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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 25: Mastering Windows Media Center
Navigating Windows Media Center
Once you have completed setup, you will see the main screen for Windows Media
Center, as shown in Figure 25-3. The main menu works a little differently than most
Windows menus. It scrolls up and down, and when you make a selection, you see
the options of a related submenu on which you can scroll left to right to view and
select the available options. Once you get started, the menu is rather intuitive, but it
can be a bit confusing at first.
Working with Pictures + Videos
The Pictures + Videos menu allows you to play pictures and videos saved to folders
that Windows Media Center is monitoring. On this menu, you have a Play All option
for playing all available pictures and videos, as well as Picture Library and Video
Library options, which let you select individual pictures and videos to view.
As Figure 25-4 shows, the options are similar to those in Windows Media Player.
When you are working with pictures, you can even select Play Slideshow to play a
slide show of all your pictures or of pictures in a selected folder. To go up to the next
Figure 25-3. Navigating the main menu
Navigating Windows Media Center
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level of the menu system from a submenu, move the pointer around the screen and
then click the Back button.
Using the Picture Library option you can view pictures saved in the Picture folder
within your profile, and any other folders monitored by Windows Media Center that
contain pictures. The following menu offers you thumbnail images of the pictures
available for viewing. You have different choices from the menus provided. Menus
include date taken, tags, and folders. You also have the option to play a slide show,
which scrolls through each picture associated with Windows Media Center using dif-
ferent special effects and cinematic techniques.
You can view pictures associated with the picture library using a Folder view, which
shows you thumbnails of the pictures available in each folder. You can also view pic-
tures by selecting the Tag option, which allows you to select pictures to which you
have added a tag for easier management. In addition, you can select pictures by the
date they were taken to make it easier to manage large numbers of photos, or if you
have forgotten their specific locations.
Selecting the Video Library option brings you to a screen where you can sort your
videos by date recorded or title. You can view pictures saved in the Videos folder
Figure 25-4. Selecting a folder and viewing your pictures

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