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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Building Your Media Library
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5. If you want to burn only one disc in this session, remove files from the list until
they all fit on one disc. Simply right-click a file you want to remove, and then
click Remove from List. Removing files from the burn list will not delete the files
from your media library.
6. In the burn list, drag files up or down to arrange them in the order you want
them to appear on the disc. If you have chosen to burn more than one disc at
once, make sure that files will be burned to the disc you want.
7. Click Start Burn. If you are burning multiple discs, insert a blank disc when the
first one has finished burning, and then click Start Burn. Repeat this step until
you have finished burning all of the discs. As a disc is burned, you can check its
progress in the burn list.
To ensure a proper burn, you shouldn’t try to perform any other
actions on the computer while burning a disc. For example, the
recording may be affected if you try to play music from your media
library while burning a disc.
Syncing Your Media to MP3 Players and Other Devices
Windows Media Player allows you to sync your media easily to MP3 players and
other devices with removable storage. To get started, you’ll need to set up the device
for syncing and then either manually sync your media or configure autosyncing using
your playlists.
Figure 8-32. Burning a data CD or DVD to create copies of your media or to play in newer CD and
DVD players
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Setting up a device for syncing
You can configure an MP3 player or other device for syncing by completing the fol-
lowing steps:
1. Start Windows Media Player and then insert the device.
2. The first time you use the device you’ll see the Device Setup dialog box shown in
Figure 8-33. This dialog box shows the default name of the device and the
remaining free space. In this example, the default name of the device was
USB20FD and the device had 1.9 GB of free space.
3. Type a name for your device in the “Name your device” text box and then click
Finish.
You can now create a playlist to sync manually to the device, or sync existing play-
lists automatically. If a device is nearly full and you try to sync to it, you’ll see the
Manage Existing Files on Device page in the Device Setup Wizard, as shown in
Figure 8-34. On this page, you can click the No option to leave the existing files on
the device and sync to the remaining space available. Or you can click the Yes option
to delete all digital media files on the device before syncing. Afterward, click Next
and then click Finish.
Figure 8-33. Reviewing the device details and setting a device name
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Syncing a device using manual playlists
You can create a playlist to manually sync to the device by completing the following
steps:
1. Start Windows Media Player and connect your device.
2. On the Sync tab, create a list of items you want to add to the device by dragging
albums or songs to the playlist on the List Pane, as shown in Figure 8-35. As you
add items to the playlist, note the amount of free space remaining.
3. If you have connected multiple devices, you can switch among them by clicking
Next Device.
4. When you’ve configured your playlist, click Start Sync to display the Sync
Results page shown in Figure 8-36, and Windows Media Player will start the
sync. Similar to when ripping audio CDs, you’ll see the sync progress. You can
stop the sync by clicking Stop Sync and then resume the sync by clicking Start
Sync.
5. Repeat this procedure whenever you want to update the device manually in the
future.
Figure 8-34. Managing existing files using the Device Setup Wizard
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Syncing existing playlists automatically
You can configure automatic syncing for existing playlists by following these steps:
1. Start Windows Media Player and connect your device.
2. Right-click the Sync tab, point to the device on the shortcut menu, and then
select Set Up Sync.
3. In the Device Setup dialog box, select the “Sync this device automatically”
checkbox, as shown in Figure 8-37.
Figure 8-35. Creating your sync list
Figure 8-36. Managing the sync in the same way as you manage ripping

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