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|2018-04-22 11:35 PM|
I have used NextPVR but it updates TV guides very slowly. And I can't make the NEXTPVR plugin for Kodi work either.
I also tried SichboPVR, the UI looks very cool, but no audio/video, and no guide either, except that a few channels show guide for one hour only. I have tried to change the setting of decoders, but still can't make it work.
so far the most useful software is EASYHDTV, but it is not freeware.
|2018-04-21 09:53 PM|
I got wintv8.5 installed and NextPVR 4.1.0
NextPVR is updating the guide for my OTA
Running on Windows 10 free update
9-1 and 16-1 are my local Canadian stations ,guide works great for them
Now to get a HDMI card for the old computer
Wonder how the wintv extend will work over wifi for a smart tv,
|2018-04-12 07:51 PM|
|lunear||Thanks. I used this patch and now WMC is working on Win 10 again. But I can't get any TV EPG info. I've tried the old tool which hacks WMC and add CANADA ATSC, but still get nothing. Can anyone tell me how to get the TV guides?|
|2016-09-09 01:34 PM|
If you are running Win 10 WMC, the MDL thread recommends uninstalling it first and that V8.8.1 has the best uninstaller.
The installation is the same for Win10AU, just ignore any PlayReady errors. I don't know if there any issues with network tuners such as the HDHomerun, but I think there are ways around that as long as you aren't using Cable CARD.
|2016-09-09 11:23 AM|
Here's another post about installing MC on the anniversary update of Win10.
How to install Windows Media Center on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Any difference from the previous instructions for setting it up?
|2016-09-06 08:58 AM|
I'm not sure how many people are using WMC under Windows 10, but I thought I would update this thread. In late July, I successfully installed Win 10 on my old Win 7 Home Premium partition and used my Win 8.1 Pro licence key to make sure I got the Win 10 Pro version. Dual boot with Win 8 works fine. I have mainly been using Win 8, but I tinkered with Win 10 on the weekends.
I used the alternate branch of the WMC installer (version 8.8.1 by user T-S.) following the readme instructions. Then I ran Peter Near's fix to turn on the ATSC flag for Canada. IMPORTANT - Peter Near's BAT file doesn't work if you "Run as Administrator" - just click it to run. I set up my Canadian postal code and my dual tuner Hauppauge 2250 works fine for OTA and the guide works. Note: I downloaded and installed the latest drivers from the manufacturer before installing WMC, just to be on the safe side.
I installed the Win 10 Anniversary Update on Monday and one bonus is that the 5.1 audio now works in WMC. Previously, it was just playing stereo.
It appears that the Anniversary Update unintentionally broke the ability of U.S. CableCARD users to record protected content like HBO. Microsoft seems to be changing the way they handle DRM in Win 10 and since WMC isn't being maintained, the PlayReady module no longer works for protected content. This doesn't affect Canadian OTA users since we couldn't do that anyway.
I still plan to keep the Win 8.1 partition as a hot backup in case something happens to WMC in Win 10 in the future.
|2016-06-22 01:59 PM|
Originally Posted by Lobo View Post
I plan to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and try it before the Windows10 upgrade offer expires on July 29. My questions are:
1. Is it stable across Windows updates?
2. Does the guide work?
3. Is there a summary for a Canadian OTA install? I live in Winnipeg so I can't use a U.S. Zip Code.
4. Has anyone dual-booted Win 10 and 8.1? I plan to keep 8.1 on a separate partition as a hot backup in case WMC under Win 10 gets trashed. I currently have Win 7 and 8.1 partitions.
|2015-09-13 09:59 AM|
As I see it, Kodi is just a front end. You need a back end to DVR.
Whatver back-end you choose, you still need to provide an EPG, with nothing (I know of) straight legit and free like WMC.
If I hear of some solution with a legitimately free (no XML scrapers or PSIP) EPG, I'd like to know.
|2015-09-08 12:12 PM|
Originally Posted by Lobo View Post
Three files where hacked / changed (hex edited) to make the thing work. Makes me wonder if SFC would pick them up and what about updates? Also, not sure how MS is going to react to this. Will it be the same as the Aero / Win7 games / desktop gadget hacks that are out there that have been pretty much left alone, or does WMC deserve special attention?
|2015-09-08 12:06 PM|
|j0dest3r||Except Kodi can't record protected content. Also doesn't support all capture devices (like mine!).|
|2015-09-07 03:12 PM|
|thenewdc||Kodi is leaps and bounds above Windows Media Center.|
|2015-09-07 01:43 PM|
Hmm this seems pretty important and awesome if it does indeed work properly.
Microsoft's discontinued Media Center suite can now unofficially be installed on Windows 10
|2015-07-30 11:28 PM|
|2015-07-30 10:56 PM|
|j0dest3r||I'm going to try a NextPVR build here along side my Win 8.1 MC machine. If that doesn't work satisfactory (and I have my doubts) I am going to try the Hyper-V MC idea. So far off to a rocky start trying to figure out what to use for Codecs. yuck!|
|2015-07-30 02:05 PM|
Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
I have tried many of the PVR solutions through the years including WMC, BeyondTV and SageTV and I found SageTV to be the best for a variety of reasons, not the least was the client-server architecture and extenders that make it easy to have many end points in your house.
Check back with SageTV in a few months when the Open Source version has been released.
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