Role of Windows® Media Center in Windows® 7
Get to know more about features of Windows Media Center in Windows 7
Media Center is an application in Windows operating system. Using this application you can watch, pause, and record live TV and also listen to your favorite tunes. You can also enjoy online entertainment; you can share or show your photo collection. This application has added features in Windows 7. Windows Media Center is present in Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. With this application you can turn your PC into a powerful TV. It brings your shows and entertainment to a single location. You can watch Internet TV right on your PC whenever and wherever you want. Windows Media Center is an application which can support more global TV standards and tuners, including digital and HD. It can also play popular audio and video formats like 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files. You can record TV shows, music, and video without even storing it in your system. The Home Group feature allows media sharing in any Windows7 PC in your house thereby facilitating easy sharing.
Given below are some of the features of Media Center in Windows 7:
- Copy Remote Content
- Virtual Channels Without TV Tuner
- Turbo Scroll
Copy Remote Content
While browsing multiple libraries or Media Center PCs you may come across a show you like. By using the "make a copy" feature in the Media Center application you can watch it or save it for later. The video will flow to your local HDD and you can watch it after leaving the network unless there isn't any broadcast flag or some other problem.
Virtual Channels Without TV Tuner
One of the new Media concerns is the increased popularity of Internet-based video, YouTube clips and whole TV episodes. DVR functionality is the key to making the most of Media Center. In this application while playing a song, the album art for that track appears with some basic metadata, and all the cover art for every other track you own materializes and drifts in the background. The primary cover art will jump from side to side and top to bottom, so that everything is in constant, fluid motion. This is by virtue of the drifting cover art grid feature of this application.
One of the great features of Media Center application is the chronological turbo scroll. This feature will be handier while you scroll through countless artists in your music collection. By means of this you can you can zip faster to the names. Media Center occupies a pole position in the Start menu. While hovering over the Media Center logo, a list of recently recorded shows will pop up along with several recently used ones. So you can choose the program you want to watch more easily.