In the Microsoft world, Windows Media Player is the dominant software for purchasing, downloading and playing digital music content from websites as well as individual music collections in user-maintained media libraries. It is also the dominant streaming media format offered by several hundred Internet radio stations, as well as over-the-air digital content from other media websites. This book is a heavily illustrated, user-friendly guide to installing and using Windows Media Player and its many features. It covers everything from the content you can find on and with Windows Media Player, to accessing and organizing Windows Media Player-compatible video and audio content on their mobile device as well as on their PC. All chapters will be illustrated with screen captures representative of the processes and features that are being explained.
Russell Shaw is a former rock music critic for national and local publications, and is a prominent digital music and technology book author, blogger and journalist based in Portland, Oregon. His music-related books include "Now Playing: A Guide to the Best Audio and Video on the Web," for RealNetworks; "Starting With MP3" (Premier Press) and "Caution: Music and Video Downloading" (Wiley). He currently writes about convergence and digital content for CNET's ZDNet division.