How to configure Windows® Media® Center™ in Windows® Vista®
What are the guidelines for configuring Windows Media Center in Windows Vista?
Windows Media Center is considered as the secret gem of Windows OS as it comes with various interesting features. You can watch, listen, and do live recording and also make a photo collection of your own. It also supports global TV standards, can assist you to make stylish collage. You can share your collection of songs, photos and videos easily too. Windows Media Center as the name suggests is multimedia software that is developed by Microsoft. It enables digital video recording and playing media files. This can be used to view and record programs live and play music and videos. This application is available already in many versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Following are the guidelines to configure Windows Media Center in Windows Vista:
- How will you configure Windows Media Center?
- How to custom set up Windows Media Center?
- How will you solve the problems that you may come across?
How will you configure Windows Media Center?
When you are using the Windows Media Center for the first time, you will get three options, Express set-up, Custom set-up, or Run set-up later. The fastest method will be the Express Set-up where you can access you entertainment centre instantly. However to get the maximum amount of benefit custom set-up is the correct option to choose from.
For the display you can go back to the Display Calibration wizard any time. By using the remote which is for the Windows Media Center press the green button. When the Windows Media Center starts display, roll to 'Tasks', choose 'Settings', select 'General', select 'Windows Media Center Set-up', and then select 'Configure Your TV or Monitor'.
How to custom set up Windows Media Center?
For the custom set-up session, press the green start button using a Windows Media Center remote. If you are starting the Media Center Set-up for the first time, the set-up screen appears and you should select the custom set-up option. When you arrive at the page titled 'Get the Most from Windows Media Center', choose 'Yes' to permit Windows Media Center to download album cover art, present TV guide listings, DVD cover art, information from online media services, and other helpful information. When you’ve over and done with setting up Windows Media Center, start exploring. All of your digital music, home movies and photos, along with a wide range of online media will be just a click away.
In Windows Vista if the sounds are disturbing you while accessing Windows Media Center, disable them. Hide Games and other applications. Do not allow any other games or application to appear in Windows Media Center. Remove surplus channels from the guide. You might not be able to view all the channels from our guide as your area or locality might not support them. Make sure you remove all of them to enhance the performance. Limit your hard drive storage for recordings from TV. Do not utilize too much of hard drive space for recordings from television.
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