With Your Computer.
Music: One of the simplest and most enjoyable uses, is as a library of music. Using applications such as Windows Media Player or the iTunes Player (it does work on a PC).
With media players you can copy from a CD or other source, organise your music, create your own playlists, download music to your computer and/or a portable player. You can also display display a visualizer. A visualizer creates a display of sound to light and movement.
See our post The Magnetosphere visualizer.
Music can be downloaded (and paid for) as single tracks and you can usually hear a sample before deciding. Many people use the iTunes store, but you don’t have to. There are many download sites. Most have back-catalogues.
There are varying qualities of download. Many say that 256kb/s is sufficent. Others seek 320 kbs. To find out who supplies what, click on :
Games: There are many games available on CD and on the net. Some games can be played with other internet users. For instance as part of a cyber world that other users also inhabit. You can also acquire such applications as Microsoft’s Flight Simulator which is a genuine flight tutorial. You will neeed to purchase a joystick for such appications.