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HTPC Software and IRiver

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by northernmunki, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. northernmunki


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    I hope someone can advise me on their experiences and knowledge.

    Ive recently built a HTPC mostly for music. I use XLobby and a 15" touchscreen which performs OK. I have it all connected to a Silverstone LC02 case with a VIA M6000 fanless motherboard and wireless LAN. Im thinking of upgrading? to XP Media Centre. Im especially interested in the new features of WMP10 to allow sync. to my IRiver portable player. Would also like to play and rip CDs and get automatic album cover lookup etc.

    XLobby screen scrolling is a bit slow, maybe XP Media caches the thumbnails like in Explorer so it will be quicker to show them. Also thinking of adding a video capture or digital TV card as the Via M6000 has SVideo out and would allow PVR function in the future.

    Thoughts and recomendations appreciated.

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