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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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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Control Hulu playback with Universal/Media Center Remote?

Is it possible to control video playback on Hulu and broadcaster web sites (nbc.com, cbs.com, etc) with a Universal or Media Center remote? I have a Logitech Harmony 659 remote I use for Windows ...
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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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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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Windows Media Center Online TV Plugin

There are tons of (free) online channels and websites dedicated to those channels. However, I have yet to see a plugin that combines them under one "umbrella" and allows users to view them from ...
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Disable autohide in Windows Media Center (WMC)?

How can I prevent the time and playback controls from autohiding in Windows Media Center? I am running W7/64.
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Display more lines in Windows Media Center TV guide

The TV guide in Windows Media Center only shows 7 lines. The font is massive and it is a real pain having to scroll so much to compare channels and see what is on. Does anyone have a fix to change ...
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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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How to use ViXS PureTV-U 48A3 on Windows Vista?

This may sound like a dumb question. But I have a computer with a "ViXS PureTV-U 48A3" tv-card. It comes with Windows Media Center. What exactly am I supposed to do in order to force this PC to output ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diverting sound output of MCE to SPDIF

I have an ASUS SupremeFX II audio card (which in fact is an onboard audio riser slot) with the default drivers that are pre-installed by Windows 7 x64 for this card. I am able to manually switch ...
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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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How do I fix monitor detection in Windows 7?

I'm using Windows 7 + Windows Media Center for my HTPC. It works great except from one annoying issue. Whenever I turn off my TV while listening to music, the music stops for a second or while Windows ...
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how to prevent ir receiver from waking computer

I have an HP dv4 notebook, which has an ir receiver on the front. I want to configure it so that no matter what, IR signals will not trigger vista media center to start. It currently starts whether ...
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Is it possible to have Media Center show details for my movie files?

I just switched to the Windows 7 media center for TV and generally love the interface but the Movie tab won't pull movie data like it would in xbmc or another alternate. Is there a way of getting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keyboard does not work during Windows XP install

I am trying to install Windows XP MCE (Media Center Edition) 2005 on a vintage Dell XPS 400 machine. This system does not have PS2 ports and I don't have a USB keyboard or mouse so I'm using a USB to ...
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Forcing Windows Media Player to use EVR via GPU to decode h264 encoded files

I am using Windows 7. I can use Windows Media Player Classic Home cinema to play MKV and other h264 using my nVidia GPU to decode the video stream. To do this, I have to set the video decoder ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“The system time has changed” events after waking from sleep

Sometimes when my computer running Windows 7 wakes up from sleep, it has to adjust the time. When this happens the following system event is logged: <Event ...
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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 ...