A media center/centre is an audio-visual software application or a dedicated hardware device for such use - usually in a home environment where media can be played through the local network, web or from storage mediums.

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Hp tablet TX2001au Media Center Features on Vista home Premium

I got a Hp tablet TX2001au with Windows Vista Home premium 32 bit. It has media center features too. But I rarely use it and they hog all the recourses. But Vista loads all the services to support ...
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Slow Media Center Interface after Resume

I have a Media Center PC connected to 52" LCD screen via HDMI. The problem I have is that even though I have high end specs on the box, the Media Center interface is slow and sluggish specially the ...
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Help: Best way to do a TV-out in 7300GT Nvidia video card?

I'm planning to recycle my old PC and build a Media Center using an open-source (C#) software called MediaPortal. My old PC has a GeForce 7300GT with a TV-out plug built-in. When I tested it last ...
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PC BluRay - Multichannel HD Audio output

When playing a BluRay movie on a PC (any OS, Mac/Win/Linux), I have some questions about audio output: When playing a BluRay disc on the PC using a BluRay player program, can it decode the ...
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Considerations for keyboard with integrated mouse for HTPC dedicated to the TV?

I have just dedicated a computer to my living room TV, to watch Hulu, movies, etc. You can think of it as a Media Center TV but I hardly use Media Center itself. What features would distinguish a ...
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Where to create a shared media folder?

I'd like to place all my family's media in one shared folder for everyone to use from any computer. Whether it's a PC or home server. What is more appropriate: Create it in my home folder ...
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Free media center PC software which runs on Windows XP

Is there something which may: Play music, at the very least in MP3-format Play video in various codec's Helps in recording video of shows from TV through a TV-in card Helps in organizing music 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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720p signal from Mac Mini isn't centered on TV?

I have a Mac Mini as my media center machine, and it's outputing 720p over a DVI to HDMI cable, to my TV. The image is vertically centered, but it's shifted to the left almost completely. Is there ...
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Join two h.264 movie files, merging chapters?

I have two h.264 encoded .m4v files, generated with Handbrake 0.9.3. They used the same Handbrake preset. How can I merge the two files into one movie, and do I need to do anything special to preserve ...
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How do you back up multiple terabytes of data?

While asking this question about a home NAS, Matt Rogish questioned my backup strategy for all this encoded video, and I had no answer. It seems that burning DVDs would be very time consuming. Also, ...
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What’s the best way to stream video from my computer to my TV? (preferably wirelessly)

Basically I have a bunch of AVI's and such sitting around. In the past I've used an svideo/5mm [computer side] to RCA [TV side] wire that basically makes the TV act as a monitor and uses the TV as ...
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What's a good computer and software for a media PC? [closed]

I'd like to know what some good computers are to use as a media PC. I'm open to buying something outright, but my budget caps out at about $350 US. I'm also open to building something if that makes ...
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Is there a free Aussie TV guide for the mac similar to FreeEPG

I am thinking to use EyeTV on my mac instead of vista for recording TV. On Windows you can use FreeEPG instead of the paid IceTV guide service. Is there equivalent software on the mac that gets the ...
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What are my options for a multi-Terabyte home NAS? [closed]

I've got alot of DVDs and have been slowly ripping, encoding, and tagging them and I've nearly filled my WD MyBook 1TB. I'm estimating that I've got about 1.5 or 2Tb to go to complete my current ...
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Controller Device for Media Center Computer

I am in the process of deciding on what to choose a a controller for a Media Center Computer. I have seen the question Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac but it ...
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Idiots Guide to Setting Up Myth TV?

I want to build a MythTV back end. I don't want to compile things if I can help it, and I'd like to know what hardware will work with the cable system in the US. Are there any guides to building a ...
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Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac?

I've got a Mac Mini as my home entertainment machine, and I'm currently using a regular wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I don't really have a great mousing surface, so I'd like to use something ...