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Official HTPC Software Thread

PVR, DVR, HTPC, Media PC and Media Box is pretty much all the same thing. Here is a definition from wiki.

"A home theater PC (HTPC) or media PC is a convergence device that combines the functions of a personal computer and a digital video recorder. It is connected to a television or a television-sized computer display and is often used as a digital photo, music, video player, TV receiver and digital video recorder."

All it is is a computer hooked up to a TV with additional hardware such as: TV tuners, extra storage and usually a IR or RF receiver with remote control.

1 - DVR - Windows
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition link
  • Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate link
  • Meedio 1.41 and Meedio Ultimate (free) link
  • MeediOS - an updated version of Meedio link
  • SageTV (Windows, Mac, and Linux) link
  • ShowShifter link
  • SnapStream Beyond TV (I use this) link
  • GB-PVR (free) link
  • MediaPortal (free) link
  • AverMedia Center (for use with AverMedia card) link
  • Yahoo! Go TV (free) - disountinued
  • Nero LiquidTV™ | TiVo® PC link
  • PowerCinema 6 link
  • Windows 7 MCE - link
2 - HTPC Software (without DVR) - Windows
  • Nero 9 link
  • Xlobby link
  • Got all Media (free) link
  • Beyond Media link - DISCONTINUED
  • WinDVD Media Center link
  • iMEDIAN HD(also known as iMon) link
  • Elisa - compatible with windows, mac and linux (Now Moovida)
  • Moovida - link
  • XBMC link - compatible with windows, mac and linux (I use this for front-end)
  • J. River Media Center link
  • Tvedia link
  • DivX Connected link
  • AMD Live! link
3 - Linux
4 - Mac
5 - Video/DVD Players - Windows
  • MPlayer Link - New
  • Zoom Player link
  • VLC (I use this for streaming media) link
  • Windows Media Player link
  • DivX Video Player link
  • RealPlayer link
  • Power DVD link
  • InterVideo WinDVD link
  • TheaterTek link
  • AVS DVD Player link
  • Media Player Classic link
  • The KM Player link
  • Gom Media Player link
6 - Blu-Ray and HD DVD Playback - Windows
  • Powerdvd link (older version will play HD-DVD)
  • ArcSoft TotalMedia™ Theatre link
  • WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray link
7 - Remote Control Software and tips
8 - IPTV or Internet TV - There are many Internet TV sites out there. Here are the most poplular.
9 - OTA HD/Digital Sources
  • QAM tuner explanation link
  • Antenna Web link - maximize your television reception
  • HD/Digital Channel Lookup link - find your local HD/Digital channels
  • Digital TV Transition link
10 - Codecs
  • Codec explanation link
  • List of codecs link
  • Codec comparisons link
Codec Packs and Codecs
11 - Streaming Software
  • TVersity link - stream audio, pictures, music, rss feeds to you Xbox 360, Wii, PS3....etc.
  • Orb link - enables users to remotely access all their personal digital media files including pictures, music, videos, webcams and television.
12 - Smart Phone HTPC Control
Android
  • RemoteDroid - Located on Android Market - Free
  • GRemotePro-multi remote - Located on Android Market - Free
IPhone
  • Logitech Touch Mouse link
XBMC - Android
  • XBMC Remote 1 link - I've used this one and like it.
  • XBMC Remote 2 link
  • Boxee/XBMC Remote - Located on Android Market - Free
Boxee - Android
  • Boxee Wifi Remote - Located on Android Market - Free
  • Boxee/XBMC Remote - Located on Android Market - Free (Same as one on XBMC)
13 - Home Entertainment Server Systems - Expensive
  • Axonix MediaMax - link - Retail Price for 75 DVD 1 Room System -$8300
  • Kaleidescape - link - Retail Price for 75 DVD 1 Room System -$18,500
  • AMX® Max - link - Retail Price for 75 DVD 1 Room System -$27,400
14 - Gaming
  • GameEx link (from Manyak)
  • EMUCenter link
  • Maximus Arcade link
15 - Other
I will add more as I find them. If you find more I'm not aware of, feel free to post it here and I'll add them. Please report broken links.

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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
Yahoo Go TV is the ONLY free program I could get to work with my system, and I must say, it works great. MediaPortal doesn't support my OS (xp 64 bit) and GB-PVR didn't work at all. Thanks again to the OP for compiling such a great list!
I'm surprised to here that Yahoo Go TV still works. I don't think that they have even did anything with it since it was released.
 

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Updated Link. I don't think they really call it Nero Home anymore. I just changed the name to Nero 9. I'm glad to see this list is helping people. I wished this was a sticky, but I don't think they do them anymore.

We do, we do.

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I PM a mod for help with this...we'll see how it goes...

Got the PM. I am making this a sticky and also am making it official.
 

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How about making a section for codecs? CoreAVC, DivX, Xvid, FLAC/ogg, Haali Media Splitter (ok not a codec but close enough), etc.
Agreed, it'd be greatly helpful if there was a section for codecs. I still need more on this thing that I have some trouble finding.
 

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Add Media Browser. It's the best Media Center plug-in I have seen, see mediabrowser.com for more info.

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My Media Browser Setup:








There is a little stutter in the video. It doesn't do that I think it might be Fraps. Media Browser is a great plug-in for Vista and Windows 7 Media Center. So great I don't even use Media Center any more. I'm kinda new to it, so it's still a work in progress.

See mediabrowser.com for more info.

 

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Can you add a management section for programs that will organize music/videos and download the appropiate information for it.

Right now i use meta<browser> instead of mymovies. It gets backdrop/baners/posters and its alright. Still in development and it is updated pretty quickly.

I'm just looking for something that will do all of my music. I want something for album art and to get a backdrop when viewing with mediacenter
 

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Yea I use meta<browser> and Media Center Master.
 

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Can you add a management section for programs that will organize music/videos and download the appropiate information for it.

Right now i use meta<browser> instead of mymovies. It gets backdrop/baners/posters and its alright. Still in development and it is updated pretty quickly.

I'm just looking for something that will do all of my music. I want something for album art and to get a backdrop when viewing with mediacenter

There would probably be too many to list. Looks like your just talking about Windows Media Center.

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Oh yeah another program Media Control. This program lets you do fast forward with the remote and lets you toggle between subtitles to turn on/off and audio also.

Added.
 
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