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

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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 ...
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“Add Features to Windows 8” menu missing

I have a Windows 8 Pro N x64 install and want to add der Media Center Feature Pack. Had anybody figured out how to do this? I already tried control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade and nothing ...
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Windows 8 Media Center Pack Install Fails with DoTransmogrify failed due to error 0x80070011

When I attempt to use Add Features to install the Windows 8 Media Center pack I get the "Something Went Wrong" Message Checking %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Anytime Upgrade\Upgrade.log I ...
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How to slipstream Windows 8 Pro Pack?

Another query that might take some time to get answered... As of now, AFAIK the Pro/Media Center Pack can only be downloaded via the "Add features" option in Windows 8. Is there an offline installer ...
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How to add Media Center Pack to Windows 8 Pro?

I tried to obtain it from the Add Features website, but it doesn't seem to work -- I tried two different e-mail addresses from different providers, waited 10 hours and checked my spam folders, but no ...
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How can I get Windows Media Center on my Windows 8 Enterprise install?

Windows Media Center is no longer part of the default install for any Windows SKU, due to its low use. I do use it, and plan on installing it. For a limited time, the WMC install is free, so I ...
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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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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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Windows 8 wmvcore.dll

I am running Windows 8 Pro N x64 without Windows Media Player (which might be called Windows Media Center in the case of Windows 8) preinstalled. Apparently certain software packages require WMP to be ...
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Windows Media Center history

I would like to know the means that WMC can determine if it had already downloaded a movie or series episode so it doesn't record it again. I encode unprotected videos aster recording due to space ...
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Windows Media Center spontaneously changing the language of program descriptions

I have found a rather bizarre issue in Windows Media Center (WMC). I use WMC to record and watch movies (using my TV tuner card), and currently I have a few hundred movies stored on one of my hard ...
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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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What Media Extender / Centre Set up should I use?

I have installed cat6 throughout the house which I use for telephony and network. In my cellar I have a NAS Server, gigabit switch and I want to install a Media Centre to stream my video's, music, ...
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How to add Windows Media Center?

On Windows 8 Pro, I'm trying to add Windows Media Center using the Add features to Windows 8 dialog, but when I enter my product key I get the message This key won't work. Check it and try again, or ...
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What is needed to stream media from a Humax HDR to Windows Media Centre?

I believe it should be possible to stream media from my Humax HDR-FoxT2 to Windows Media Center, or at the very least, Windows Media Player. Other people have said that it should "just work", although ...
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Choppy video playback in Windows Media Center when the window is not active

I have always had a minor issue with video playback in Windows Media Center. It is a very minor issue, indeed, but still somewhat annoying. Video playback generally works perfectly, irrespective of ...
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WTV and DVR-MS television recordings, should I de-interlace or not?

Following on from this question (where I am converting WTV and DVR-MS television recordings into H.264/MPEG-4 AVC to cut down on space), given the output of ffmpeg -i <filename>, how can I work ...
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WTV playback speed in Windows Media Center

Windows 7 saves TV recording in .wtv files. These files can be played in fast forward mode (1.5x or so speedup) in Windows Media Center. Is this mode allowed only for WTV files or is due to codec ...
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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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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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fixing window media center - channel

I've gotten my WMC in a bad state. After trying various free tools to enchance WMC with channel editors and the like, it no longer updates the channel guide. What is required to reset my WMC - can I ...
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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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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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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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Non-destructive reinstallation of Windows XP Media Center Edition

I have a laptop that came preloaded with Media Center 2006. A virus has deleted some Windows files. It boots to a black screen, safe mode is not possible. The OEM recovery disc will wipe the disc ...
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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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Handbrake output .WMV

I'm trying to convert .AVI files to something a DMA2100 (Windows Media Center Extender) has an easier time handling. I can play .avi files but if you stop the video you have to skip back to the same ...
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Video converter with directory watcher

I have a windows 7 ultimate PC setup as my media server which uses media center to push video/music/tv/etc. to different extenders including dma2100, dma2200. I was trying to find a video conversion ...
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Is it best to reformat the hard drive to exFAT using 512kb chunk, or smaller or bigger chunks?

I can reformat a brand new 2TB WD Passport drive to exFAT, with choice of many "Allocation Unit Size": 128kb 256kb 512kb 1024kb 4096kb 16384kb 32768kb which one is best if this drive is mainly used ...
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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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Format home video for wtv

I've never done anything like this before, but I was wondering whether it is possible to take pre-recorded video, say in wmv format, and convert to wtv, place them in a Windows Media Center folder, ...
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Does a media center extender use the computers video card

I am wondering if the video graphics quality of the streaming computer affects the quality or playback of the extender such as an Xbox360 i.e. would my extender experience be better with a high ...
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Do not batch move files that are currently written

I need to periodically move some tv records, however it is possible that one of them is still recorded during moving. now i need a batch utility that can detect if a file is already completely written ...
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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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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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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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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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How to choose a media center remote with mouse pad to control my pc for Windows/Linux?

My goal is to make my windows 7 mce htpc to use linux instead, I would like to use Mythtv and Xbmc to use my tv tuner and others sources. (tube sites, tv channels sites and others ...)
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How do I convert WTV (and DVR-MS) files into a smaller standard format?

The external hard drive on my HTPC is almost full and so I'm going to need to convert a large number of the films recorded from the television (in WTV format) into something smaller. At present, a 2 ...
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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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HDCP and Asus P8H67-M LE motherboard

I purchased the Asus P8H67-M LE motherboard because they said it is HDCP-compliant. I have just installed my CableCard and am running through the Windows Media Center setup. But now it says "Your ...
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How to remove Netflix from Windows 7 Media Center menu?

I'd like to remove the Netflix menu item in Windows Media Center 7's Movies section. I saw recommendations for Windows Media Center Studio, but at the time of writing, the website is down.
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Getting Windows Media Center to recognize chapter marks in .mp4 files

I started to convert my DVD collection to .mp4 and despite the fact that Handbrake is adding chapter marks in the .mp4 files, WMC doesn't recognize them and skips forward in the same manner as ...
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Is it possible to watch a DVD from a network PC in Windows Media Center?

I don't have a DVD drive in my Windows Media Center PC that's connected to my TV. I was wondering if there's a way I can insert the disc into a networked PC that has a DVD drive and watch the movie ...
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Windows Media Center won't Play MSN Video Player

My install of Windows Media Center won't play MSN Video Player videos. They appear in the main guide, but when I click on them, nothing happens. If I look on the main menu, I don't have any icons for ...
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Windows Media Center does not have an Internet connection

I have a stable Internet connection but when I try to connect with Windows Media Center it gives an error: You must be connected to the Internet to use this feature. Check your Internet connection ...
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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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Disable recording notifications in Windows Media Center

I have a television with a recording schedule. I have moved and no longer have cable or any television signal. I'd rather not clear the recording schedule, as I might have television again in a few ...