Windows Media Center Features
Music — Play music files or music CDs, create and edit playlists, and record music
files to CD. See "Using Music with Windows Media Center" and "Copying Music
Files to CD in Windows Media Center." Listen to internet radio station. See "Listening
to Online Radio Stations."
Tasks — Change program settings. See "Changing Windows Media Center
Settings." Add a Windows Media Center Extender device. Synchronize content from
another device with the computer. Burn CDs and DVDs. See "Copying Music Files to
CD in Windows Media Center." Find utilities and programs.
Shutdown — Get access to the Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Close, Log Off, and
Media Only menus. Media Only mode gives you access to Windows Media
Center, but not to the rest of the computer. See "Windows Media Center
NOTE: Some of the features and programs that are listed are for select models only.
You can control the Windows Media Center functions and navigate Windows Media
Center windows by using the remote control (select models only), keyboard, or mouse. You
can easily switch back and forth between them by either moving the mouse, or by pressing
a button on the remote control or the keyboard.
NOTE: Some of the Windows Media Center features listed are for select models only.
Some of the components listed in the computer documentation, such as speakers and TV
tuners, are optional or sold separately.
You can run Windows Media Center side-by-side with other Windows software programs.
It is possible to browse through your pictures, watch videos, and play music while using
other Windows programs.
With Windows Media Center, you can:
Play back your digital videos.
View your digital pictures or play them as a slide show with music.
Easily print your photos.
Browse, select, and play music CD files with full-screen visualizations.
Record CD tracks to your media library.
Play DVD movies. Resume playing your DVDs where you left off.
NOTE: If your computer came with a rewritable DVD drive, the drive is able to read
and record to DVD+/-R/-RW media.
Listen to Internet radio stations.
Access streaming music and video subscription services. Some music and video
subscription services may not be available in all countries/regions.
Using Windows Media Center