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    XBMC Media Center Vs Windows 7 media center

    I want to go for media implement media center in my computer I am confused between XBMC( XBox Media Center) and Win7 media center. What can be the features on which they can be compared? which to be used to get the best features and least drawbacks. suggest me the best possible option.

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    Re: XBMC Media Center Vs Win7 media center

    You want to implement media center both the media centers are powerful XBMC Media Center (Xbox Media Center) is a open source and free cross-platform media player and home entertainment system software. there are a number of users who have use Media Center systems, a large number of users are still uses an all purpose machine. Often users will switch to a secondary set of outputs (a second monitor and audio outputs) when using Media Center for entertainment. Window7 media center is the latest used to serve the need.

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    Re: XBMC Media Center Vs Win7 media center

    XBMC Media Center (Xbox Media Center) and window 7 media center are both used for the purpose of serving for entertainment. Window 7 media center is the latest media center use to serve. Following can be the advantages provide by XBMC Media Center (Xbox Media Center)
    • You can have much more security and privacy using Win7 media center.
    • It provide with the power to play any file format out of the box.
    • Protected content...MS is much more anal about which files they will play.
    • XBMC is run by the community where as MS is cash-driven. This makes XBMC much more flexible.

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    Re: XBMC Media Center Vs Win7 media center

    Both the media centers are providing the advance features but the problem for many of these users is the lack of audio or video output options inside Windows 7 Media Center which is over come by XBMC Media Center (Xbox Media Center). Window 7 media center provide BluRay support and stability. XBMC provide:
    • Plugins... XBMC can go on Hulu, youtube, google video, the weather channel
    • XBMC has a plugin that allows certain kinds of Live TV interactions as well, including recording.
    • Skinning...we can skin XBMC without having to hack the hell out of it

    where as Win7 MC does not provide any of the features as such.

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    Re: XBMC Media Center Vs Windows 7 media center

    XBMC has certain pro and cons as below:
    • Pro:It is Very customizable, plays anything thrown at it, offers tons of video/audio options that can be adjusted mid movie , very slick library interface ,ability to collect several video locations into one alphabetical list.
    • Con: Doesn't support hardware decoding, sometimes has bugs also does not support tuner.
    • it's not made by Microsoft.
    • If there's something you want XBMC to do that it doesn't...you can submit a request.If it's a good idea it will be implemented.

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    Re: XBMC Media Center Vs Windows 7 media center

    XBMC has certain pro and cons as below:
    • It is advance and can play any thing which is played in it.
    • it has cons as it do not support tuner and also the hardware decoding.
    • this not the product of Microsoft the trust issue always related with the company name.

    so it may be a feasible option to go for the Windows 7 media center which is from known company .

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