media Center

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Windows Media Center—What’s the Hubbub?

Windows Media Center (or WMC as I’ll refer to it from here on out) is included in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate editions. All other versions of Vista do not include the WMC components. WMC is an outgrowth of Microsoft’s interest in evolving the common PC into a multimedia entertainment center. Due to strict hardware requirements, which include a TV tuner capture card with built-in MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding, a high-end graphics card with a minimum of 64MB of video memory, DVD ...

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