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Windows Vista®: Home Entertainment with Windows® Media Center and Xbox 360™ by Greg Slack, S. E. Slack

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Chapter 7. Accessing and Organizing Your Media

  • Organize your libraries

  • Optimize Media Center

NOW THAT YOU’VE made it through the technical aspects of setting up Windows Media Center in your home, it’s time to get down to the business of actually using Media Center! Since everything you do in your home entertainment system will be done via Media Center, it’s important to get your media organized in a way that’s meaningful to you but easily accessible too.

Your media files should be on your network or computer already—if you need to know how to burn DVDs, refer to Chapter 12. But let’s assume for now that everything you might want to access is currently already stored digitally.

Media files can be located just about anywhere on your system or network, ...

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