Windows Media Center Wizardry
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: July 2006

This short cut is a series of "How To " sections, each concentrating on an area of functionality little exploited by typical users, although extremely useful when exposed.

Section 1 Smarter Media Center Configuration
There are smart ways, and not so smart ways, to configure a PC running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Smart configuration means understanding which hardware components best integrate together and how those components should be set up to best deliver their unique set of services. All in all, smarter configuration facilitates a better Media Center experience for everyone.

Section 2 Media Center's Best Kept Secrets
Once the Media Center has been set up and is integrated into the required environment, the next thing a user needs to understand is where the real power of MCE lies. At first glance it's not at all apparent. This section delves into the depths of using and really leveraging the essence of MCE.

Section 3 Taking Media Center to the Next Level
There are, as with most software solutions, things that MCE doesn't do that well (or at all). However, as is the case with all Microsoft platforms, MCE comes with its own API and is highly extensible. Many software developers have augmented the Media Center feature set with new and exciting enhancements that bolster its capabilities. This section details the author's preferences on essential additions to a MCE implementation including information on Xbox, PSP, and the iPod.

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Comments about oreilly Windows Media Center Wizardry:

This publication is a good introduction to some of the areas of Media Center. Some of the parts could have done with having more information in them and going into more details, but to be fair, its only 56 pages. For what it is, its a useful book to have to show you things you may not have known before.

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This book was not what I expected. I hoped the last chapter had some more info about using the MCE SDK, but it only mentioned it. The book mostly covers common settings that experienced users would find out on their own. "Best kept seecrets" is mostly about using the electronic program guide, installing codecs and commonly known add-ins. If you're new to computers and media center this might be might the book for you.

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