Gadgets, Media and Devices in Windows® 7
Windows 7 has a lot of new features incorporated in it including a boost in multi-media. Windows 7 PCs can stream media to each other. This is possible even across the Internet. A simplified process makes the task easy. When Windows Media Player opens, it simultaneously opens a Stream option on its toolbar. With the Windows Live ID, one can associate other Windows 7 media players on other PCs, in a way allowing remotely access media on a host computer. A minor drawback, however, is that this is allowed only to PCs running Windows 7. Microsoft has also added DivX video support in its native state and along with it Apple QuickTime. Now there will be no need to download Apple resource-hungry QuickTime player. It also supports a VHCD meaning HD capable camcorders will also be supported.
The Windows 7 Media Center also has a smart option to play favorite music, creating a playlist of songs based on the ratings, the number of times they're played, and also the time when they were added. Accessories management of peripherals such as cameras, scanners, printers, and MP3 players is an enjoyable experience with the Device Stage which brings things together, simplifying tasks. The device not only stage theoretically customizable but it does more. Alongside the added addition of a huge photo realistic icon of the peripheral ups the stylish user friendly touch option. One of of Windows Vista largest selling campaigns was its built-in search abilities which made searching documents, files and images on large hard drives quite simple. The real-time file indexing and search capabilities in Windows 7 are a huge improvement over over Windows Vista.
Search results now include file descriptions and previews are also available. Managing files that are distributed over multiple notebook and desktop PCs is common. The Libraries feature in Windows 7 has made this task relatively easier. All the files in several locations on multiple PCs and network drives are available as shortcuts in customizable library folders. It serves to play as a hugely useful way to manage the vast number of photos, music files and documents spread across the various PCs.