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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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Suggestions:

DVR> My Channel Logos link
IPTV> SecondRun.tv link
Other> TVScout link
Other> Start Menu Plus link

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Gaming> GameEx link (from Manyak)
Gaming> EMUCenter link
Gaming> Maximus Arcade link

Added gaming. I'm not going to add links to MC plug-ins. Many of the front-ends have plug-ins and I don't want to list them all. Most people can Google for what plug-in they're looking for.
 

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I am looking for A player that is setup like media portal, but will also play ISO's! I like the cover feature from imdb but I just can't get it to play any HD or ISO files. I have tried WMC and was not impressed at all with it. Any ideas you guy's may have would be great.
 

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I am looking for A player that is setup like media portal, but will also play ISO's! I like the cover feature from imdb but I just can't get it to play any HD or ISO files. I have tried WMC and was not impressed at all with it. Any ideas you guy's may have would be great.
How about XBMC?
 

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I would add the new app from logitech that turns yer iphone / ipod touch into a keyboard / trackpad, for free! I've used in on my htpc and I'm diggin it.
Go here for info and download links

Sorry for the late replay. It's added. I made a whole Smartphone HTPC section. It's number 12. I've have a Android device and know more about the apps for it.
 

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I Found something a while back, way before I even came to overclock.net. its called XBMC. if you go to the site, its preferred that you download the live cd, and install that. perfect for HTPC's. all it is, is the program interface, you cant even get to or see the OS that runs in the background. hope this helps.
 

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I Found something a while back, way before I even came to overclock.net. its called XBMC. if you go to the site, its preferred that you download the live cd, and install that. perfect for HTPC's. all it is, is the program interface, you cant even get to or see the OS that runs in the background. hope this helps.
It's already on the list.
 

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Thanks for putting this list together. I finished my HTPC build and was doing some software investigation for a friend of mine (for his HTPC- he didnt' want to use windows). This list you have assembled here is a good list for those of us into the HTPC thing... Very useful!
 

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what about boxee? no codes to add. all you do is download and run finds movies and gets covers for you. so far its payed about 6 movies with no problems for me? its also has netflix and pandora, you should take a look at it.
 

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what about boxee? no codes to add. all you do is download and run finds movies and gets covers for you. so far its payed about 6 movies with no problems for me? its also has netflix and pandora, you should take a look at it.
Another great project started by XBMC and that was originally started with the base of mplayer!!! I STILL don't see why we don't have mplayer as a very high end program. Yes it's basic but it currently (and can do it in HD) plays almost every codec and blu-ray! It's been a huge cornerstone of many projects and is always being updated, it is also something I would recommend above VLC which I don't understand it's popularity at all if you compare it to mplayer. =( Mplayer ownz!
 

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i really like the mpchc project that the folks at http://www.xvidvideo.ru/media-player...inema-x86-x64/ have updated regularly.

edit: in fact, you can set it up to play matroska files (or all files for that matter, less the support for compression) in xbmc, and it's enhanced video renderer has a much better picture than the xbmc standard, with full dxva and subtitle support. Granted, I haven't seen the latest iteration of xbmc, but as far as I know all that's changed is dxva being added.
 

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XBMC rocks man, I use it as the program on my Linux HTPC to get all the movies,music,pictures from the 1TB storage drive on my sig rig.
I have it on five of my computers. Read about #6 computer below
It's not on that piece of junk CR-48 that Google sent me...
 
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