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Poll Results: What Front End are you using

 
  • 6% (2)
    Media Portal
  • 21% (7)
    MCE
  • 60% (20)
    XMBC
  • 0% (0)
    MeediOS
  • 0% (0)
    SageTV
  • 12% (4)
    Other
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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
So i wanted to see what everyone is using for a front end for their HTPC?
Have you tried others out there?
If your using one not listed please post up and so we can know.

I just wanted to do this as I have been using Media Portal with moving pictures for years now and I wanted to see what others thought of the other Front ends out there.
Please post up your feelings on your front end and what plugins your running with it.
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post #2 of 24
There is some insane work being done on XBMC side of things, huge community, i remember trying it out when it was first released just started messing around with it earlier this year and man how things have changed, HUGE community and tons of ppl doing improvement,plugins and mods to it, and the software itself is awesome.
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post #3 of 24
I am using XBMC. It takes a little tweaking around but it works great. Beautiful interface.
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post #4 of 24
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back when i started building htpc's i was going to go with xmbc but i saw media portal and how easy it was to tweak i decided to go with them, i have really been looking at them as an alternative.
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post #5 of 24
I use Mythtv for my HTPC, it has more features than other HTPC software so that's why I went with it.
Some of the features are:
You can use one tuner to record more than one channel if they are on the same company
Automatic commercial detection and automatic skipping when watching recorded material
Web client to remotely schedule/watch recorded programs
No need to buy windows
has the capability to play almost every media format.

And many more cool features that you can find on their site by googling mythtv.
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post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tagurtoast View Post

I use Mythtv for my HTPC, it has more features than other HTPC software so that's why I went with it.
Some of the features are:
You can use one tuner to record more than one channel if they are on the same company
Automatic commercial detection and automatic skipping when watching recorded material
Web client to remotely schedule/watch recorded programs
No need to buy windows
has the capability to play almost every media format.
And many more cool features that you can find on their site by googling mythtv.

how is mythtv when it comes to pulling in info for movies?
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post #7 of 24
I think I've tried just about everything, myth, mythbuntu, gb-pvr, media portal, plex, windows mce(xp, vista, 7), xbmc on windows, xbmc on different versions of linux, and xbmclive.

In the end I keep going back to XBMC. Mostly because the community is so large that support for random issues is pretty good. So is hardware support and just finding tutorials on the web. Right now I recently switched all my Media centers(4 different ones), all to xbmc live.
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XBMC FTW. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 24
XBMC..FTL
I love my media portal, better support of current codecs, but it does have less plugins..but it does have live tv.
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post #10 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post

XBMC..FTL
I love my media portal, better support of current codecs, but it does have less plugins..but it does have live tv.

this is why i use MP right now as the live tv support is amazing
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