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    Windows Media Center

    Finally got around to building a Home Theater PC using Windows 7 x64 and a small Shuttle machine.

    All I gotta say is; what the fuck took me so long!

    I LOVE IT!

    Purchased an IR -> USB receiver so I could compliment it with a Harmony remote.

    With a bit of registry hacks and codec tweaking, you can get WMC to play .mkv files (1080p vid and surround sound support). I mainly use it for watching ripped Bluray or 720p TV eps.


    Anyways, if you are looking to do the same, hit me up if you need help.

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    if you find good dvr software..lemme know. I mean something that will actually compete with a normal dvr..all functionality. I dont mind getting a multi/single stream card and paying a monthly fee.

    The UI for tivo these days is getting absolutely annoying.
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    I don't expect it to actually replace my DVR, and don't have a tuner card to try. Though if I get any deeper in to this tech, I might just have to get one to at least play around with.

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    about time :). Registry hacks?? I just used cccp and a newer version of ffdshow. config it right and it just works.

    media center itself is a great DVR. Ceton should be shipping their quad tuner shortly. got one on preorder...

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    Ya. Multiple ways of getting to the same solution.

    I'm suing Shark007s codec pack. I like it.

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    link? Does that codec pack crash media center at all for you yet? I think I've resolved ours with the latest ffdshow but curious.

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    Not at all, that I've seen. The only problem I came across so far was with Nvidia's 197 drivers. Horrible video studder & audio hiccups. Upgraded to a beta set, and all is well.

    Have yet to crash and I've watched about ~10hrs of content since last boot.


    Shark007 Windows 7 codecs
    Shark007 x64 components

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    why are you suing them if you like it?
    j/k
    I'm bored :(

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    nvidia. bleh. core i3 w/ integrated. 50watts max :) low power high perf htpc!! woot. ssd/bluray too!

    I'll checkout those codec packs if I hear of any further issues. true blood starts sunday.

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    trying this shark codec pack. cccp I think is still the culprit of MC crashing. You have no issues still?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x[sliver] View Post
    trying this shark codec pack. cccp I think is still the culprit of MC crashing. You have no issues still?
    newp. use it almost nightly.

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    have you tried the newest VLC with gpu acceleration? made a huge difference on my friends nettop. you have to make sure to go into the settings and enable it though as its not on by default.

    me personally im happy with my WDTV and 6TB readynas :)

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