Chapter 7: Music on the Desktop

In This Chapter

arrow.png Getting started with Windows Media Player

arrow.png Making the most out of your music

arrow.png Ripping and burning

arrow.png Creating and using playlists

arrow.png Using alternatives to WMP

arrow.png Finding more music

Music on the Windows desktop rates as hard to find, a little bit boring, and certainly less enticing than the Metro tiled version over on the Start screen. But if you’re listening to music because you like to listen to music (as opposed to buying more music from Microsoft’s Windows Store), the experience isn’t bad at all.

Windows 8.1 comes with Windows Media Player (WMP), which is a decent application, and the subject of most of this chapter. Better players are out there, and I talk about a couple of them in this chapter, too.

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