The recipes in this chapter provide routines for playing sound files and for displaying video clips and photos. One recipe even demonstrates the "new" functionality of Visual Basic 2005 that commands your computer's internal speaker to emit a system-dependent beep. (That takes us back a few years!) More advanced recipes let you process the JPEG photos from your digital camera. No longer is C++ coding required to manipulate images with respectable speed. Visual Basic programmers now have access to a full set of powerful multimedia-processing features built right into .NET.