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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Trying Out Media Player’s Audio CD Features

If you like to listen to music while you use your computer, it’s possible to convince Media Player to crank up an audio CD. No joke. Audio CDs use the same dimensions as CD-ROM discs, so any audio CD will fit snugly inside your CD drive (or your DVD drive, if you have one).

When you first slide an audio CD into the drive, Windows 8 wakes up and displays a notification asking what you want to do with audio CDs each time. Click the notification and then click Play Audio CD. Windows 8 passes the message along to Media Player, which opens its Now Playing window. Move the mouse pointer into the Now Playing window and the playback controls pop up, as shown in Figure 10.4. If you’d rather control things from ...

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