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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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33 views

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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2answers
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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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How do I turn a shared computer back into a shared media drive?

There is an external hard drive that is set up as a shared media device for a TV. I tried to hook up my the library on my desktop as a shared media drive to watch movies from my computer on the TV. ...
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292 views

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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62 views

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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156 views

Replacing DVD cover art in Windows 7 Media Center

I have a bunch of ripped DVDs that I play in Windows 7 Media Center. For the most part they are OK using the default dvdid.xml file that's created, giving a nice cover art thumbnail and a synopsis. I ...
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267 views

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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1answer
54 views

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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1answer
187 views

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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115 views

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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2answers
135 views

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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84 views

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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47 views

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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1answer
267 views

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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118 views

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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731 views

Install Netflix on Media Center

This feels like one stupid question, but I can't for my life find Netflix on Win 7 Media Center. In extras library it says No Extras are available. In Extras -> explore there are only two icons: ...
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1answer
191 views

Static sound through HTPC Speakers

I just built a Home Theater PC running Windows 7 with MediaBrowser. When I open Media Center, I get this static noise coming through the TV. This is before I have even played anything. It only ...
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3answers
4k views

How to diagnose and solve an erratic “HDCP Support Required”?

I am playing a digital tv broadcast on Windows Media Center for Windows 7. I built this system so it works with HDCP, and in fact I have been able to watch tv and bluray before with this same ...
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380 views

Send test IR commands

I have a Windows 7 computer to which I have a Dell IR receiver / transmitter hooked up to control a Cisco cable box for Windows Media Center. I wanted to send test IR commands that would be outside ...
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2answers
396 views

In Windows Media Center, is there a way to use both digital and analog audio simultaneously?

I have a PC in my living room (HTPC) running Windows 7 Media Center. It has a Gigabyte motherboard and I am using the embedded audio. I have the analog audio output to a SONY TV and digital output to ...
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2answers
192 views

Can I setup a series recording based on a search in Windows Media Center?

I have Windows 7 Media Center with a OTA tuner card. I want to record any MLB Baseball that is in the TV guide. All I can seem to do is schedule a recording of a single game at a time. Is there a ...
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1answer
295 views

Will upgrading to Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium remove Media Center?

My computer came with a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. If I upgrade it to Windows 7 Professional, what will happen to Media Center? Will it be deleted because it's not available in Professional, or ...
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1answer
172 views

Uninstall storage heavy Windows applications like Windows Media Player

I currently have a 128GB SSD and want as much free space as possible. I want to uninstall some of the software installed by windows, because I use alternative applications. This is what I want to ...
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1answer
8k views

Windows Media Centre Download For Windows Home Basic

How and from where can I download Windows Media Center for my laptop running Windows Home Basic as it does not come pre installed with it. Help in this regard, if no any alternatives you would like ...
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1answer
391 views

How to disable the navigation sound in Windows Media Center?

When I navigate through Windows Media Center, each step is accompanied by a small bleep sound. When I turn off the display, but WMC remains at the TV guide, then this sound is repeated every time the ...
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98 views

Is there a way to control windows media center without focus?

I would like to set up a new desktop at home with the dual purpose of using it for my regular applications and as an HTPC for the family. In my initial playing around with media center I noticed that ...
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0answers
202 views

Desktop keyboard behaves as on a Notebook

On a Desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), I have recently installed a Microsoft CIR receiver (designed for WinXP MCE). Whilst the receiver works as expected with both WMC remote and ...
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101 views

My windows media center box died. How can I recover my recording schedule?

The motherboard in my living room windows media center box was recently fried by a power surge. This isn't a huge problem because the hardware was old and ready for replacement, plus the hard drive ...
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1answer
356 views

In terms of a using a CableCARD with Windows Media Center, what is the Product Key and Host ID, and how do I find them?

I have a Windows 7 PC hooked to an HDTV via HDMI. Connected to the PC are a CableCARD tuner and a tuning adapter, each via separate USB ports. While going through the TV Signal setup in Windows Media ...
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1answer
933 views

How do I get Windows Media Center to list my .mp4 files?

I've a collection of .mp4 encoded files but how can I get my media center to list those files? I've tried to add a registry key I've found in the internet but it is working only until the next reboot ...
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1answer
75 views

Is there a way to change the NETFLIX skip interval Windows Media Center?

There is a way to change the general skip interval in Media Center. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10762/increase-skip-and-replay-intervals-in-windows-7-media-center/ But it doesn't affect Netflix ...
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1answer
911 views

How to delete all live TV channels in Windows Media Center?

I made some modifications in the configuration of the signal of the live TV channels in Windows Media Center (for Windows 7). Now I want to delete all that was stored before, to reorganize them again. ...
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1answer
542 views

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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1answer
187 views

Parental Controls on Windows Media Center

I'm running a Windows Media Center box (using Windows 7 Professional). Movies are encoded as MKV files, each movie in its own folder, and I'm using YAMMM to provide metadata. I have set up Parental ...
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What are some tweaks to Windows 7 that can be done for a HTPC?

I've built a HTPC and would like to optimize Windows 7 to dedicate as much of the resources to Media playback through the HTPC. I'll be using XBMC and Media Center (testing them out, and making a ...
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1answer
1k views

Watch TV without using Media Center

I have a DELL Studio XPS 1640 with an inbuilt TV Tuner. The only problem is I have to use Windows Media Center to watch TV. Is it possible to set up VLC Player or some other player that can allow me ...
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2answers
615 views

Is there a way to remotely schedule recordings with Media Center 7?

Is there a way to remotely schedule recordings with Media Center on Windows 7? I've tried using remote desktop, but find that media center quits as I connect.
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1k views

Windows 7 Media Center overscan settings for NVIDIA graphics card

Does anyone know how to change the overscan parameters of a CRT TV on a component out from an EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS graphics card? On my Windows XP machine there is nView; on my previous Ubuntu ...
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1answer
387 views

how to import movies from external hd to windows media centre

I am trying to configure my Windows Media Center (Windows 7 Ultimate). I selected folder with my movies and added it to the library, but when I went to the movies library, it says "There are no items ...
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3answers
582 views

Streaming Windows Media Center recorded TV across the internet

I'm looking for some expert opinions on streaming recorded TV from Windows Media Center over the internet. I would prefer that the file being streamed is converted to a smaller size (i.e., resize the ...
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586 views

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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1answer
2k views

How do I full-screen a window in one monitor and do other things on the other monitor

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop, which is a Dell studio XPS 16. I recently set up a second monitor for it. I've noticed that when I open up full screen applications, like a game or media ...
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3answers
15k views

Does Windows Media Center (7 Ultimate x64) support BluRay?

Just put together a Windows Media Center PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I want to add an optical drive, so I wonder if WMC supports BluRay disc playback?
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28k views

How do I associate my keyboard's media keys with VLC?

I've got an ASUS K50AF series notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I'm using VLC, and I want to use media keys (play, pause, rewind, forward, stop) with it. Currently, it's associated with ...
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1answer
472 views

Windows Media Center command line options?

Is there a command line interface to Windows Media Center in Windows 7. I have an SSH daemon installed on my media center box and would love to be able log in via SSH and get the list of upcoming ...
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1answer
324 views

Converting Home Movies to DVD using Windows Media Center?

When I use Windows Media Center on Windows 7 to record my old home videos on to DVD, the VCR is on channel 3. However, when I try to record them, the scheduling application makes the recording stop ...
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2answers
1k views

Problem adding xbox 360 as windows 7 media center extender over wireless

Trying to add XBOX 360 as Windows Media Center Extender on Windows 7 Pro machine. I have completely disabled Windows firewall and wireless security, with no luck. To troubleshoot, I have: Disabled ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows Media Center/Player doesn't show all songs in a folder

I have a home theater computer running Windows 7 and WMC. It is a fresh install from 5 days ago, fully patched/updated, though I have not installed WMP 12. All my music is in a second hard drive ...