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    Default Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    Does anyone know of a free application which has similar functionality, behaviour, and look-and-feel to the Vista Media Center software which is part of Vista Home Premium/Ultimate, which will work on Windows XP? I don't need the TV-tuning capability, but playback of video/audio/pictures is a must.
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    Default Re: Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    Try MediaPortal Its based loosely off the XBMC code (Brilliant stuff that is) which is based off MPlayer. Free too! I use it on my Media PC, works great..
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    Default Re: Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    Excellent - thanks Chill. Looks really promising - I'm going to try sticking XP on my Eee in the next few weeks, and want to try some sort of media-centre style app.
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    Default Re: Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    MediaPortal +1
    XBMC +100, heh.

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    Default Re: Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    Just had a thorough look and it's very impressive. I suppose the next natural extension to that question, is to ask whether there's a Linux equivalent which will run on the Eee's default Xandros install?
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    Default Re: Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    There's SageTV and MythTV for linux
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    Media Center style programes that I know of are:

    MediaPortal

    KnoppMyth

    Myth Buntu

    MythDora

    MythTV

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    Default Re: Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    I use Mediaportal at home.
    I have a TV Server PC setup with two DVB-S cards and a PVR500MCE.
    This allows other PCs on the network to watch live TV, recorded TV and view the EPG to schedule recordings.
    Having two DVB-S cards means that every Freeview channel can be viewed at the same time.

    I have also tried GB-PVR but didn't find it to be as user-friendly.

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    Default Re: Vista Media Centre style program for XP

    Cheers guys - will have a look.
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