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The next tab is about outputting multimedia content:

So you can specify the player from which the track info, time parameters, etc. are to be read. If a player is not installed in the system, it appears as inactive in the list. However, it is not as simple as it seems. For example, Winamp remained unrecognized even after we had installed it on the computer:

So the developers still have some work to do yet. Talking about software flaws, there is a funny thing in the media mode. If you’ve got a virtual CD/DVD drive in your system, you may forget about the Eject button on the remote control because when you press this button the system will be ejecting the virtual drive tray, totally ignoring the real drive (even though the files from the inserted disc are loaded into the player automatically).

The system works well with its included player, of course, and shows you something like that:

There are few settings on the System Information tab:

And these are all simple checkboxes. The user can choose to output only the parameters he/she wants to see (like the processor type – if you are really deeply fond of that little piece of silicon inside your PC) and disable all the rest. Here are some examples.

CPU information:

It’s type, frequency, usage. The latter is quite a useful parameter indeed. Then, you can see how much memory you have in total and how much of it is in use. The memory usage is also reported, in percent:

 
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