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Windows Media Center opens up by itself sometimes

Windows Media Center opens up by itself sometimes. How can I stop this from happening? I don't even use this program at all. It just comes up full screen with no apparent trigger. No keyboard ...
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2answers
495 views

Windows Media Center Missing?

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 64-bit, but it was SP1 when I bought the laptop. It came with Windows Media Center, but I originally found no use for it, so I deleted the shortcut. Now I DO want to use ...
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1answer
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Netflix not working in Windows Vista Media Center two icons, and won't play

Two part question. Why does Windows Media Center display two Netflix plugins on the main home screen? Why does Netflix have a popup saying "there was a problem retrieving data, please check your ...
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1answer
580 views

Can I use a Media Center remote control with my Dell Inspiron 9100

I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 with a front IR receiver built in. Is there a way for the IR receiver to be used with a Media Center remote (or any other remote) to control the Vista Media Center?
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What tool can auto-adjust the TV zoom in Windows Media Center?

I'm running Media Center on a Vista computer, and some programs are in 4:3 format while others are 16:9 -- even on the same channel. It annoys me that I have to manually switch format all the time, ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I override the default Vista MCE Remote Control Behaviour

I rencently bought a microsoft MCE remote control even though I dont have a media centre version of vista. The remote came with no software but out of the box some of the buttons caused windows to do ...
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5answers
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How to play AVI and MKV files in Windows Vista Media Center?

I've installed the DivX codec on my computer. I can play those files just fine in Windows Media Player. But when I tried it on Windows Media Center it crashes out. How can this problem be fixed? ...
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1answer
3k views

Stop wmplayer.exe from running in the background on Vista

wmplayer.exe is always running on my Vista Laptop (Dell XPS M1530).I tried killing it but it comes back again and eats up a lot of memory.I checked windows services and did not find any windows media ...
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2answers
913 views

Possible to play Windows Media Center recorded tv (dvr-ms) on OSX w/o conversion?

I have an HTPC running Windows Vista Media Center, and use it quite heavily to record TV. I have a Macbook I use for work that I'd like to be able to have TV on during those late night coding ...
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1answer
1k views

How to increase fast-forward/rewind on Vista Media Center recorded TV shows?

How do I granularly increase the various fast-forward/rewind speed/rate for each of the speed settings for skipping through commercials? The current defaults go from barely faster than playback, too ...
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1answer
655 views

Why does my HTPC's HDTV refresh rate go to 23hz when powering on (sometimes)?

I have an HTPC connected with an HDTV through a receiver, and sometimes when turning the TV on, the refresh rate is set to 23hz instead of my setting of 60hz OS: Vista Home Premium (32bit). Graphics ...
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3answers
731 views

How well does Windows 7 MCE support Clear QAM?

How well does Windows 7 MCE support ClearQAM (no-cablecard, no HD), and are there any guidelines for which capture cards work best with it? Also, I have an old laptop with a 2 Ghz Pentium M with 1 GB ...
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4answers
98 views

How do I get DVDs to play after installing 4oD?

I have got a two year old, cheapo laptop (Dell Inspiron 1501) running Vista. It used to play DVD acceptably. After I installed (and the uninstalled) Channel 4's 4-on-Demand (4oD) to watch the IT ...
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3answers
653 views

Windows Media Center (Vista): add-on or software for cutting tv recordings?

I own a Windows Media Center (Vista) which I use for recording tv shows and movies. I'd like to archive some of the material I record. I need a good solution which allows me to cut the recordings in ...
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1answer
61 views

Which video types are considered secure/trusted by Windows Vista Media Center?

I've been working to set up a Windows Vista Media Center and I noticed that when I play certain DVDs, the video is scrambled. After watching this video, I think it is because Windows Vista considers ...