Features of Windows® Media® Center™ Library
What are the features of Windows Media Center library.
Windows Media Centre is a multimedia application that ensures a better viewing experience and enables the user to browse, watch, record, pause and play movies, music, video files and enjoy superior graphics while gaming. What is Windows Media Center library and why do you need it? Windows Media Center library is a Microsoft product that enables users to record digital video and at the same time act as a media player. It can also play slideshows, music from hard drives and external storage devices. Windows Media Center library is a collection of your own songs, movies and pictures that you can access even on the move and whenever you want. You can watch, listen, and do live recording and also make a photo collection of your own.
Following points discuss about the features of Windows Media Center library:
- What are the main features of this component?
- What are the files supported by Windows Media Center library?
- How can one troubleshoot the problem?
What are the main features of this component?
This enhanced feature will allow you to add photos, home videos, music from your existing hard drive to your Media Centre Library. Every time you start Windows, it will scan all the music, videos and pictures which are available in your local hard drive. You can also add photos, songs, videos from external hard drive or LAN by specifying the path. You can also manage and organize your favorite movies and songs from other windows media centre and Media Library. It also supports direct x for gamers, and the games explorer will give you all the list of the games which are installed in your PC for easy access. You can manage, view, refine photos trough the photo gallery.
What are the files supported by Window Media Centre Library?
There are a number of different files that can be stored and played or viewed through windows media centre library. The basic 3 types of file supported by windows media centre are Music File types, Picture file formats and video file types. The most common and widely popularly used are the .cda, .wav, .asx, .wma, .mp3 which are all music type files. The video formats supported by windows media centre library are .wm and .asf, .dvr-ms, .avi and .dvr-ms. You can save movies at desired storage location in .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, and .mpv2 format. The picture format supported by this application is .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .wmf, .png and all different standards.
These problems that arise are not a big issue and can be resolved quickly by you. You can visit the Microsoft website and go through a step by step problem solving instructions. The general problems arise regarding play back of media or video files which are very easy to solve. Few of the tips and tricks that you can try at home when your windows media centre library stops functioning are check your hardware. If you are using windows vista or windows 7 you need to go to the start button and navigate to control panel. Under system and security tab you will see device manager. Then you have to click on Sound, video and game controllers and check if your sound card is installed properly. You can check the help and work on it further.
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