In This Chapter
Working with digital video
Sharing a video on YouTube
Viewing TV on the Internet
Getting the Internet on your TV
Enjoying music on the computer
Using Windows Media Player
O PC, entertain me! You don’t really need to bark that order, because the PC — despite its disdain for all humans — is fully capable of providing you with electronic entertainment. It can sing. It can dance. It can put you in a trance. Well, maybe not a trance, but you can watch video, TV, and movies and listen to music by coercing the computer in many ways.
Are you old enough to remember watching home movies? The family would gather in a large room. The projector went clackity-clack as a silent, fuzzy, three-minute color film danced upon a sheet hung on the wall. Then you’d watch it run backward, and everyone would laugh. Many Hollywood producers owe ...