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Windows 8 Bible by Rob Tidrow, Jim Boyce

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More on Playlists

In Media Player, you can include videos and photos in any music playlists you create. This is mostly useful for creating Auto Playlists for syncing to devices that support music, photos, and video. (When you play the playlist in Media Player, the videos and photos play in sequence, not simultaneously, so you’ll still see only a visualization or album art when music is playing.)

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If you want to create a movie that contains video, photos, and music, use Windows Live Movie Maker. If you want to copy Media Player content to a DVD as a data disk, use the Burn tab in Media Player. Read Windows online help for details on burning files to DVD. Chapter 7 of this book details how to access and search the Windows 8 help system.

To create an Auto Playlist that includes music, photos, and/or videos, click the arrow beside the Create Playlist button in the toolbar and choose Create Auto Playlist. Or, right-click the name of an existing Auto Playlist and choose Edit. In the New Auto Playlist dialog box (as shown in Figure 25.8), name the playlist however you like. Under Music In My Library, add your criteria for music. Then, under And Also Include, set criteria for Pictures, TV, and Video as you see fit.

FIGURE 25.8 Creating an Auto Playlist in Windows Media Player.

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You can use that Auto Playlist to keep your portable media player up-to-date with media content on ...

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