Digital Media Essentials

Virtually every tool for creating, organizing, editing, and playing back digital media files has been improved in Windows Vista. No matter which Windows Vista edition you use, you get Windows Media Player 11 (shown in Figure 1-6), which handles playback of audio CDs and video files, ripping and burning of audio CDs, access to online music and movie stores, and a rich set of tools for searching and categorizing your media library.

Windows Media Player 11 displays music by artist or genre (shown here) in stacks that show the number of tracks and total playing time.

Figure 1-6. Windows Media Player 11 displays music by artist or genre (shown here) in stacks that show the number of tracks and total playing time.

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