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

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What is the best method for ripping DVD to stream to Xbox 360?

What is the best method to rip/encode a standard definition DVD, to be streamed to a Xbox360 from a Vista Media Center pc (preferably using free software). I’ve found tons of tutorials on the web ...
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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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MCE7 how to get video from livetv buffer

I'm watching something on my MCE and I can jump back to see something. How can I (if at all) extract a piece of that video that is recorded on my drive somewhere? If I press record it starts ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I install Windows 8 Media Center Pack on multiple computers

I am upgrading multiple computers with Windows 8 upgrade. they have an option now to get the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free. Do I need to get three separate keys, or will one suffice for all the ...
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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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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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Show track no in windows 7 media center

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, and am quite fond of the media center software. One thing that really bugs me, though: the media center does not show the track number of the songs. This ...
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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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Obtaining clear cable signal with Hauppage 1191-950Q TV Tuner

I bought a Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner a while back, and I am attempting to use it to watch TV in Windows Media Center. I do not have cable TV, however I used to have Comcast. Through ...
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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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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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Changing Windows Media Center Screensaver

I've enabled the picture slideshow screensaver within Windows Media Center and all was good when I had an LCD TV. Now that I have plasma, I'm noticing some slight image retention where the white ...
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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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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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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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Media library with variable availability

I have a collection of movies: A laptop might have a subset of these internally; the complete library might be available on a connected external disk. Various subsets might be available in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 8.1 won't accept my Media Center Pack Product Key

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro as an upgrade from an ISO torrent. I was able to activate my original Windows 8 key successfully. However, I tried to activate my Media Center Pack key that I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...