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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Building a Digital Music Library

Windows Media Player 11 can handle truly large music collections, consisting of tens of thousands of tracks, thanks to its efficient indexing and search routines. How do you build a library that large? If you already have a CD collection, that’s the most logical starting point. You can also download tracks from the internet and share files with friends. In any case, you’ll need to pay attention to the details to ensure that your music sounds its best and is stored correctly.

Ripping CDs

Windows Media Player can copy, or rip, tracks from audio CDs and store them as files on your hard disk. The copies you make are completely unrestricted: You can listen to the saved tracks on your PC, burn a collection of tracks to ...

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