Posted On: 15/05/11             0

Slysoft Fox

When building a htpc there are a number of things you need.  The hardware, the frontend, software etc…  But all of those are subjective to your tastes and what you want.  However if you want the full htpc experience, that …
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Posted On: 18/08/11             0

MediaPortal

MediaPortal.  I’ve gotten a lot of confused looks when I mention that MediaPortal is my HTPC software of choice.  Probably because if you go only a few years back it was a very buggy, ugly and slow piece of software. …
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Posted On: 22/03/11             0

Code

Have you ever found that in order to do something on your HTPC you have to go through more steps then you’d like?  For example, on my HTPC I use PowerDVD if I want to watch the extras on a …
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Posted On: 18/03/11             0

23hz vs 24Hz

If only playing a movie was a simple as just pressing play… Well it isn’t. You have to contend with different codec’s for different movies, HDCP, HD and SD, the list goes on… At some point I’ll tackle all of …
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Posted On: 18/03/11             0

MediaPortal EPG

So in case you didn’t know I use MediaPortal as my front end for my HTPC and have done since around 2008.  Back then the EPG grabbing capabilities within MediaPortal were not so great, it used to cause the system …
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Posted On: 16/03/11             0

Red Keyboard

I see this question asked a lot on forums so I thought I’d try and provide the definitive answer. Do you need AV software on your HTPC?  Yes.  Simples.   Back in the day AV software wasn’t a requirement on …
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