Synopses & Reviews
Great Digital Media with Windows XP focuses on the new digital media integration features in Windows XP, such as digital photography, digital audio/music, and digital movies.
Windows XP is the ultimate companion for any user that wants to integrate digital media into their lifestyle. And Great Digital Media with Windows XP will explain how it works, for both new and experienced users alike. Specifically, Windows XP makes it easy for any level of user to acquire, organize, manage, and share photographs on their computer, through scanners and direct connections to digital cameras. The book describes how to use the base OS tools for controlling digital cameras, sharing photographs on digital cameras without first moving them to the hard drive, and a variety of image editing tools. Windows XP also integrates with third-party photo printing services from Ofoto and Kodak so that users can make regular prints from their digital camera. For digital audio lovers, Windows XP makes it possible to rip music from CDs in MP3 or Windows Media formats, store and organize digital music, and record audio mix CDs, and Great Digital Media with Windows XP demonstrates how to do this step-by-step. Windows XP also includes tools discussed in the book for acquiring digital or analog video on the computer, adding titles and transitions, and saving the completed productions in a digital format that can be shared via the Web or e-mail.
Experience Digital Photos, Music, and Video with Windows XP Windows XP comes with an impressive array of tools to help you experience digital photos, music, and video. In this one-of-a-kind guide, Windows expert Paul Thurrott shows you step by step how to make the most of these multimedia tools. From printing photos to playing music to sharing videos, he delivers all the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to get digital with Windows XP. Discover How to Scan Photos, Rip CDs, Edit Videos, and More!
* Organize your digital photos and images
* Print great-looking photos
* Scan photos or import them from a digital camera
* Customize Windows Media Player for Windows XP
* Tune in to Internet radio stations
* Manage and share digital music files
* Copy your music CDs into your computer
* Create your own music or data CDs
* Shoot a movie using a digital camcorder
* Edit your footage using Windows Movie Maker
* Add titles, transitions, and voice-overs
* Transfer your movie to a Pocket PC
"I hope you enjoy this book the way I have - and urge you to try out the new digital-media experiences in Windows XP for yourself." -Sean Alexander, Technical Product Manager for Microsoft's Windows Digital Media Division www.hungryminds.com
About the Author
Paul Thurrott is the News Editor for Windows 2000 Magazine and Connected Home Express Magazine. He writes about digital audio for Connected Home and also contributes to a number of online newsletters and Web sites that focus on Windows. His books include Visual InterDev 6 Unleashed and Cascading Style Sheets: A Primer.
Table of Contents
PART I: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.
Chapter 1: Managing Photos and Images.
Chapter 2: Using a Scanner with Windows XP.
Chapter 3: Using a Digital Camera with Windows XP.
PART II: Music to Your Ears.
Chapter 4: Playing Digital Music.
Chapter 5: Configuring and Tuning Windows Media Player for Windows XP.
Chapter 6: Managing and Sharing Digital Music.
Chapter 7: Rip: Copying Audio and Data CDs.
Chapter 8: Burn: Creating Audio and Data CDs.
PART III: Baby, You're a Movie Star.
Chapter 9: Playing and Managing Videos.
Chapter 10: Raw Footage: Taking Home Movies.
Chapter 11: Creating Digital Videos with Windows Movie Maker.
PART IV: Working with the Outside World.
Chapter 12: Internet Explorer Digital-Media Features.
Chapter 13: Working with Portable Devices.
Chapter 14: Communicating with Windows Messenger.