Steele wrote:
But this is all predicated on the assumption that the Library will have the appropriate metadata.

How will we be able to add the proper metadata to thousands of video files?  Are there steps being taken to automate this process for NON-DRM enabled media?  I am sure you can already get ID3 and EXIF Information, but I am specifically wondering about videos or other files that do not have a standard of embedded metadata.

For instance will there be BUILT-IN search mechanisms that can go retrieve cover art from the internet, etc.


Windows Media Player can do all of this already, so it will be certainly possible with WinFS. DRM has nothing to do with it.