If you’ve got Windows 8 Pro, and wish to add Media Center to it you need a key from Microsoft. In future this wont be free, but you can get one free until 31st Jan 2013 thanks to a Microsoft offer. I have registered for mine, even though I don’t run Windows 8 because I… Read more »
Media Center Themer 1.45 has been released. This finally brings support for adding items to built-in menus, making full Media Center menu customisation possible. v1.45 is also compatible with Windows 8. This finally relegates Media Center Studio to history.
In the last few days my 2 favourite plugins for Media Center have been updated. I highly recommend installing both updates — Whilst TunerFreeMCE has only had a minor version update, Media Browser has added several significant new features.
In case the Metro UI isn’t enough, Microsoft have admitted 3 more things that should make anyone considering Windows 8 think twice.
A couple of days ago I started getting an error on my HTPC when I tried to change library locations — either adding or removing. Media Center shows the error which says “A necessary component of windows media center did not start properly. Restart windows media center”. I understand this error can also affect Media… Read more »
In the coming months I will be buying a new property, and to go with my new home, I’ve been reading up lots on how I might integrate a new home media setup. In recent months several exciting new options have become available, which finally makes the sort of setup I have always desired a… Read more »
A quick update on getting BBC 1 HD and ITV 1 HD in Media Center via freesat. A full transponder scan will reveal these channels now on channels in the 1270’s. In some cases 1270 and 1271, or in my case 1272 and 1273!
A user called “Chipmonkery” has uploaded a new studios pack to the . This doubles the previous number of studio images. Hopefully it will include many (or at least some) of the icons I listed in my . I will update that post accordingly.
Pulling together a lot of previous posts here is a guide on how to build and set up a fully featured DIY HTPC from scratch…
I’ve previously posted several times about codec issues on 7mc, but I’ve now got a solution that is comprehensive, fairly simple and works consistently. With a few free codecs and utilities you can have full decoding support, DXVA, subtitles and fantastic flexibility working in 64bit (or 32bit) Media Center. The following instructions are specific to… Read more »