You'll love the music home page because it gives you quick access to music videos, music news and lots of tunes. For instance, you'll find lots of musical choices on Internet radio. Tune in to more than 1000 Internet radio stations on your television's surround-sound stereo system. You'll find music for every mood. If you have a broadband home network, you can play Windows Media-compatible music files from your PC, and create song lists to play in order or at random. What's more, if you purchase Windows Media-compatible music and download it to a PC, you'll be able to play it back on your MSN TV 2 Player if it's connected to a home network.
With a broadband connection, a whole new experience comes to you with the MSN TV service. For example, video news clips appear on your home page, updated during each day. Or watch Windows Media-compatible videos saved on your home network. You can also browse or use the MSN Video service (see next paragraph) to find more Internet videos and play them on TV.
MSN Video is a free service that lets you select video clips from categories such as News, Entertainment, Sports, Weather, and Living. Choose multiple Windows Media-compatible video clips and combine them to create playlists that you can watch at your leisure. If you've been away all day, it's a fast and easy way to catch up on the latest news and entertainment. Check "Monday Night Football" highlights or watch new movie previews and music videos on windowsmedia.com. Video clips can be controlled and viewed at full screen.
Windows Media Audio and Video as well as Macromedia Flash 7 content are supported by the MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player. The quality you see is based on how it is encoded, as well as the speed of your connection.
For consumers with a broadband home network connection, this is one way you can enhance your existing Internet connection—sit back and enjoy Internet digital media on your home entertainment system. You can even hide the video portion of a file while still playing the audio.
MSN TV supports the following file formats:
Audio: AIFF, AU, WAV, WMA, MP3, ASX, SND, AU
Video: ASF, MPEG, WMV, MPG, ASX