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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HDMI video card with sound?

Building a media center PC here, are there any video cards that will output HDMI with sound? Ideally I'd like to run just the one HDMI cable. Is this possible? If not what is the best solution right ...
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Getting the most out of a Mac mini as a media center

I own an old Mac mini from 2006 (maybe early 2007). It's got an Intel Core Solo 32-bits CPU and 512 MB RAM. 160 GB HDD. The GPU is an integrated chip… Currently, my Mini is sitting under my LCD TV ...
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TV video constantly skips 1/2 second, plays 1 second; green on bottom

I just got DirecTV. It worked for a day, but now the TV video constantly skips 1/2 second, then plays 1 second. Also, the bottom 5th of the screen is solid green. The audio does not skip. I tried ...
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Media Center keeps re-recording movies (not listed in “Series”)

When I record a movie in Windows Media Center, it records it again every time it shows up in the Guide listings again - days, weeks, or months later. The movies are not listed as a Series (Recorded ...
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Media Center TV - pauses 3/4 second, plays 3/4 second - continuous loop

SYMPTOMS: Watching TV on Media Center - the video (not the audio) pauses 3/4 second, plays 3/4 second, pauses 3/4 second - continuous loop. The bottom 5th of the screen is solid green (a rectangle ...
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Error - “IR Hardware not detected” - but it's installed/working

I am trying to do: Settings->TV->Set up TV signal. During this process I am getting the error "IR Hardware not detected." With the remote, I can select the "try again" button (to re-detect) and it ...
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How can I send audio from a Linux box to a Mac?

I have a Mac mini connected to my TV and sound system. I would like to use it as an audio 'server' in the sense that it will receive network audio and play it to the speakers. My client is a Linux ...
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My devices cannot see my dlna media center

I installed XBMC on my iMac to host as a media center. I enabled UPnP in XBMC. However my BD player cannot see any media center (it can see the Mac as a computer). I know the BD player support dlna. ...
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Equivilent to STRM files in Windows?

I've been working with XBMC lately and having fun learning about all the features it has. One major feature I found is the ability to add files from the Internet using a text file with the URL of the ...
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Samsung Series 6 smart TV and Window Media Centre

How does one stream Windows Media Centre to a Samsung Series 6 Smart TV? I am wanting to show my and play music which is on WMC in my den to my TV in the living room along which the picture slide ...
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media center for school

I have a problem with delivery quantities of videos throughout the school where I work in Thailand. Frankly, internet here is permanently miserable and unreliable, so YouTube, as great as it is, is ...
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Is there a way to get the free Windows 8 media center upgrade for a license that has yet to be installed?

The upgrade adviser told me my computer was compatible. I bought the upgrade, downloaded and found out it wouldn't install. My computer is too old, missing some CPU feature (NX if my memory serves, ...
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How to play multi-channel sound (from PC) on music center

Music center have 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer. But has only 2-ch AUX IN (means sound from PC plays only on two speakers). There is a way to play sound from PC on 5 speakers? Maybe I can enable ...
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Long distance wifi for media cloud

I'm wanting to set up a long distance wifi and put a media computer on it. I'd like to have two routers one that is my home network and then the second one would broadcast the long distance wifi, and ...
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Windows 7 / Media Center lock problem

we have a Win7 with Media Center that is connected to a large screen. It displays a corporate slideshow near the coffeemachine. When the computer is started it automatically logs in and starts the ...