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Any free alternative for WMC for MP3's

nwgarratt

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IS there any free alternatives for music apart from media portal?

I would like the ability of selecting albums and getting a play screen like in WMC. I like having the covers selectable.

I tried Media Portal and the controls were horrible. I also used the second output from my graphics to a TV and when using full screen, it would go to the monitor instead.

Eventually I will be upgrading to Win7 but would like something to use in the mean time.
 

Jac4593

Established Member
IS there any free alternatives for music apart from media portal?

I would like the ability of selecting albums and getting a play screen like in WMC. I like having the covers selectable.

I tried Media Portal and the controls were horrible. I also used the second output from my graphics to a TV and when using full screen, it would go to the monitor instead.

Eventually I will be upgrading to Win7 but would like something to use in the mean time.
Try Boxee, it's by far the best Media Center frontend I've ever seen and used - It's built on XMBC which is also very succesful.

Not used it so much as to listen to my music (.flac lossless :hiya:) but I've used it just to test it and it seems to do the job for those who want to use their MC's to navigate their music.
 

nwgarratt

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Thanks, I tried one called sesamTV. It worked good until I noticed despite my mp3's tagged, a lot of the titles came out garbled.

edit.

Tried Boxee. Hated it so uninstalled it. It is 100MB for start plus I don't want it going on online all the time. I only want to read my local media and the whole crashed when I blocked it on the firewall.

I didn't like the look of it either, very amateurish.
 
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