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Unleashing Microsoft by Mark Edward Soper

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Chapter 1. Introducing Windows Vista Media Center

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A Brief History of Windows Media Center

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Where WMC Fits into Vista’s Multimedia Experience

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Starting Windows Media Center

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Windows Media Center (WMC) is an integral part of Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions. WMC provides a comfortable “10-foot user interface” (see Figure 1.1) for all of your digital media needs:

  • Watch and record live TV on a PC display or a TV

  • Listen to FM radio through your home theater system

  • Select and play your favorite digital music tracks

  • Enjoy special TV and video content brought to you by major producers

  • Watch your favorite films from your DVD collection ...

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