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What to look for in Windows 7

Movies in Media Center

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In Windows 7, Media Center adds a new killer feature called Movie Library. Designate the local or network folders that contain movies—ripped in DVD format or as H.264 files—and they’ll display here, along with any movies from your Recorded TV folder. You can even stream ripped DVDs across a network using an Xbox 360 or Media Center Extender.

This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.