HTPC programs to die for !

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  1. AMCross

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    Hi

    I've built the computer now the interesting bit the software

    What should i use ? :confused:

    I have available: :thumbsup:

    Drive C 160 GB operating system XP Home (until i can get the Media Centre Edition)

    Drive D 250 GB Camcorder Digital Tapes

    Drive E 300GB Ripped DVD movies

    Drive F 300 GB CD's

    I use dvd decryptor to rip the movies but what front end to use Xlobby etc

    TheatreTek 2.05 has been installed still working on that
     
  2. johndon

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  3. drummerjohn

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    Media Portal is very good - it may not have the flashy menu transitions that MCE has but its far more configurable.

    Other software...

    TVedia

    Meedio

    Beyond TV\Media

    CTpvr
     
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    On Media Portal are those icons like shortcuts to the movies that you have on your hard drive i.e so you just singlw click the icon and it takes you straight to that particualr movie?
     
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    You browse to the movie and then you are presented with the Video_TS file which you would then click on.
     
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    Media center now has a My Movies add on which has simliar functionality to DVD Profiler and when you select Watch from the menu it mounts the movie to a Daemon drive and plays. Very cool if you rip your movies to your hard drive.
    http://www.binnerup.dk/mce/
     

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