Chapter 1. Introducing Windows Vista Media Center

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A Brief History of Windows Media Center


Where WMC Fits into Vista’s Multimedia Experience


Starting Windows Media Center


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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