Chapter 8: Creating Your Media Library with Windows Media Player
All commercially produced DVDs are encoded with a unique code, similar to a bar
code. Windows Media Player reads this code and sends it to a Windows Media data-
base to obtain information about the DVD. This information is then stored in the
Windows Media Player cache so that it is available the next time you play the DVD.
If Windows Media Player doesn’t download the DVD information automatically or
you’ve recently connected your computer to the Internet, you can get the DVD infor-
mation by completing the following steps:
1. Select “Get DVD information” on the DVD menu. You’ll then see the “Find
DVD information” dialog box shown in Figure 8-14.
2. In the “Find DVD information” dialog box, the information about the DVD
should be displayed automatically. If it isn’t, click Search and follow the
prompts to select the correct DVD.
3. Once you have the right DVD information, you can customize any of the text
entries associated with the DVD by clicking Edit, modifying the text entries as
appropriate, and then clicking Next.
4. Click Finish to save the DVD information to the Windows Media Player cache.
Using Now Playing with Audio CDs Loaded into Your CD/DVD Drive
You can play audio CDs loaded into your CD/DVD drive by right-clicking Now Play-
ing and then choosing the appropriate Play option, as shown in Figure 8-15. Win-
dows Media Player starts playing the audio CD with Track 1. As with video DVDs, all
commercially produced music CDs are encoded with a unique code. Windows Media
Figure 8-14. Getting movie information