Videos Library Bringing all your videos under one roof can be helpful when they are distributed over several partitions or hard disks. The Videos library can become that “roof” for your collection. Videos library maintains links to all the folders that you add to it. Thus, the space used on the drive is essentially the same as earlier; but the advantage is that now you can access all your audio files from a single place. Open the library from Windows Explorer’s tree pane. It is located under “Libraries”. The library thus opened displays the contents of all the folders included in it. In order to manage the library folders, go to Manage → Manage Library. This opens a small window that lists all the folders contained in the library. You can add or remove the library folders from here. Windows provides Video Tools, through which you can
- Play selected videos directly from the library.
- Choose a device through which to play the selected videos.
- Add the selected videos to a playlist.
Video AppNow that you have collected your videos at one place, you need something to play them. Video app is a perfect choice for that, as it uses Videos Library as its data source. However, the app doesn’t stop at playing locally stored videos. It is a one-stop shop to purchase series/movies from Marketplace. To launch the app, click on Video tile in the Start Screen. The app will automatically read the Videos Library. Video app can logically be divided into two regions.
- My Videos Region lists the content read from the Videos Library, as well as the series/movies purchased from the Marketplace. Once you buy some series episode or a movie in the Marketplace, it is listed in the My Videos section.
- Marketplace Region – This includes the “Movie Marketplace” and “TV Marketplace” sections of Video app. Both these sections list movies and TV Series respectively, from the Marketplace.