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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Playing Music

Windows Media Player is an easy-to-use program for managing catalogs of music, pictures, and videos, including recorded television programs. You can play or display any of these types of media by simply inserting a CD or DVD into your computer’s CD or DVD drive, or by selecting the media you want to play from the Windows Media Player catalog or from a file on your computer. No special instructions are necessary for this simplest use of Windows Media Player. In this topic, we will discuss ways in which you can refine the Player’s performance.

The first time you start Windows Media Player—for example, by inserting an audio CD into your CD drive and selecting the Play option in the AutoPlay dialog box—you have the option of manually ...

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