Windows Media Center is a Home Theater program that comes with most versions of Windows Vista and 7.

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Resume watching recorded TV on a different WMC machine while it is still being recorded

In one room, I have a Win7 HTPC with a Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe. In another room, I have a Win7 Intel NUC that has a network share to access the HTPC. I have setup Windows Media Center on both machines ...
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WMC Error for one user profile in WIndows 8.1

I am running a fully patched Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit OS. I am trying to set up a user account for my son to utilize parental controls. But when I open Windows Media Center in his newly created ...
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Mirroring Windows Media Center video

I use Windows 7 Media Center for our primary TV watching. I'd like to mirror the display to our Windows 8 kitchen laptop. How can I do this? I've looked into VNC, but every server I've found ...
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How to get WMP12 and WMC to acknowledge multiple artists of single mp3 files?

When I play mp3 files using WMP12 only the first artist from the contributing artists field of the mp3 file is displayed. Also, when I search for songs by artist using Windows Media Center only the ...
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Removing Netflix From WMC8 And Adding Online Libraries?

I just installed Media Center on my 8.1 Pro laptop earlier and I am trying to figure a few things out. I looked for a good online guide to MC but I couldn't find one... First question, how do I get ...
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Install ONLY Media Center On 8.1 Laptop With 8.1 Pro ISO?

I have a Dell laptop that came with Windows 8.1. (I guess it's not an "update" since it came with 8.1 out of the box.) I just purchase a legitimate version of Windows 8.1 Pro (student) edition from ...
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Windows media center Extender Error

I recently brought a new computer and when i try to link my Xbox 360 to my external hard drive using windows media centers extender option (what everyone uses) but i get this error after 2 steps and ...
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Windows Media Center/Windows Media Player CPU usage high for some users, others are fine

Two user accounts on a Windows 8.1 HTPC with a Core i5 cpu, both ordinary user accounts, no elevated privileges. One is fine, but the other account will spike CPU to 80% to cause core temp to get very ...
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Netflix Windows Media Center Plugin Missing Windows 8.1

Due to various reasonings I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I also purchased the Media Center addon from MS. On Windows 7 I had Netflix for Media Center, in Windows 8.1 I cannot seem to download/find ...
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Downgrade Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center to Windows 8.1 Pro

I built my own computer, and bought a copy of Windows 8 Pro about a year ago. Entered my product key and everything during setup, went smoothly. When Windows 8.1 came out I upgraded through the ...
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How do I play movies from the Google Play store in WMC?

I saw an ad indicating Game Of Thrones Season 4 is available on Google Play today. I have a Windows Media Centre based HTPC. Is there any way I can watch Google Play content from within WMC?
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Windows Media Center Goes to the Wrong Channel

I use Windows Media Center (on Win 7) and an Amino cable box at my TV to record programs and watch TV. (Like this picture) http://i.stack.imgur.com/q6slc.jpg I have an HP IR remote sensor that came ...
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HDCP Support Required

I have Windows 7 Media center running on my laptop which is connected to the TV via HDMI to HDMI which uses an HD Homerun Prime with a Comcast cable card with tuner adapter. It was working great until ...
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How to Stop Windows Media Center remote from controlling XBox 360 *AND* XBMC?

I have an XBMC PC (Windows 7) setup to my TV, along with an XBox 360. As to be expected the remote control sends signals to both the Xbox and XBMC PC, which is problematic as I will sometimes go back ...
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How do I configure which programs are used for DLNA streaming?

I am currently experimenting with streaming music, photos and videos from my Android tablet to my Windows 7 Media Center. I am using Flipps and Skifta on Android to test a bit around. When streaming ...
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Transferring .wtv files from Windows 8 Pro Media Center to OS X

Does anyone have a good way to do this using only OS X tools? That is, I have a Windows 8 Pro box that has 1 job and 1 job only, record TV shows from it's cableCARD onto its hard drive. The mac can ...
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Play WTV files on non-media center PC?

I have a Home Theater PC (HTPC) running Windows 7 Media Center. I'm using SiliconDust CableCard adapters to record programming like a DVR. Works great! I'd like to view some of the recorded programs ...
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Why does media centre remote power button shut down instead of sleeping?

I just upgraded my Elonex Artisan Media Centre from Vista to Windows 8 (with Media Centre pack). The upgrade went surprisingly smoothly, once I had added the old sound drivers, and forced Windows 8 ...
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WMC HTPC breaks down over time, reformat the disk and joy… for awhile

Trying to diagnose whats going on with my HTPC. It will run great for awhile and then over the course of a month it begins to bog down and eventually become unusable at which point I reinstall the OS ...
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Streaming Windows Media Center to Samsung Smart TV

I was wondering if there was any way in which I could stream shows that I have recorded with windows media center to my samsung smart tv without having to connect and xbox to it, I am very new to ...
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Is there a column in Windows Explorer for “Original Air Date?”

I want to sort the Windows Media Center Recorded TV folder wtv files by original air date in Windows Explorer. There are about 300 different columns to choose from, but none that I can tell ...
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Media library with variable availability

I have a collection of movies: A laptop might have a subset of these internally; the complete library might be available on a connected external disk. Various subsets might be available in the ...
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Windows 8.1 won't accept my Media Center Pack Product Key

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro as an upgrade from an ISO torrent. I was able to activate my original Windows 8 key successfully. However, I tried to activate my Media Center Pack key that I ...
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How do I set up two digital TV tuners in windows media center?

I've been using Windows Media Center on Windows Home Premium for some time now with a single PCTV nanostick T2 and it works great to receive both standard and high def shows. I've just bought another ...
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How do I flag which recorded TV and media files I've watched?

I have a load of TV which my Windows 7 Home Premium Media Center has recorded and a load of series which I've ripped from my own DVD's. I constantly find myself having to go back and re-watch the ...
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How to get Win7 Windows Media Center reinstalled after uninstall

I made the mistake of uninstalling Windows Media Center, then changed my mind and tried to reinstall it. I've tried the standard procedure over 6 times: Go to Control Panel => Programs and ...
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Windows Media Center says “Searching for tuners” when I try to play live TV

After upgrading from Windows 8 Pro with Media Center to the 8.1 preview, I need some help in being able to watch live TV again. When I try to now, it says Please Wait. Searching for tuners. I tried ...
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How do I get Windows Media Center and Hyper-v running concurrently (on a windows 8 host OS)?

I have a AMD Radeon HD 3200 based motherboard which I have used as a media center for the last 3-4 years. I am using the on board graphics (driver version 8.970.100.0) and windows 8 x64 but also ...
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Windows explorer doesn't open on startup and cmd.exe opens instead

For 1 of 2 users, I get the cmd.exe window and my desktop background picture only. If I type explorer.exe at the prompt in the cmd window I get my desktop and I have to close the cmd window. I get a ...
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Windows 7 media center boot without password [duplicate]

I always access my Media center computer through remote desktop connection, thus the media center requires a password. Everytime I reboot the media center, it needs to enter a password to login. Is ...
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Preserve encryption identity/key moving Windows Media Center to new install of Windows 7

My computer is Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with Media Center and a pre-installed TV-Tuner card. I have a collection of movies and tv programs that I have recorded using Media Center. As I understand ...
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Changing Windows Media Center Screensaver

I've enabled the picture slideshow screensaver within Windows Media Center and all was good when I had an LCD TV. Now that I have plasma, I'm noticing some slight image retention where the white ...
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Access media/TV on a Windows Media Center PC from Ubuntu

Is it possible to access media/live or recorded TV on a PC running Win 7 shared via Windows Media Center from a Ubuntu machine (12.04)? I can access media stored to disk via the Workgroup shares but I ...
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Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?

I have a media center behind my TV and a DVD drive in an external enclosure (connected via USB) where I can reach it. I'd like to put a Blu-ray drive in there instead, but I'm concerned that it won't ...
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Windows 7 Recorded TV Explorer Freezes

In my "Recorded TV" library, in which I store the movies that Windows Media Center record from my TV tuner card, I have about 400 movies (.dvr-ms and .wtv files), almost 2.4 TB of data. When I try to ...
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Windows 8 Pro with Media Center - Upgrade problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Media Center from Windows 8 Microsoft were recently giving away FREE serial keys to add Media Center to Windows 8 Pro, but I missed the boat. A friend ...
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Is there Windows Media Center software of windows 7? [closed]

I am not sure if my question makes any sense, but I remember when I had Windows XP it came with Windows Media Center software. Does Windows 7 have Windows Media Center?
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Nesting Folders in Windows 7 for a Media Center

I have built a DVR comp using 2x 3TB HD's and and want my tuner card to be able to record movies and tv as long as I have space on either one of them, unfortunately Win 7 forced me to partition one of ...
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Blu Ray Stutter on Windows 8

When watching Blu-Ray films, every few minutes there will be a short stutter lasting about a second wherein the picture freezes before resynchronising with the audio. Sometimes this will happen every ...
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How to remove Media Center from Windows 8

I bought 2 Windows 8 upgrades, 1 for my PC and 1 for my notebook. I added Windows Media Center to my notebook using the free offer in November (side note: the key was emailed to me within 5 minutes, I ...
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Can I install Windows 8 Media Center Pack on multiple computers

I am upgrading multiple computers with Windows 8 upgrade. they have an option now to get the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free. Do I need to get three separate keys, or will one suffice for all the ...
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Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?

I have a laptop with Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (64-bit), but neither Media Player or Media Center can play DVDs. Have I done something wrong? Did the Feature Pack not install correctly? Should ...
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Wake up and record in Windows Media Center on a Mac Mini

I'm currently considering buying a Mac Mini to use as a media center. I plan to install Windows 7 (or 8) on it, using Boot Camp. Will it be able to go into standby or hibernate (S3, S4?) and wake up ...
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Windows Media Center playing iTunes Video

I have a video which I've bought from iTunes (stored locally), I've added it to the Media Centre library (in Windows 8 Professional) and it can't play it. The warning says: Windows media center ...
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How can I play Blu-Ray movies on a PC upgraded to Windows 8?

How can I play Blu-Ray movies via Windows Media Centre on Windows 8? If I choose the "play dvd" option, I get an error: Cannot Play Disc To play this DVD, you must first install a playback ...
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Can't update PlayReady in Windows Media Center

In WMC I am only getting the channels that also go OTA, like ABC, NBC, etc. The cable channels are just black screens. Once in a while this error pops up: But immediately after clicking update it ...
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Obtaining clear cable signal with Hauppage 1191-950Q TV Tuner

I bought a Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner a while back, and I am attempting to use it to watch TV in Windows Media Center. I do not have cable TV, however I used to have Comcast. Through ...
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Windows Media Center: cannot change the volume

I have a home theater set up using Windows Media Center. The computer running it isn't exactly the greatest computer out there but it does the job well. I have recently installed an nvida gforce 210 ...
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Media Centre on Windows 8

I am trying to install media centre on windows 8. I downloaded a key and installed it on my laptop with no problems. When I try to install on it my desktop it informs me that the key checks out but ...
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Has anyone successfully received their free key to Media Center in Windows 8? [closed]

I read somewhere you can get a free Media Center key here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs Has anyone actually successfully received their key? I requested one on Friday ...