Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by CSI Guy, Jul 2, 2015.
I'm using MediaPortal (1) for my HTPC to replace WMC and Emby.
WMC is great for digital TV playback, recording & saving. Apart from the initial channel tune, it works out of the box. Other 3rd party solutions... well, that's 1-2 hours reading up and learning what's out there, another couple of hours trying and comparing a couple of the popular solutions... Some people simply can't be bothered. I tried Kodi, got it half working in the time I played with it, but I couldn't get it to fully work thus I went back to Windows Media Center.
Pretty much this. I tried Media Portal, spent a couple of hours fiddling with it, didn't work as well out of the box as Media Center, I decided it was too much effort and went back to MC.
So I am not the only one!
Why is it so hard to come up with a program like MC? And why the hell did MS drop it?
oh no I love media centre for tv
nothing else but tv it is soooo easy and works well.
I'm in the process of setting up media portal now, it has found the dual card and scanning channels and we will see how that goes.
Its good for live TV like everyone says, but the lack of any ability to scan a media library of rips or integration into other services = DOA aside from a few plugins. I ran mediabrowser for a few years before XBMC/kodi, it worked but it crashed like all buggery.
I'm just a bit confused as who would bother running a media PC for live TV
Esp. as most TVs now have basic 'smart' functions covered - my 3 year old unit will merrily record/timeshift live TV to a USB stick, for example.
yeah but my 10 year old conia doesn't
and media portal was a bit of a wash got it find the tuner set it up and scan all the channels then it would play them so pfffffft to that I'm looking for a way of bring media centre back.
or I,ll leave old faithful the way it is
Apparently for the "something happened" error you can change your region back to the USA and it works OR try to get the media creation tool and make an iso. Both times i just get to progress 0%. Then it just does nothing.
did u change the registry key that allows the osupgrade ?
Microsoft's instructions and warnings.
OK, so this is strange...
From the 29th to today just now, I have had 1 Blue Screen of DeathTM every day, soon after I boot up my Win7 Desktop.
Nothing wrong before the 29th though.
As Arsenio Hall would say:
The amount of data microsoft collects from users seems too sketchy. There's a reason why they can give away the OS for free. I'm not upgrading until I do more research, possibly not upgrading at all and just switching to Linux or OSX once 8.1 goes EOL
Hi I already downloaded the media and made a usb stick.
I was wondering how long does take to upgrade, from hitting setup to complete?
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they all do it
install android app want access to your spleen
look at an iPhone it steals your soul
facebook...hell don't know where to start
don't want people looking pick up a book and a carrier Pidgeon.
plus the majority of it I turn off anyway so ...yeah...
I did the upgrade on an SSD and it took about 30mins maybe less. I wasn't timing it but I sat and watched it so it must have been pretty quick.
There are ways around it w phone apps. At worst, not installing them in the first place, lol. Less so with a desktop OS. Going to be difficult or impossible to plug all the leaks. The ones that MS doesn't let you disable will need registry tweaks and even then, you're not sure if you're grabbing your ankles or not.
MS have made w10 free and done a Google - namely, switched the product up from being their OS, to being the users of the OS and their data, to sell to advertisers.
Same here, definitely not longer than 30 minutes. But I think it's not faster installing than W8.
At the other end of the spectrum... One of the guys from work has an older computer (Windows 8.? with 2gig of ram), and he didn't have enough HDD space to do the upgrade so it asked him to plug in an external USB HDD (USB2)
It took 10hrs.
I said "WOW! Bugger - should have copied all your stuff off the HDD and made enough room first. Might have only taken 3.5hrs then."
Do you have a smart phone?