Music player

Music player
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Music player
©Slack 2014
Bob Caddell
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Table of Contents
Play a Music CD ............................................................................. 2
Play a Music CD .......................................................................... 2
Skip a Track ............................................................................... 3
Pause and Resume Play ............................................................... 3
Turn on Visualisations.................................................................. 3
Turn off the visualisation .............................................................. 3
Stop Play ................................................................................... 5
Play another song ....................................................................... 5
Repeat the CD ............................................................................ 6
Random. .................................................................................... 6
Rip an Entire CD. ........................................................................ 7
Rip Selected Tracks ..................................................................... 9
Burn Music Files to a CD ............................................................ 10
Remove a track from the library ................................................. 12
Navigate the Music Library ......................................................... 12
Buy an album ........................................................................... 13
Play music .................................................................................. 14
Start Music ............................................................................... 14
Control the Music Playback ......................................................... 14
Play Songs randomly ................................................................. 15
Create a playlist ........................................................................ 15
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Play a Music CD
You can play music CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player. When you
first insert an audio disc in your computers optical drive, Windows asks
what action you want to perform with audio CDs, you can tell it to play
them using Windows Media Player. The CD appears in the Now Playing
window. If you have an Internet connection, you will see the name of
each track as well as other track data as long as the data is in the
Microsoft database. You can control some playback options using the Now
Playing window, but you can also switch to the Media Player library for
more options.
Play a Music CD
1. Insert a music CD into your computer’s optical drive.
Windows displays an audio CD notification.
2. Click the
notification.
Windows displays a list of actions you can take when you insert an audio
CD.
3. Click Play audio
CD.
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The Windows Media Player Now Playing window appears and begins
playing the audio CD.
Skip a Track
4. Click Next to skip
to the next track.
5. Click Previous to
skip to the previous
track.
Pause and Resume
Play
6. Click Pause.
Windows Media Player
pauses playback.
7. Click Play.
Windows Media Player resumes playback where you left off.
Turn on Visualisations.
1. Right click the Now
Playing window.
2. Click Visualisations to
see a list of
visualisation
categories. Click a
category and then click
the visualisation you
want to use.
The visualisation you wanted is now shown on the screen.
Turn off the visualisation
1. right click on the
media player screen
2. Hover over visualisation
and choose no
visualisation.
The visualisation will
disappear.
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Windows Media Player has a graphic equaliser you can adjust for your
own sound.
To display it.
1. Right click the
Now Playing
window
2. Click
Enhancements.
3. Click Graphic
equaliser.
To choose a
predefined set of
levels, click
Default, and then
click a preset
value such as Rock
or Classical.
Alternatively,
you can use the
sliders to set
your own audio
levels.
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Stop Play
3. Click Stop.
Windows Media
Player stops
playback.
If you click Play
after clicking Stop,
the current song
starts over again.
4. Click Switch to Library to open the Windows Media Player library
window.
The Library window appears.
Play another song
5. In the details
pane, double
click the song
you want to
play.
Windows Media Player begins playing the song.
This area displays the current song title, the album title, and song
composer (if one is listed).
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Repeat the CD
6. Click Turn
Repeat On.
Windows Media
Player restarts the
CD after the last
track finishes
playing.
Random.
Play Songs
Randomly
7. Click Turn
Shuffle On.
Windows Media Player shuffles the order of play.
To turn off Shuffle from the Now Playing window, press shuffle icon.
You can configure the Now Playing window so that it stays on top of any
other window that you have open on your desktop. This enables you to
control the
playback no matter
what other
programs are
running on your
PC.
1. Right click
the Now
Playing
window.
2. Click Always
show Now
Playing on top.
Windows Media Player tries to gather information about the album from
the Internet. If it cannot find song titles, it displays track numbers
instead. To add your own titles, right click each song title you want to
change, click Edit, type your text, and press enter.
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You can add tracks from a music CD to the library in Windows Media
Player. This enables you to listen to an album without having to put the
CD into your optical drive each time. The process of adding tracks from a
CD is called ripping, in Windows. You can either rip an entire CD directly
from the Now Playing window, or rip selected tracks using the library. You
can also use the tracks to create your own playlists and to create your
own CDs.
Rip an Entire CD.
Quality of the copies.
The bit rate is measured in kilobits per second (Kbps); the higher the
value, the higher the quality, but the more disk space each track takes
up.
1. Click Rip
Settings.
2. Click Audio
Quality in
the menu
that appears,
and then click
the value
you want.
Format.
You can choose the format you want to rip to.
1. Click Rip
Settings.
2. Move you
mouse down
to format
and from the
flyout menu
choose what
you want to
rip to.
I have chosen
mp3 as it will be
the smallest size
file and resonable quality. You must also be aware of the player that you
play it back on must be able to play mp3 files.
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1. Insert a CD into your computer’s optical drive.
The Now Playing window appears.
2. Click
Rip CD.
Windows
Media Player
begins ripping
the entire CD.
The first time you rip a cd, you will see the Rip options window appear.
You can
choose to
keep or
discard any
protection
on the cd, I
have
discarded
any
protection.
You must
also agree
you are
aware of
piracy.
Click okay to proceed.
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Rip Selected Tracks.
1. Insert a CD into your computer’s optical drive.
If the Now Playing window appears, click Switch to Library.
Windows Media
Player displays a
list of the CD’s
tracks.
2. Click the CD
tracks that
you do not
want to
copy (they
are the
tracks
without the
ticks).
3. Click Rip
CD.
Windows Media Player begins copying the track or tracks.
The Rip Status column displays the copy progress.
After each
file is copied,
the Rip
Status
column
displays a
Ripped to
library
message.
The copy is complete when all the tracks you selected display the Ripped
to library status.
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Burn Music Files to a CD
Insert a blank CD into your computer’s recordable CD drive.
Click the Burn tab.
The Burn list appears.
Notice the amount of time appears here.
Drag tracks from the library and drop them inside the Burn list.
Repeat above to add more files to the Burn list.
Click import playlist.
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Windows Media Player adds the files to the Burn list.
Windows Media Player updates the approximate time remaining on the
disc.
Click Start burn.
Windows Media Player converts the files to CD tracks and copies them to
the CD.
The Burn tab shows the progress of the burn.
When the recording is complete, Windows Media Player automatically
ejects the disc. Do not attempt to eject the disc yourself before the
burn is finished.
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Remove a track from the library
In the library.
1. Click Music.
2. Click Album.
3. Double click
the album that
you ripped to
display a list
of the tracks.
Right click the
track that you
want to
remove.
4. Click Delete in the menu that appears.
The track is deleted.
Navigate the Music Library
Before you can work with your songs and albums, you need to locate
them on your PC. You do that by using the Music app to open the
Windows Music library, which is a special folder designed specifically for
storing digital music. You can also use the Music app to purchase
commercial albums or songs.
1. On the Start screen, click Music.
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The Music app loads.
2. Click
Collection.
The Music library appears.
3. Click a music category.
The music in that
category
appears.
You can click the
down arrow
and then click a
sort order for the
category.
Buy an album
You can use the Xbox Music Store to purchase albums.
1. Use the Search box to look for the artist or album title.
2. Click Explore, and locate the album.
3. Click the album and then click Buy album.
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Play music
If you want to listen to music while using your PC and your PC has either
built in or connected speakers, you can use the Music app to play tunes
from your Music library. The Music app offers several features for
controlling the music playback. You can also play albums, artists, and
songs in random order and play albums and artists repeatedly.
Start Music
1. Use the Music app to display your music.
Open the music app
from the start screen.
Look in the Music
Library to find the
music you want.
2. Click the album
that contains the
music you want
to play.
The Music app opens
the item and displays
a list of songs.
3. Click Play.
You can also click a song and then click Play.
Control the Music Playback
When you play music, the Music app displays the playback controls.
Click Pause to stop
and restart the
playback.
Click and drag the
scrubber to rewind
or fast-forward the
current song.
Click Next to jump to
the next song.
Click Previous to
return to the
beginning of the
current song. Click again to jump to the previous song.
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To control the volume, click Volume and then click and drag the black
square to the level you want.
Play Songs
randomly
To start this
feature, start
playing the
album or artist,
click Shuffle.
Create a playlist
A playlist is a collection of songs that you make. A playlist can include
audio tracks you ripped from a music CD, songs downloaded from the
Internet, or music purchased through the Xbox Music Store. You can use
the Music app to create customised playlists that include only the songs
you want to hear.
1. Click new
playlist.
Music prompts you
to name the new
playlist.
2. Type a name
for the new
playlist.
3. Click Save.
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1. Right click the song that you want to add to the playlist.
2. Click Add to.
3. Click the name
of your
playlist.
Music adds the song
to the playlist.
4. Click the
playlist.
Music displays a list
of the songs you
added.
5. Click Play to listen to the playlist.
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To delete a song
from the playlist,
right click the
song and then
click Remove
from playlist.
When Music asks
you to confirm,
click Delete.
To delete a playlist, right click the playlist and then click delete.
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