Configuring Microsoft® Windows® Media® Center™ for Windows® Vista®
How to use Windows Media Center on your Windows Vista?
Windows Media Center as the name suggests is multimedia software that is developed and has been first incorporated by Microsoft. It enables digital video recording and playing media files. This can be used to view and record programs live and also to play music and videos. This application is available already in many versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
The following details explain the configuration of Windows Media Center for Windows Vista:
- Why should one make use of Windows Media Centre?
- How do we Configure Windows Media Centre for Windows Vista?
- How to we make use of the Windows media centre remote?
Why should one make use of Windows Media Centre?
Windows Media Centre enables the user to view and play slideshows, music and videos from various sources like hard drives, optical drives and the internet. By making use of a device called Windows Media Centre Extender, such television programs and movies can be easily played and viewed on the computer or on your television sets. You can easily download movies, record your favorite programmes, listen to music, and view your picture gallery. You can also effortlessly play DVD’s for your best movies. So, ultimately the entire entertainment hub is at your desk with just a few clicks away with Windows media center.
How do we Configure Windows Media Centre for Windows Vista?
Both Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate include this multimedia feature.. One way is to simply connect the computer to a high definition television set and with the help of a media centre remote, you can enjoy the controls as per your own wish. Another way is to connect the computer to a standard monitor with a keyboard and a mouse or use a home network through a device known as an Extender. The first use of Media centre would give a prompt message of three options which are express setup, custom setup and run setup later. Not going by the name, the best option is to go through the custom setup, which will give a highlight of how one can make best use of this application.
For using the media centre remote, first press the green start button, which gives the option of custom setup. Then a window with the title “ Get the most from Windows Media Centre” opens up, post which downloading of the album covers, DVD covers and TV guide, information from online media and other such information would start on selecting the YES option. Another way is to simply click with the mouse on the start button, followed by all programs and then Windows Media Centre. If you want, you may choose the Express setup option and return to custom setup later on as well.
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