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Poll Results: What front end do you rock

 
  • 42% (27)
    Windows Media Center
  • 22% (14)
    XBMC
  • 7% (5)
    Media Portal
  • 26% (17)
    I am a noob and dont use a front end
63 Total Votes  
post #21 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by ears1991 View Post
7mc and media browser but going to try media portal if it supports sharing tuners over lan
edit: hmm not very nice to use out of the box, think ill stick with 7mc for lack of effort to configure mediaportal

@harishgayatri you should get windows 7 man, media center is way better than in vista!

Windows 7 showed signs of slowing down when I installed it which Vista doesn't.

Plus the only advantage I see with Windows 7 is that I can use the seek when playing movies which Windows Vista doesnt allow.

Also I got the Windows Vista Home Premium Key free from a salvaged system.

Hence Windows Vista
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post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by jakemfbacon View Post
I have been trying out boxee
JUst tried media browser with windows media center 7 and I think it looks like crap... do you guys have the themes for it?
I'm using Pearl. I like it simple.
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post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
I'm using Pearl. I like it simple.
so you have to support it for that right?

I'm trying out xbmc right now and I do like it
what do you guys not like about it?
I can't get it to do the view where it just shows the artwork though any idea how to change this?
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post #24 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by jakemfbacon View Post
I have been trying out boxee
JUst tried media browser with windows media center 7 and I think it looks like crap... do you guys have the themes for it?
Try using the latest diamond theme, with a few tweaks in the themes option to make it suit your style.
Then you can add some nice backdrops etc for more personalization.
Also make sure you have all the essential plug ins installed.
Can't remember them off the top of my head, im sure someone here can fill me in.
With all the above done, I find it looks much better than xbmc, I'll try and post up a screenshot later for you.
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post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by GreddyGo View Post
Try using the latest diamond theme, with a few tweaks in the themes option to make it suit your style.
Then you can add some nice backdrops etc for more personalization.
Also make sure you have all the essential plug ins installed.
Can't remember them off the top of my head, im sure someone here can fill me in.
With all the above done, I find it looks much better than xbmc, I'll try and post up a screenshot later for you.
would appreciate it
SO far I am REALLY liking xbmc though
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post #26 of 41
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Well I was bored and gave WMC + media browser another try. Still to dang slow.
Media portal - If your encodes have the DTS-HD and you are trying to output via s/pdif to your receiver (b/c it cant do those formats) it will not play the video. This means I am done with media portal.
Now I have a tough decision I think I will rock XBMC and the few times I actually watch live TV i will either just use my tv's tuner or switch over to windows media center. My media collection is around 650 movies and 30 different tv series which all include the current season and the complete last season.
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post #27 of 41
Mediaportal with TVseries + moving pictures/

Makes everything look all nice and lovely for everyone in the family to use and its just easy.
Tried XMBC but was a pain in the ass to get scrapers working.
   
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post #28 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post
Media portal - If your encodes have the DTS-HD and you are trying to output via s/pdif to your receiver (b/c it cant do those formats) it will not play the video.
Have you tried ffdshow as your post processor in media portal?
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post #29 of 41
I really enjoy XBMC right now and its working fairly well with my hardware. The only issue I have is getting the proper data to show.
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