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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 13. Playing and Organizing Digital Media Files

Which File Formats and Codecs Does Windows 7 Support?

Using Windows Media Player

Ripping CDs

Managing Your Media Library

Working with (and Around) Digital Rights Management

WINDOWS 7 includes version 12 of Windows Media Player, a full-featured program that allows you to play, rip, copy, tag, rate, find, organize, synchronize, burn, and share digital media files. Windows Media Player 12 works with all sorts of media, but it’s especially well suited for the task of managing digital music files.

In this chapter, we start with a list of digital media formats that can be played back directly in Windows 7 without requiring third-party software. We explain how to play music, videos, and DVDs and how to ...

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