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Chapter 8. Other Applications and Accessories > Using Entertainment Accessories

Using Entertainment Accessories

Windows XP includes a few accessories that are featured in the Entertainment subfolder on the Start Menu. These include Windows Media Player, Sound Recorder, and Volume Control. Media Player, which lets you control the playback of various sound and movie formats, is covered in detail in Chapter 29, “Windows Media Player Version 8.” This section covers the use of the Sound Recorder and Volume Control utilities.

Using Sound Recorder

Sound Recorder lets you control the recording and playback of .wav files, a sound format common among all versions of Windows and many other systems. It is a relatively simple utility, as you can tell by the interface shown in Figure 8.3. The buttons across the bottom offer tape recorder–style controls for playing, fast-forwarding, rewinding, stopping, and recording a .wav file. The slider above the buttons lets you position the playback anywhere within the sound file. The position reading to the left of the playback window shows the location in the sound file of what is currently being played, and the length reading to the right shows the total length of the file. A waveform display gives a visual readout of the sound as it plays.


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