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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 12. Watching DVDs and Movies

  • Set up Media Center to play DVDs

  • Play DVDs

  • Copy a TV program or movie to a DVD

PART OF WINDOWS Media Center’s appeal as a home entertainment system is its ability to let you view movies and DVDs along with television programs. If you’re movie buffs like we are, this is a nice bonus. You can store movies on the computer, play them back when you like, and copy (burn) them to DVDs.

Playing a DVD from the drive in your Media Center PC requires some initial setup, but after that, you can pop it in and let it run on its own. You should know a few other tips and tricks, so we’ll share the ones we know.

When you’re ready for some movie viewing, grab a bag of popcorn, and let Media Center do what it does best.

Set Up Media ...

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