You can use Microsoft® Windows Media® Player 10 to play and organize digital media files on your computer and on the Internet. In addition, you can use the Player to play, rip, and burn CDs; play DVDs and VCDs; and synchronize your music, videos, and your favorite recorded TV shows to portable devices, such as portable digital audio players, Pocket PCs, and Portable Media Centers.

You can also find and purchase digital media content on the Internet by visiting the Online Stores area of the Player.

This section covers:

· System requirements. Describes the hardware and software required to use Windows Media Player 10.

· Common tasks. Highlights some of the most basic tasks that you can accomplish with the Player.

· Player areas and buttons. Describes the primary user interface elements of the Player, including the playback controls and the information display areas.

· Using the Player Help system. Describes how to use the Player Help system.

Windows Media Player Help contains basic information on how to use your Windows Media Player. Several other resources are available on the Internet for specific help needs:

· Windows Media Player Online ( Contains content tailored for beginners and can help you use the Player to discover, play, and take your digital media anywhere.

· Troubleshooting ( Contains links to a variety of support resources, including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and the Windows Media Player newsgroup.

· Windows Media Knowledge Center ( Contains an extensive collection of books, articles, videos, and technical documents that showcase Windows Media tools and technologies. The Knowledge Center is a one-stop shopping center for all your Player information needs.