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Using Microsoft® Windows 7 by Nick Saccomanno, J. Bruzzese Peter

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5. Viewing and Sharing Media

This chapter helps you in working with media applications in Windows 7 as well as sharing and streaming your media.

Using Windows Media Player 12

Regardless of the media player you use (Microsoft or a third-party), you will appreciate the changes made in Windows Media Player 12. These changes will especially impress you if you are coming from a Windows XP world where you might be using Media Player 9 (or 10, if you downloaded 10 to your system). However, if you are familiar with Media Player 11, you will still see some unique and surprising new features in 12.

For starters, you will quickly note that there are two modes now. There is a separation between the library management side of the player (the Library view) ...

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