A Media Center Extender is a device that can connect to an installation of Windows Media Center over a network in order to stream media and other Media Center functionality to the Extender.

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What Media Extender / Centre Set up should I use?

I have installed cat6 throughout the house which I use for telephony and network. In my cellar I have a NAS Server, gigabit switch and I want to install a Media Centre to stream my video's, music, ...
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Video converter with directory watcher

I have a windows 7 ultimate PC setup as my media server which uses media center to push video/music/tv/etc. to different extenders including dma2100, dma2200. I was trying to find a video conversion ...
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Does a media center extender use the computers video card

I am wondering if the video graphics quality of the streaming computer affects the quality or playback of the extender such as an Xbox360 i.e. would my extender experience be better with a high ...
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How can I transcode a library of DVD Rips into a more compact/accessible format?

I have a hard drive that was filled with DVD copies of movies that I own, used in conjunction with My Movies to allow the children to easily watch the DVDs without having to mess around with and ...
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Some video files not visible on Xbox360 as Media Extender

I have an Xbox 360 as a media extender to a Windows 7 PC. Most files in my PC video library are visible and play on the Xbox, but when I added some downloaded files to the Video folder, they would not ...
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Xbox 360S setup fails as Media Extender for Windows 7 laptop using E2500 Linksys router

I have a Linksys E2500 router, an Xbox 360S, and a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7. When I try to use the Xbox as a media extender for the laptop, it fails when I go through the router with the ...
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Is there an easier way to open ports for the Media Center Extender?

I'm trying to get the Xbox set up as a Media Center Extender and it's not helping that this computer's firewall is cranked up (Windows 7 Home Premium, by the way). I find that I have to open up a ...
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Is it better to add a second video card in Crossfire or replace an aging video card?

I am using Windows Media Center and have come across the ridiculousness that is DRM (ala can't play DVD/Blu Ray from computer through Xbox 360 extender onto the tv). I am looking to do something ...
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wmpnetwork.exe service clogs CPU usage

We have remote locations each with 2 ASUS media extenders that stream from a computer with a shared Media Player library. Lately, several of these locations experience the "wmpnetwork.exe" service ...
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Poor quality when trying to stream a 720p video to XBox 360 using Media Center Extender

I have my XBox 360 set up as a Media Center Extender for my Windows 7 desktop. SD quality avi videos stream fine to my XBox, either though the video library or through Media Center Extender, but when ...
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Windows 7 MCE client server HTPC

My HTPC is downstairs connected to my large screen. I would like to use my desktop upstairs to record over the air HDTV and stream it to the HTPC. I have Windows 7 Professional installed on the ...
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Connecting my XBOX 360 to home network

I am trying to set up my XBOX 360 as a Windows Media Center Extender. I input the code as shown on the XBOX screen, but I get the error message: "Cannot Set Up Extender." This means that the Extender ...
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Is there a way to explore my WHS files via Xbox 360's Media Center app?

I know its a "Console" question but its really more of a Media Center Extender question! I can access the data through the Video/Pictures options, but not through the Media Center App. Also I can ...
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dsm-750: how do I get it to refresh its media?

How do you get the DSM-750 to update its media from network folders (e.g. files contained on the network on a DNS-323 for example) more quickly? It seems like it doesn't perform this operation ...
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Best media player/center that works well with FTP server

Im looking for a Media center/player that lets me connect to my FTP server. This is what I know so far. XBMC is great however its too much of a media center and when working in word its anoyly hard to ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 7 as a media center extender?

I have a media server running Windows 7 in my living room. I have a nettop running Windows 7 in my bedroom. I have an xbox 360 running as a media center extender to my media server so I can watch live ...
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Movie Library on Windows Media Center Extender

I have a share setup on a NAS server with ripped versions of my DVDs. I pointed the Windows 7 version of the Windows Media Center Movie Library feature to the network share and it's able to find and ...
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Is there any Media Centre software for a Mac?

I am thinking about getting a Mac Mini (mainly because of it's form factor) and a 24" iMac. I wish to using both of them as home media centres. (please don't ask why I am getting two.. it's ...
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Windows Media Extender Recording

I intend to use a Windows Home Server (WHS) as a storage medium for my movies and TV programs. Obviously, I will need a machine setup to record TV programs. What I am wondering is if it possible to ...
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Is there a software version of a Windows Media Center Extender? [closed]

Looking for a Windows and/or Mac version of a Windows Media Center Extender. Whatever happened to SoftSled?
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How do I connect Xbox360 to Windows 7 (RC) Windows Media Center?

I have the following setup: Desktop running Windows 7 RC (32-bit) Xbox360 Elite with wireless adapter Both devices are connected to a local wireless network (802.11n Draft 2.0 300Mbps) I went ...
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What is the best Windows Media Center Extender? [closed]

What is the best Windows Media Center Extender? I am debating if I should get an extender or hook directly to my video card. The video card method is going to be a pain to control and many of the ...
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Really slow Xbox 360 as Windows Media Extender

When I set up my XBox 360 as a Windows Media Extender although I can see all the media I have on my Windows Vista PC it is excruciatingly slow to move between albums etc Is there anything I can do to ...