Chapter 1

What’s New in Windows Media 9 Series

If you’re already working with Windows Media, the following additions/enhancements in WM9 should make a lot of sense:

  • High-definition, full-screen quality (now possible on a killer machine)

  • Editable file format (as opposed to the tertiary, hard-to-reedit format of prior versions)

  • Suitable for embedding in consumer electronics devices (such as CD and DVD players)

  • Instant-On performance (for broadband users)

  • Player enhancements such as variable speed playback, video smoothing, and a Smart Jukebox.

  • Lossless and Surround Sound (24-bit/96 kHz/5.1 channel) audio ...

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