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Media Centre Program Equivalent


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#1 Stu G

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:04 PM

Hi, I have used Windows MEdia Edition on my laptop to access all my Videos, Music etc...i like it. I have windows XP Pro and i was wondering If there is a third party program like Media Centre to download.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:15 PM

Windows Media Center is based on XP Home, not on Pro.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish?

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:22 PM

Sorry, that was not really a good description. I would like to have that type of program on My XP Pro OS. To Access Video and Music etc in one location. I know There is a Dell version called "Dell Media Experience". I think this type of program would be good.
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:57 PM

Try going to download.com and do a search for media manager.

That gave several results - see if that's what you are looking for.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:01 PM

I found the type of program i was looking for for XP.

MediaPortal from sourceforge.net, its very good and its free!
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 11:22 PM

i have tried media portal and it is very good but i am trying to turn my old low end pc into an htpc and it has only got a 1ghz processor with 512mb ram and an old 128mb old nvidia mx4000 graphics is there an equivalent to media portal for low end pcs?

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

Hi, Most of my HTPC experience on Windows boxes, have been sluggish and I can not recommend other programs. I have a few ideas.

Are you familiar with Linux? if not don't be scared! Linux MCE has given me a great experience and works adequately on low profile machines. There is a helpful website.

Linux MCE FREE

It is a alternative.

Another option :

Do you have a XBox 360 or PS3?

If so how about using your old PC as a media server to allow music, video to be played on your Console.

tversity I use this a lot, can stream to various devices. FREE

I will reply with a few Windows programs, that i can find.

Hope this helps.
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