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Media Player Classic HC may have reached the end of the line

Media Player Classic is a light-weight media player that can handle most audio and video files. As the name suggests, it was originally designed as an alternative to the classic version of Windows Media Player (version 6.4, to be exact) at a time when Microsoft kept throwing features and design changes at its default media […]

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Microsoft discontinues Windows 8 Pro Pack, Media Pack sales Oct 30th

Want to upgrade from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home to Pro editions or buy an upgrade pack to add Windows Media Center to the operating system? You’d better act fast: Microsoft will be discontinuing Media pack and Pro Pack sales on October 30th, 2015. Right now you can upgrade from Windows 8.1 Home to […]

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How to install Windows Media Center on Windows 10 (unofficially)

Remember when Microsoft said Windows 10 wouldn’t support Windows Media Center? Well, that’s only kind of true. While the latest version of Windows doesn’t ship with the software, it turns out you can install it… unofficially. The process for doing this isn’t officially supported by Microsoft, so there’s no way to know if it will work indefinitely. […]

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Alternatives to Windows Media Center (Make your own Home Theater PC)

Want to turn your PC into a digital video recorder and media center box? For more than a decade Microsoft has made that by offering Windows Media Center. But when Windows 10 ships in the summer of 2015 it won’t include Media Center. The good news is that there are still some good options available […]

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Windows Media Center to be a paid upgrade in Windows 8

Microsoft has announced its plans for Windows Media Center in Windows 8. Media Center is a full-screen interface for accessing media on a Windows computer. It includes built-in tools for watching and recording live TV broadcasts, assuming your PC has a TV tuner, as well as menus for watching videos, viewing pictures, listening to music, […]