Media Center in Windows 7 is great for ripping DVDs

I have invested a lot of time and storage space ripping whole DVDs to my computer.  This worked out great, because there is a hidden feature in Windows Vista Media Center for viewing DVDs that have been ripped to hard drives.  This worked pretty well, but reveling the menu required changing a value in the registry, and the feature wasn’t very polished, which is likely why it was hidden in the first place.  Things have changed in the Windows 7 Beta.

Now there is a “movies” menu front and center in Media Center’s start menu.
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