Posts Tagged ‘Windows Media Center’

Here’s how to download and install Windows Media Center on your Windows 10 PC. Full step by step instructions illustrated with screenshots are detailed in our guide below.

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Want Media Center alternative on Windows 10? Microsoft has just released Windows DVD Player app for download. Here’s how to get it on your PC.

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Windows Media Center has been one of the best media management suites available for Microsoft Windows since the days of Windows XP, although the program got mass attention with Windows Vista. Despite the fact that the operating system in question was a big failure in itself, no one ever complained that Media Center lacked in what it had to offer, and hence, it made sense that the media suite would continue to remain bundled with Windows operating system in Windows 7. With the latest Windows 8, however, the Redmond company seems to have taken a rather surprising decision, in that Media Center is no longer a part of the OS – even the Pro version – and instead, available as a separate download for Windows 8 Pro users only.

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The official launch of Windows 8 is here, and in order to ensure as many consumers adopt the new operating system as possible, Microsoft appears to be pulling out all of the stops. For a very limited time, those purchasing / upgrading to Windows 8 Pro can grab the Media Center Pack absolutely free, while the Pro version of Windows 8 itself can be had for just $69.99.

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A new Windows Media Centre plugin brings the flexibility of Apple’s AirPlay video and audio streaming to the world of Microsoft’s take on the set top box.

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Founder of Digg Kevin Rose has jumped on to the rumor mill surrounding the next-gen Apple TV (dubbed as iTV). He thinks that this upcoming TV set-top box by Apple will run on top of iOS, which means that it will bring the existing 250,000+ apps from iTunes App Store on the big-screen in your living room. He also thinks that Apple will launch this device as soon as next month and that it “will change everything”.

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If you thought the next platform wars between Microsoft (Windows Media Center), Google (Google TV) and Apple wont move to TV’s, you’ll be horribly wrong. According to the sources at Engadget, the next iteration of Apple TV will get a much needed complete revamp. It will be a small device (like iPhone), will be powered by a variant of iPhone OS, and best of all, will only cost a 100 bucks ($99 to be exact).

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If you’re one of those who just love having all their favorite video hubs under one roof, then you might want to give MacroTube a try. MacroTube for Windows 7 Media Center lets you watch YouTube videos easily from the comfort of your couch.

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Media Browser is a fantastic plug-in for Windows Media Center in Windows 7 and Vista which brings the famous Cover Flow like browsing experience from OS X Finder and iTunes right to your Media Center experience in Windows 7.

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Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta was released last week and it brought much needed and improved Media Center integration with Windows Home Server alongside other features which improves its experience with Windows 7. Power Pack 2 added the functionality of making it easier to access content stored on a Home Server from a Media Center PC, Power Pack 3 takes it a step further.

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I have always loved the Media Center user experience since its inception in the days when it came bundled with Windows XP Media Center Edition. Windows Media Center is really a highlight of Microsoft design.

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If you think that only iTunes can provide you with three-dimensional interface to visually browse through your digital movies library then you are wrong. Comes in Movie Browser that does a Cover Flow right into your Windows Media Center environment. Its an open source project and is still in its infancy stage but provides by far the most visually stunning interface for any app in Windows Media Center.

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