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

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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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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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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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Is it possible to use two separate USB tuners with Windows Media Center?

I'm planning to replace my traditional 'big box' Core 2 Duo media center (with twin tuners) with an Asrock Ion 3D Zacate-based µATX system, but this means forgoing my existing PCI-E dual tuner card ...
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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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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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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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Can a computer act as a home theater receiver?

Is it possible to turn a computer into a home theater receiver? What equipment is necessary? Does Windows Media Center support this? Can they push out the same wattage?
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how can I quickly add WMC functions to my Logitech Harmony One remote?

I have a Logitech Harmony One that I'd like to use to control Windows Media Center. I have a WMC remote and a receiver that I'm currently using. So I could program all those buttons via the learning ...
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Windows media center and network / internet music

When I want to play LAN music or stream, no amount of looking in the GUI shows anything more than "radio tuner" integration, and I don't care about FM radio. How can Windows Media Center be used to ...
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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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I've Ripped my DVDs (Movies/TV Shows), Now How do I Manage Them?

I've been ripping my DVDs (main movie or episodes to MP4) to my Windows Home Server for streaming to my HTPC, and now that I have a decent amount stored I need good a way to manage them. I would ...
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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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Stop IR shutting down PC

I have a PC that I'm using as a Media PC. It doubles as a mail server too. The problem I have is that my universal remote control sends the signal to my media center PC to turn on/off as everything ...
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Can we get greater than 3TB using Windows 7 Media Center?

I have been a Windows7 media center user (with extender) since Windows7 was released. Windows 7 Media Center requires a "local" drive to be selected for Recorded TV. Also switching between local ...
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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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media play length

Is one of the defining characteristics of any computer media file that it has a total play length tag embedded somewhere in its encoding? And if so, one that can be read by any machine?
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Is there such thing as an off-the-shelf DVR without a monthly subscription?

Well, that's pretty much it. What are my options? I don't mean for anyone to outline the steps for building a DVR. I just want to be pointed in the right direction. Let me outline what I think my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to convert episodic DVDs for Windows Media Center?

I'm archiving my DVD collection. My goal is to be able to play them back in Windows Media Center on Windows 7 Ultimate. For feature-length DVDs, I'm using AnyDVD and CloneDVD, which is working well. ...
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Is there any way to get Media Center running in XP Home Edition?

I have a machine running XP Home that I would like to use as a HTPC. I installed Boxee on it and love it. However, it does not support my Amazon VOD videos as they have DRM. Amazon VOD will play ...
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Prevent Xbox users from editing Media Library

I am trying to watch some videos stored on my desktop computer on the Xbox, but they are in a format that the Xbox cannot decode, so I have to stream them through Windows Media Center. However, as ...
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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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Windows Media Center, play ASX file using internal player

Is there a way, I can play a ASX file using internal media player? Details: I am using "Media Center Studio" to add ASX link ("Application"), but it opens up actual Windows Media player by coming out ...
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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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Use a batch file to kill LogMeIn Free?

When I connect to my media PC using LogMeIn Free, Windows 7 Media Center shuts down because it doesn't work over a remote desktop connection. This isn't too much of a problem for me as it's the same ...
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How to watch a DVD from only files off the DVD

A while ago I copied a DVD from disk to my hard drive. Instead of doing an image copy and writing an .iso file, it copied the file structure from the disk to a folder on my HDD. That folder contains ...
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Cheap/simple way to turn TV on/off using computer and/or Windows Meda Center remote

I have a Windows Media Center HTPC, and it's great. I'm trying to rid myself of one last minor inconvenience, though. The only thing I need my TV remote for on a day-to-day basis is to turn the TV ...
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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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TV recording, Sky & Windows Home Server

I’m a totally newbie to home media/automation so am looking for pointers on setting up a central hub for backups/audio/tv and video :) I have; SkyHD+ Box BTVision Box 2 x Samsung TVs Windows Home ...
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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 ...
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Media Center Manual Recording Naming Convention

I am using a program to record a TV show manually with MCE and just noticed that the naming convention on these files is different between machines. How is the Manual Recording....wtv vs ...
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WinTV or Windows Media Center?

I have Windows 7 Professional. I just bought a Hauppauge dual tuner card. It says I can install WinTV or use Windows Media Center. Which is better/has better support for all cable streams? What ...
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Media Center Configuration - TV Setup Issue

When attempting to configure Windows Media Center for the first time, a user of mine is unable to get past this screen. No timeout becomes visible, the screen literally remains in this state with no ...
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Windows 7 Media Center: sometimes no sound on a TV channel

Problem Sometimes, recorded TV shows have no sound. This is of course very annoying because the recorded show is worthless. Also, when switching channels while watching live TV, sometimes a channel ...
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Building a media center pc that can control a cable box?

I know this can be done but I'm not exactly sure what software and hardware is required. I'd like to build a media center pc with a TV capture card. I'd like to plug this capture card into a cable box ...
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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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How can I prevent video files restarting when entering screensaver in Media Center?

If I am watching a video file, press stop then wait for the screensaver to kick in, the video file will restart from where it was stopped but the screen will remain blank, i.e. the audio will be ...
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How can I add Media Center To Windows 7 Starter?

Is there anyway to add Windows Media Center to Windows 7 Starter?
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Windows Media Center Codecs

I like Windows Media Center but I find the codecs limited for it and when I install a codec for Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center doesn't seem to pick it up. So my question is: how do I ...
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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 ...
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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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Inconsistent black levels in windows 7 media center

I've got a HTPC running windows 7 64bit, hooked up to a Samsung LCD TV. My problem is different types of video are displaying different black levels on the TV. When I play a bluray through Arcsoft ...
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Windows 7 MCE client server HTPC

My HTPC is downstairs connected to my large screen. I would like to use my desktop upstairs to record over the air HDTV and stream it to the HTPC. I have Windows 7 Professional installed on the ...
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Asus MyCinema U3100mini Choppy

I'm running an Asus MyCinema U3100mini ATSC on Windows 7 64-bit. When I play live TV in Windows Media Center, it's very choppy and uses 500+ MB of RAM, I'm guessing due to the hard drive buffering ...
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Lenovo Mini Wireless Keyboard N5901: Remap orange “My Computer” button

I have a Lenovo Mini Wireless Keyboard N5901 (a.k.a. Part No. 57Y6336) that I'm using with my HTPC running Windows 7. The remote comes with an orange button in the top-left corner that by default, ...