Do you have XP Media Center? Do you use the Media Center often? 5 replies

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LaughingCheese

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#1 11 years ago

Maybe this belongs in Tech Discussion, but it's also more of a general question to pc users...

Anyway, I have an XP Media Center Edition.

It's a relatively new computer, less than a year old, so I'm still using an integrated graphics card. (Getting a new one just isn't a priority right now.)

However, I've thought it would be cool to be able to play my GameCube on my 19" LCD, so I started researching the topic.

One thing led to another, and here I'm reading up on Media Center.

I didn't know it could do so much!

When I watch a DVD on my computer(which is rare), I use Media Player, not Media Center. (Not that that really matters...)

And I've known you can watch TV on your computer for a while but it's never easy to set up that kind of stuff.

But the point of Media Center is integration.

A launchpad, an organizer for media; dvd, music, etc.

I know I'm rambling :p, but I've just been thinking about all the possibilities, and was wondering, how many people actually know what their computer can do?

I mean, I was just fantasizing that it would be cool to get a video/tv tuner card and hook my computer up to a projector.

How cool would that be? If your computer was kind of the "hub" so to speak.

(Actually you could just put the GC directly through the project but hey, it's MY fantasy! :p)

Anyway, I kind of feel sorry for Microsoft, here there just trying (perhaps?) to make the computer more family oriented and practically no one(that I know of) has even an inkling of these things. :(

Anyway, what say you?:confused:

I guess people don't use it more often because it's still not really that practical yet; TV's are in more comfortable rooms, and the computer is usually at a desk or something.




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#2 11 years ago

TV capture cards have been around for a while, and they're not just for XP Media Center Edition. I don't think the extra features are really worth it, though. I'm fine with regular XP Home Edition. Anything I need to play DVD's, etc. I can find elsewhere.




LaughingCheese

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#3 11 years ago
Zamamee;3661999TV capture cards have been around for a while, and they're not just for XP Media Center Edition. I don't think the extra features are really worth it, though. I'm fine with regular XP Home Edition. Anything I need to play DVD's, etc. I can find elsewhere.

Ya, Media Center is kind of just a fancy GUI frontend now that I think of it; probably why it didn't really catch on; you can already do all that stuff! :D

EDIT: FIANALLY!!! I can edit titles!! W00t!

Thank you GF staff!:bows::cya::beer:




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#4 11 years ago

Ive got a media center, at the time it had the best speakers out, and i treid listening to music and there was no sound so i plugged it in and i didnt see how high the volume was and 3 of the 8 speakers was broken lol.




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#5 11 years ago

I have Media Centre. Never use it. Media Player suffices.




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#6 11 years ago

One good thing i like about it is the fact you can make recorded music sound live.