Media Center PC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by BouncingSoul, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. BouncingSoul

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    Anyone out there ever tried the Media Center version of XP? MS's site says that it can do live video capture if you have a cap card. Well I do and I think capture is a pain in @SS to do right so I was thinking this would be a cool and easy little way to do it. However if all it is a plugin to WMP10 I'll be mad cause I already have WMP10 but can't seem to find a way to view or record TV.
     
  2. NetRyder

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    It's not a plugin for WMP. There is a separate front-end called the "Media Center" built into the OS, and one of its features is to capture and store live TV from a TV tuner card (much like a DVR box). From what I've seen and heard, it's as simple as clicking a button on the supplied remote control.

    Incidentally, did you watch the "Digital Media Anywhere" keynote presentation that MS had in Los Angeles today? There was a live web stream this morning, but if you missed it, they're going to have a downloadable version available soon. I thought it was very cool how they've connected all these devices together to really allow you to have your digital media anywhere. I think the live demo would probably answer your questions about MCE. I'll try to post a link to it when it becomes available. :)
     
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    Sweet. Thanks
     
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    By the way, there's also a nice, in-depth review by GamePC that I linked to on the front page a couple of days ago. It's definitely worth a read if you're interested in MCE 2005.

    http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_con...11AAD5258BA927FF0AFF571B7E1EB940B3A18C81F69DC

    Especially relevent to your question:
     
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