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Windows 8: Out of the Box by Mike Halsey

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Chapter 5. Watching and Listening to Your Videos and Music

As you accumulate your collections of digital music and videos, you’ll want to enjoy this content on your Windows 8 computer. Windows 8 comes with some excellent apps that make it easy to enjoy and organize your media.

Top Tips from This Chapter

  1. Windows 8 comes with apps for playing both music and videos.

  2. When looking at links in apps that have a down arrow to their right, you can click/touch the arrow for more options.

  3. If you have a desktop computer, a laptop, or a Windows 8 Pro tablet, you can also use Windows Media Player to sort, organize, and play your music and video collection.

Watching Your Videos in Windows 8

You can play your videos in the Videos App, which you can access from the Start screen. When you first open the Videos App, you will be presented with a display showing videos that you can watch or purchase online (Figure 5-1).

The Videos App

Figure 5-1. The Videos App

To view your own videos, you should pan left either with a swipe of your finger or by moving your mouse to the bottom of the screen, where you will find the scroll bar. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse to move around left and right in Apps.

Your videos display will show you your most recently added videos. To view all of your videos, click/touch the My Videos link at the top of this section to be taken to a new view where you will see all of your videos. ...

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