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WindowsXP Digital Music For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-8472-5
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312 pages
November 2004
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Introduction 1

Part I: Playing Music on Windows XP 7

Chapter 1: Are You XPerienced? 9

Chapter 2: Wiring Your Computer for Sound 25

Chapter 3: Basic Operations 45

Chapter 4: Windows XP Media Center Edition 57

Part II: Making Windows XP Your Digital Jukebox 65

Chapter 5: Stalking the Wild Jukebox Software 67

Chapter 6: Ripping Music Files from CDs, DVDs, and More 89

Chapter 7: Buying Songs at the 99-Cent Store 105

Chapter 8: Radio Station WNXP 127

Part III: Goin’ Mobile: Taking Your Songs on the Road 139

Chapter 9: Choosing an Okay Player 141

Chapter 10: Feed Me, Seymour! Transferring Songs to Your Portable Audio Player 159

Part IV: Quiet in the Studio 169

Chapter 11: Building Your Studio 171

Chapter 12: Laying Down a Few Tracks 189

Chapter 13: Recording, Looping, and Editing 205

Chapter 14: Mixing the Music 225

Chapter 15: Finishing Up Your Song 233

Part V: The Part of Tens 237

Chapter 16: Ten Valuable Ways to Tune-Up Your Digital Music 239

Chapter 17: Ten Legal Download Sites 245

Chapter 18: Ten Download-Friendly Artists 249

Chapter 19: Ten Songs You’ll Never Want to Download 253

Chapter 20: Ten Digital Music Toys for the Truly Geeky 257

Chapter 21: Ten non–Windows XP Sources for Digital Music 261

Chapter 22: Ten Other Ways You Can Use Windows XP for Music 265

Appendix A: Glossary 269

Appendix B: Cutting the Wires to Your Music 275

Index 279

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