These include audio CDs and video DVDs, media stored on your hard disk, and media accessible over a home network.
To play an audio CD or DVD in Windows Media Player 11, follow these steps: To play an item stored on your hard disk, add it to the library following the instructions in the section "Adding Items from Your Computer to Your Library." After the item is added to the library, you can select the media you want to view by double-clicking it in the Library view.
By Andy Rathbone Unlike Media Player 11, Windows Media Player 12 no longer offers an advanced editor to allow you to update and correct song tags.
Instead, the player edits them for you automatically from an online database.
Its talents include playing music and video files from online sources or local drives (including DVDs), playing online radio and TV stations, displaying specialized web pages, organizing your music files (MP3s and WMAs), burning music CDs, copying and syncing to portable MP3 players, and providing a conduit to online media shopping sites.That’s all well and good when it gets it right, but there are many times when Windows Media Player 12 lists incorrect tags for your files or simply can’t find the right info.When this happens, you need to know how to go in and correct the information. It’s a small form that contains the song’s title, artist, album, and other related information.The decoder will cost you a few bucks, probably around .(Although current boxed editions of both players are around –.) Media Player 11 has a redesigned user interface, as shown in Figure 8.1, to make it easier for you to manage and enjoy your digital media.