Keeping Windows Media Center Alive Without Microsoft

Jan 16, 2014 by

Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Media Center, but this community hasn't! Mark Terborg offers his opinions on how the community can keep this beloved product alive.

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Xbox One: The Xbox that Doesn’t Do Media Center

Sep 4, 2013 by

Today Microsoft confirmed what we had unfortunately suspected for months: the Xbox One will not work as a Windows Media Center Extender. What led up to this, and what does this say for Microsoft's consumer entertainment strategy going forward?

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First Look: Media Center Cast – A Chromecast Plug-In for Windows...

Aug 23, 2013 by

A new plug-in enables the ability to Chromecast to a Windows Media Center. No extra hardware is required. We go hands-on, and we're excited about the results!

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[UPDATED:] Using Pandora on an HTPC [Blocked]

Jun 13, 2013 by

Pandora recently released an HTML 10-foot interface for the Xbox 360. While it's not intended to work on other devices just yet, we have a workaround that will let you (finally) add Pandora to your home theater PC!

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Media Center Quick Tip – View Your iCloud Photo Stream in Media Center...

Feb 8, 2013 by

It's a little known fact that Windows users can enjoy the benefits of Apple's Photo Stream and iCloud. In this quick tip, we'll show you how to add Photo Stream to your Windows Media Center experience.

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Is CinemaNow Gone from Window Media Center?

Dec 30, 2012 by

We thought CinemaNow's adoption of UltraViolet would finally bring UV to Media Center. NOT SO FAST! Even though there's a tile for it in Media Center on Windows 8, CinemaNow's Media Center add-in appears to be dead, dead, dead.

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Ripping DVDs for Windows Media Center

Jul 3, 2012 by

We’ve been through, what seems like, about 497 million different options for ripping a DVD collection for use in a home theater PC.  DVDs are one form of media that we thought this community had really started to move away from as Blu-ray and streaming media has really taken off over the...

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Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Upgrade Under $40

Jul 2, 2012 by

Microsoft has announced an initial upgrade pricing promotion for Windows 8 Pro: $39.99!

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Add Windows Media Center to Window 8 Release Preview

Jun 1, 2012 by

Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview doesn't include Media Center, but these instructions will show you how to install it.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Finding Protected Recorded TV Files

May 12, 2012 by

This Windows Media Center Quick Tip shows you how to easily find out which of your Recorded TV shows are copy-protected.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Syncing Windows Phone Camera Roll to Media Ce...

Apr 28, 2012 by

Use SkyDrive on your Media Center PC to view photographs that are automatically uploaded from your Windows Phone.

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Using a TiVo Slide Remote with Windows Media Center

Apr 27, 2012 by

Wouldn't the TiVo sliding keyboard remote be great if you could use it with Windows Media Center? Well now you can have all of that keyboard goodness and still use the best DVR on the planet: Windows Media Center. Let us show you step-by-step how to configure this keyboard + remote with Media Center.

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