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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 8: Creating Your Media Library with Windows Media Player
Next
Goes to the next file. If you click and hold this button, you can fast-forward.
Mute
Mutes the sound.
Volume Control
Adjusts the sound level.
View Full Screen
Displays the player in full-screen mode, when allowed.
Switch to Compact Mode
Displays the compact player with only the controls.
If you don’t want to see the List Pane, you can hide it by clicking the Hide List Pane
button, or by right-clicking Now Playing and then clearing the Show List Pane
option. You can display the List Pane again by right-clicking Now Playing and then
selecting the Show List Pane option.
Using Now Playing with Video DVDs Loaded into Your DVD Drive
You can play video DVDs loaded into your DVD drive by right-clicking Now Play-
ing and then choosing the appropriate Play option, as shown in Figure 8-12. Win-
dows Media Player starts playing the introductory materials, and then you’ll see the
DVD Start screen, which you can use to play the video, access specific episodes or
chapters, view bonus material, or select an alternative language.
Windows Media Player uses media information from the Windows
Media database to display the movie title and information about the
movie. If you aren’t connected to the Internet and the required infor-
mation wasn’t previously downloaded into the Windows Media Player
cache, you’ll see the title “Unknown DVD.”
Figure 8-12. Selecting a DVD to play
Playing Your Media
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When working with video DVDs, you’ll see the modified Controls toolbar shown in
Figure 8-13. Here, the first three buttons of the standard Controls toolbar are
replaced with these two buttons:
DVD menu
Displays the DVD menu for selecting special features, getting DVD information,
setting the video playback size, or viewing the video in full-screen mode.
Stop button
Stops playing the video. As with a DVD player, if you then click Play, play resumes
from the beginning and you’ll see promos and other introductory materials.
Clicking the View Full Screen button or Full Screen option on the DVD menu displays
the video in full-screen mode. You can exit this mode by pressing the Esc key. When a
movie starts to play, you can skip the introductory materials by selecting the first movie
track in the List Pane or by selecting the Root Menu option on the DVD menu.
On the DVD menu, you’ll see a Special Features submenu that has these submenus:
Audio
Use this menu to choose an alternative language soundtrack. For example, with
my Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie, I could listen to the movie in Chi-
nese (Taiwan), English (United States), or French (France).
Set Video Size
Use this menu to set the default video size. By default, Windows Media Player is
configured to fit the video to the player window on resize, allowing Windows
Media Player to adjust the video size automatically if you change the size of the
player window. You can also set a relative playback size within the window of 50
percent, 100 percent, or 200 percent.
Figure 8-13. Playing a movie

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