Multimedia

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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    Burning an Audio Disc
You can use your system to create audio CDs that you can listen to in other places, such as your car. You just have to understand how to use the tools that Windows provides for this purpose.

    Grabbing a Screen Shot
There are times that a picture is worth a thousand words. When you need to capture a picture of what is on your screen, Windows 8 makes it easier than ever before.

    Moving the Pictures Library
The Pictures folder is one of several system libraries created in Windows by default. This library is specifically optimized to hold image files. This tip tells you how to move it from the default location to a place you may prefer.

    Moving the Videos Library
The Videos folder is one of several system libraries created in Windows by default. This library is specifically optimized to hold digital videos. This tip tells you how to move it from the default location to a place you may prefer.

    Playing DVDs On Your System
Playing DVDs on your system could be as simple as merely inserting the disc into the drive. But at worst, it's only one click away.

    Scanning Pictures with a Scanner
If all you have is a hardcopy picture, you can still digitize it by using a scanner. This tip gives a high-level description of how this could be done.

    Transferring Pictures from a Camera
Transferring pictures from a camera to your computer may be simpler than you think. This tip describes the process.

    Transferring Pictures from a Memory Card
Transferring pictures from a memory card to your computer may be simpler than you think. This tip describes the process.

    Understanding ISO Images
ISO images are great for archival and portability. An ISO image is a file on your hard drive that represents an optical drive. This tip explains a bit about these images.

    Understanding the Videos Folder
The Videos folder is one of several system libraries created in Windows by default. This library is specifically optimized to hold digital videos. This tip tells you about it.

    Understanding Types of CDs
There are several types of Compact Discs on the market. This tip explains the various types and how you might use them.

    Understanding Types of DVDs
There are several types of DVDs on the market. This tip explains the various types and how you might use them.

    Understanding Windows Slide Show
If you have folders containing pictures, you may want to display them in a slide show. This tip explains how to do it.

    Using the Sound Recorder
Over the years Windows has included many accessories you can use for a variety of purposes. One of the more arcane accessories allows you to record a sound file and save it to your system.

    Using Windows DVD Maker
You can use the built-in DVD Maker to create slide shows and views of your own photographs and videos. This tip tells you how.

    Using Windows with a Projector
If you want to show what's on your computer screen through a projector so that others can see it, the process is about as simple as connecting a cable. This tip explains the details.

    Working with ISO Files
ISO files provide a digital copy of what is stored on an optical disc. Windows allows you to treat these files as if they were actual discs. Here's how that works.

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