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Title: Windows XP Media Center Edition Overview Ed Rich Beta Lead Engineer Windows eHome Division Microsoft


1
Windows XP Media Center Edition - Overview Ed
Rich Beta Lead Engineer Windows eHome
Division Microsoft Corporation
2
Objectives
  • Configure Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
    Edition
  • Preview the features of Media Center
  • Discuss support scenarios

3
Agenda
  • Configure Media Center by using the First Run
    Wizard
  • Use the My TV experience of Media Center
  • Use the My Music experience of Media Center
  • Use the My Pictures experience of Media Center
  • Use the My Videos experience of Media Center
  • Use the Play DVD experience of Media Center
  • General Settings

4
First Run Steps
  • Test the Media Center remote control
  • Configure the Internet connection
  • Configure the Television signal
  • Configure the Program Guide
  • Support scenarios

5
The First Run Wizard
6
Checking the Media Center Remote Control
7
Configuring the Internet Connection
8
Configuring the TV Signal
9
Configuring the Program Guide
10
Media Center
11
Support Scenarios
  • Media Center remote control issues
  • Internet connection issues
  • TV Signal/Program Guide issues

12
My TV
  • Setting up and using the Program Guide
  • Watch TV and record programs
  • Manage recorded program files
  • Support scenarios

13
Setting Up the Program Guide
14
Searching for a Program
15
Recording Programs
  • Ways of recording
  • While watching the program
  • Using the Program Guide
  • Selecting a single program
  • Scheduling series recording
  • Scheduling advanced recording
  • Recording a program manually
  • Selecting a program through Search

16
Recording Conflicts Series
17
Per-User and Per-Computer Settings
  • Per-user
  • TV audio settings
  • Customized Program Guide
  • Per-computer
  • Parental control
  • Storage settings
  • Schedule and history
  • Program Guide head-end settings

18
Support Scenarios
  • Program Guide issues
  • Recording issues

19
My Music
  • Organize music using Microsoft Windows Media
    Player
  • Explore the player and play songs using Media
    Center
  • Search for a song in My Music
  • Support scenarios

20
Organizing Music using Windows Media Player
  • Search for media files
  • Create playlists
  • Customize track information
  • Supported file formats

21
Listing and Playing Music
22
Searching
  • Search method used by Media Center
  • English Media Center searches for any word that
    begins with the specified characters.
  • Korean Media Center performs a full text
    search. In other words, Media Center finds the
    character anywhere in the string.

23
Support Scenarios
  • Windows Media Player-related issues
  • Audio files stored on the computer that do not
    appear in Media Center
  • Metadata - Albums/artists/genres information
  • Network shortcuts to files
  • General issues
  • Cannot play files
  • More than one audio playback is heard

24
My Pictures
  • Identify the file formats supported by Media
    Center
  • Organize image files into the Shared Pictures
    folder and My Pictures folder
  • Sort and view pictures
  • Support scenarios

25
Supported File Types
  • .jpg, jpeg
  • .tif
  • .gif
  • .bmp
  • .wmf
  • .png

26
Storing Pictures
  • Store images in
  • Shared folders
  • sysdrive\Documents and Settings\All
    Users\Shared Documents\Shared Pictures
  • Non-shared folder
  • sysdrive\Documents and Settings\\My
    Documents\My Pictures

27
Sorting and Viewing Pictures
28
Slide Show Settings
29
Support Scenarios
  • Cannot view thumbnails
  • Cannot view images

30
My Videos
  • Identify the file formats supported by Media
    Center
  • Organize video files into the Shared Videos
    folder and My Videos folder
  • Sort and view videos
  • Support scenarios

31
Supported File Types
  • .wm, .asf
  • .wmv
  • .avi
  • .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, m1v, mp2, .mpv2

32
Storing Videos
  • Store videos in
  • Shared folders
  • sysdrive\Documents and Settings\All
    Users\Shared Documents\Shared Videos
  • Non-shared folder
  • sysdrive\Documents and Settings\\My
    Documents\My Videos

33
Sorting and Viewing Videos
34
Support Scenarios
  • Cannot play video
  • Cannot fast forward and rewind a video
  • Incorrect thumbnail
  • Cannot view videos stored on mapped network drive

35
Play DVD
  • Select a default application for playing DVDs
  • Play a DVD in Media Center
  • Modify DVD settings in Media Center
  • Support scenarios

36
Default Application
37
DVD Settings
38
Support Scenarios
  • Cannot play DVD
  • Video is distorted or does not play
  • Cannot display DVD details
  • Surround sound

39
General Settings
  • Power Management
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition integration
  • Media Center onscreen controls
  • General Settings screen
  • Support scenarios

40
Power Management
  • Resuming the computer to running mode from
    standby can occur in the following ways
  • Media Center-initiated resume
  • Recorder
  • Program Guide
  • User-initiated resume
  • How settings and state are affected

41
Windows XP Media Center Edition Integration
  • Screensavers are disabled in most cases
  • Fast user switching
  • Logging out
  • Administrative credentials
  • Per-user and per-computer settings

42
Windows XP Media Center Edition Integration (2)
  • Volume level
  • Start menu
  • Configuring the regional settings
  • International and extended characters

43
Media Center Onscreen Controls
Windows Media Center Start
Back
Help
  • Navigation toolbar
  • Transport Control toolbar

44
General Settings
45
Support Scenarios
  • CD and DVD copying in Media Center
  • Multiple monitors are not supported
  • Terminal Services and Live TV

46
Additional Resources
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • http//www.microsoft.com/ehome/
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition Tips
  • http//www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/usi
    ng/tips/default.asp
  • Windows XP Newsgroups
  • http//www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/usi
    ng/newsgroups/default.asp
  • Focus On Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • http//www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/expertzone/focu
    son/mediacenteredition.asp
  • Contact your OEM for support
  • HP (United States and Canada)
  • Samsung (Korea)

47
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