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Is there an easy way to setup a home media server?

Advice needed: is this an easy setup for a home media server so anyone can watch movies and listen to music anywhere in the house? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Jumping through hoops for Spotify.

If I leave my computer for several hours, or it goes into hibernation mode, my audio programs Spotify and/or Media Monkey become weirdly unable to play audio tracks. What gives? Windows XP [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me set up a media server for my home.

Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I silence the Vuvuzela?

I'd like to watch the World Cup in peace! Using Windows Media Center 7, how do I silence the annoying Vuvuzela horn? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Jun 17, 2010 - 12 answers

What is the best way to set up a Windows 7 Media Center?

This weekend I'm going to be setting up, installing and configuring Windows 7 Media Center as a DVR. Do you have any recommendations on things to do or not do in order to get the most out of this? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 19, 2010 - 4 answers

What's a good simple and cheap media or file server setup?

Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Medica Center, give me access.

I have an XP Windows Media Center PC that accesses two network drives called M: and N:. The problem is that media center can't access the drives unless I go into windows explorer and open the drives manually. How can I set it up so the drives are accessible immediately? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Nov 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me listen to my music ... please?

Tossing an idea around here ... I'd like to use my old Powerbook as a media server for my Windows network. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Jul 12, 2008 - 5 answers

FLAC play back

Playback of FLAC on Windows in 2008? [more inside]
posted by Sitegeist on Apr 20, 2008 - 5 answers

"I'm tired of using technology, why don't you sit down on top of me?"

When I updated to Windows Media Player 11, why did I lose my sound? How do I get it back? I can get sound, that's not the problem. HELP! (yes, I googled... but i've tried everything on the first few pages and it's still not working.)
posted by damnjezebel on Mar 27, 2008 - 7 answers

how to re-enable wmp11 combining artists/albums/etc?

I checked "Don't ask me again" when dragging one artist into another in WMP11 on vista in order to change all the names from one to another (to combine "the beatles" and "beatles" into one, in this case), expecting it to just do it without asking in the future, but now I've lost this functionality altogether. How can I re-enable it?
posted by lrodman on Mar 22, 2008 - 1 answer

How can repair my video codecs?

How can repair my video codecs? Out of nowhere, I cannot see any video in my AVI files but I can hear the audio just fine. Windows Media Player 11 simply does not load when I click to open an AVI. It is fully installed and everything but when I try to click on an AVI to open it -- nothing happens. [more inside]
posted by cheero on Jul 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Is there a way that I can use Windows Media Player 11 as my podcast aggregator?

Is there a way that I can use Windows Media Player 11 as my podcast aggregator? I use Juice Receiver, but would like an all in one solution that will help sync up with my MP3 player.
posted by enriquem on Jul 6, 2007 - 1 answer

I just want a more classic Vista.

How can I make Media Player Classic my default video player in Windows Vista with the least effort possible? [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jul 5, 2007 - 4 answers

WMP 11 annoyance

Last week I downloaded Windows Media Player 11, to complement Real Alternative and all the other MPs on my system. Now, every time it finishes playing a movie clip, it wants to go online. I could block it with Zone Alarm, but I want to stop the behaviour in options. Anyone know which option stimulates the player to do this, and where to switch it off?
posted by dash_slot- on Apr 4, 2007 - 5 answers

What else can I do with Windows Vista Media Center?

I just got a new PC with Windows Vista and have been exposed to Windows Media Center for the first time. What neat things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Mar 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Scanning XBox disc for bad sectors

Is there any software (preferably for OSX) that I can use to scan a used XBox disc for bad sectors? The format is DVD, so I suppose a normal DVD scanning program could do the job. I just want to be sure that the whole game works before my guarantee expires and I'm unable to return it.
posted by Aanidaani on Jan 20, 2007 - 2 answers

Solution comparable to Windows Media Center

Are there any standalone apps similiar to Windows Media Center for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by Scottk on Dec 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Windows Media Encoder

I'm trying to broadcast video using Windows Media Encoder, which works fine over the LAN, but not over the internet. It'll generate a LAN address, but when it tries to generate an internet address it simply says: (could not be detected). [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Oct 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Can't play divx files in powerpoint

Whenever I embed divx or xvid files into my powerpoint presentations they speed way up and there isn't any sound. I have all the proper codecs installed as they play correctly through windows media player.
posted by allthewhile on Sep 19, 2006 - 1 answer

MacBook: How do I listen to the old ballgame now?

Got a sparkly new MacBook today, and I want to listen to my Gameday Audio subscription on mlb.com. but Windows Media is blocking my way. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on May 16, 2006 - 7 answers

XP Media Center & DirecTV DVR connection/set-up

Need help connecting my DirecTV DVR and my new laptop with Windows XP Media Center. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Apr 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Why does my Media Center CPU spike?

What upgrades do I need for my Media Center PC? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Mar 25, 2006 - 5 answers

Why won't WMP tell me the CD track names?

Windows Media Player: How do I get CD track names? [more inside]
posted by luneray on Mar 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Windows Media Center + iTunes Library + OCD = suck.

Windows Media Center + iTunes Library + OCD = suck. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Mar 19, 2006 - 2 answers

Why does Windows Media Player hork up all my CPU?

Why does Windows Media Player hork up all my CPU these days? When it didn't used to? [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Mar 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Converting a DVD to high-quality WMV?

Converting a DVD to high-quality WMV? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Feb 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Problems with Windows Media Player

Help me play an .avi file. [more inside]
posted by TorontoSandy on Jan 19, 2006 - 22 answers

Windows Media Player and my TV

How can I make WMP default it's full-screen video to a given monitor on a dual monitor system? [more inside]
posted by kc0dxh on Jul 9, 2005 - 5 answers

Stereo to mono?

Seeking a freeware MS Windows Media Player plug-in to play stereo mp3s as mono. [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Jul 6, 2005 - 4 answers

Windows-based media player with limited interface?

Recommendations on a free, lightweight media player (video, audio) that can run on a very slow PC running WinXP attached to a TV? [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Apr 27, 2005 - 11 answers

remote control for my XP-based mp3/video player?

HTPC owners: need recommendations, based on your direct experience, on a remote control for my XP-based mp3/video player. More requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Feb 13, 2005 - 3 answers

Why wouldn't an embedded WMP work for one user?

I've got problems with an embedded windows media player, and msdn is being predictably useless... [MI] [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Apr 21, 2004 - 3 answers

Windows Media Player

For some reason, as of late, .avi files have been playing weird in Windows Media Player (which i'm getting a little sick of). The sound plays fine but the video starts dragging and keeps getting farther and farther behind. This does not happen with .mpg or .asf files. Is this a simple RAM problem or is something up with windows media?
posted by Slimemonster on Apr 10, 2004 - 7 answers

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