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News Microsoft confirms Windows Media Centre's demise

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 5 May 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Sadly not, although the park (sorry, 'Parc') has its own equivalent (which I didn't do either). It was mostly for the kids (my daughter, aged 3, and the other couple's son, aged 18 months) so plenty of swimming and playground visits. The other bloke and I did get a day to ourselves for activities, though: quad-biking (which I enjoyed far more than I expected) and crossbow.

    To save the moderators some time: STOP POSTING OFF-TOPIC, HALFACREE. WE HAVE A GENERAL DISCUSSION SECTION FOR A REASON.
     
  2. ArcAngeL

    ArcAngeL What's a Dremel?

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    Does plex support digital tv / pvr features?
     
  3. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog What's a Dremel?

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    @Bit-Tech... as you often factor in the software side of things with regards to NAS, any chance of doing a group test type thing for media centre software, XBMC/Kodi/Plex? As I know very little about these (never heard of Plex or Kodi before) and I am sure there are others like me who would appreciate this. Or maybe a referral to another article regarding this elsewhere... Thanks.
     
  4. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I think that's a great idea given the lack of support for wmc moving forward. Although, the scope of people using them is clearly diminishing hence why they probably culled it themselves. I've been using an ASUS media player for some time which is linked via the network to my WHS. With the advent of "SmartTV's" and iPlayer, SkyGo, etc etc a HTPC kind of makes more sense now as not all TV hardware/software can handle every video format or even allow to use the relevent apps on the os.
     
  5. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    Don't forget to check out emby. A fantastic solution ;)
     
  6. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Kodi is just the new name for XBMC: http://kodi.tv/introducing-kodi-14/
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Paul Thurrott claims that Microsoft may well fill the hole left by WMC with an Xbox One shaped peg.

     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Wow, haven't seen someone get schooled like Snips for quite some time.
     
  9. Noob?

    Noob? What's a Dremel?

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    What? No more MCE? Guess my HTPC will be staying on Win7 for the time being, as jinq-sea says, great tools around for adding to the WMC experience!
     
  10. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog What's a Dremel?

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    So it is... See? I had no idea. :D
     
  11. blacko

    blacko What's a Dremel?

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    i use iOS lol
     
  12. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Nothing to see here, move along, MOVE ALONG!!!! ;)
     
  13. Bazz

    Bazz Bit of everything geek

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    I have 2 media centres here, both use Win7 WMC, so this is very annoying.
    I have 4 tuners and is used to supply ALL of our TV viewing and recording.

    It does look like I will have to take the plunge on MythTV at last, yet another reason to use Linux!
    MS is not doing itself any good.
     

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