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Teach yourself visually Windows XP special media edition
Gunter, Sherry Kinkoph.
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Hoboken, NJ : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley, [2004]

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275 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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An invaluable resource for visually oriented PC users who want to make the most of Windows XP's multimedia featuresJam-packed with information that provides the basics and beyond, this full-color tutorial offers clear, concise, jargon-free instructions using more than 500 color screen shotsThe book presents full, focused coverage of the multimedia features of Windows XP, including the My Pictures digital image organizer; the My Music digital music organizer; Movie Maker; and Media Player 8, which plays video, DVD, and music

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows XP Multimedia
Introduction to Windows XP Multimedia Features
Types of Multimedia Files
View File Extensions in Windows XP
Understanding Digital Images
Understanding Digital Audio
Understanding Digital Video
Store Multimedia Files
Search for Multimedia Files
Chapter 2 Working with Digital Cameras and Scanners in Windows XP
Understanding Digital Cameras and Scanners
Configure a Digital Camera or Scanner
Upload Pictures from a Digital Camera
Copy Pictures from a Digital Camera to a CD
Delete Pictures from a Digital Camera
Scan a Picture
Chapter 3 Working with Images in the My Picture Folder
Open the My Pictures Folder
Navigate the My Pictures Folder
Preview an Image
Change the List View
View Images as a Filmstrip
View Images as a Slide Show
Launch an Image-Editing Program
Delete an Image
View Image Properties
Print an Image File
Order Prints Online
Chapter 4 Putting Images to Work in Windows XP
Turn a Photo Into Desktop Wallpaper
Turn Photos Into a Screen Saver
Make a Photo Album
Share Photos on Your Computer
E-mail a Photo
Publish a Picture to the MSN Web Site
FTP a Picture to a Web Folder
Chapter 5 Viewing Photos with the Windows Picture and FAX Viewer
Display a Photo
Change the Image Magnification
View a Slide Show
Rotate a Photo
Delete a Photo
Copy a Photo
View Image Properties
Annotate a TIFF File
Print a Photo
Chapter 6 Setting Up Windows Media Player
Open and Close Windows Media Player
Navigate the Windows Media Player Window
Change the Player Window Size
Display or Hide the Features Taskbar
Customize the Now Playing Page
Change Interface Skins
Delete a Skin
Download a New Skin
Change Interface Colors
Change Interface Visualizations
Activate the Mini Player Toolbar
Change Audio and Video Settings
Configure Player Options
Chapter 7 Playing Audio Files with Windows Media Player
Play a Music CD
Skip a Track
Display Music Details
Specify Track Order
Using the Media Library
Add Music CD Tracks to the Media Library
Play an Audio File
Rate a Song
Create a Playlist
Play a Playlist
Delete a Playlist
Edit a Playlist
Using the Media Guide
Chapter 8 Playing Music from The My Music Folder
Open the My Music Folder
Navigate the My Music Folder
Play Music Files
Display Audio File Details
Delete a Music File
Open a Music File in Another Player
Add a Music File to a Playlist
Set Volume Controls
Share a Music File on Your Computer
E-mail a Music File
Search for an Audio Clip
Copy Music from Other Album Folders
Display Album Art
Chapter 9 Downloading and recording Audio Files
Understanding Digital Media Delivery and Recording Methods
Shop for Online Music
Using Online Subscription Services
Download a Music File from the Web
Back Up Your Licenses
Set Audio Quality and Format
Burn Music Files to a CD
Record Your Own Sounds
Chapter 10 Listening to Internet Radio
Connect to an Internet Radio Station
Find More Internet Radio Stations
Add a Station to the Preset List
Play a Station from Internet Explorer
Chapter 11 Playing DVDs with Windows Media Player
Play a DVD
Navigate a DVD
Change Screen View Modes
Set Enhancement Options
Capture a Frame Image
Set Up Language and Subtitle Options
Chapter 12 Setting Up Windows Movie maker
Introduction to Windows Movie Maker
Open and Close Windows Movie Maker
Navigate the Windows Movie Maker Window
Customize the Program Elements
Record Video from a Camcorder
Import a Video File
Chapter 13 Working with Video Clips in Windows Movie Maker
Play a Video Clip
Rename a Video Clip
Remove a Clip from a Collection
Add a Clip to the Storyboard
Rearrange Storyboard Clips
Remove a Clip from the Storyboard
Save a Project File
Create a New Project
Open an Existing Project
Trim a Clip
Split a Clip
Combine Two Clips
Preview a Movie
Chapter 14 Adding Extra Effects to Video Clips in Windows Movie Maker
Using the Timeline
Add Title and Credit Tex