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WMC fans: Windows Media Centre is back!

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FaiKee    282

According to canouna, the latest build he has is 8141.0.winmain.111021

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There are quite a number of changes, like Metro apps zooming, changeable metro background color, etc.

The good news for users who missed WMC, it is now available again, so it would most probably be in the beta.

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Pranjal    9

It is great to see WMC back especially there were rumours of MSFT removing it from the next Windows version.

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+InsaneNutter    1,248

I never thought it would be going, great to see it again though :)

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+trag3dy    3,846

Did I miss something? Isn't this in Windows 7? Or only select versions like it was in Vista?

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Max Norris    2,233
Did I miss something? Isn't this in Windows 7? Or only select versions like it was in Vista?

It wasn't in the developer preview, so some people assumed that Microsoft was killing it off for whatever reason. (IE, people need to stop listening to rumors.)

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remixedcat    2,767

so you have metro, desktop, and MCE??? isn't that overkill???? we need more interfaces...

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Roger H.    776

Obviously wont be using them all at the sametime. People that real used WMC put it on a dedicated machine that looks like a dvd player in the living room. Sure it's on your normal laptop but does anyone actually use it then to play their music? I'd wish it could just be an app that I could run on X machine and connect that to the TV.

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Microsoft BOB™ 10    785

@remixedcat, Media Center is not just another interface. It is an app primarily for watching and recording TV on your PC and other multimedia tasks. And it has a full screen interface to do that.

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remixedcat    2,767

I knew that but it's still different. and I never cared for it even on my HTPC downstairs... I just use the regular interface...

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Microsoft BOB™ 10    785

It doesn't have to be run full-screen. You can also run it as a resizable windowed app, something which Microsoft should allow also for the Metro style Start Screen.

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c3ntury    133

It doesn't have to be run full-screen. You can also run it as a resizable windowed app, something which Microsoft should allow also for the Metro style Start Screen.

Now that's a brilliant idea!

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Roger H.    776

I knew that but it's still different. and I never cared for it even on my HTPC downstairs... I just use the regular interface...

Wait, :o You are using mouse and keyboard from 10ft away pointing and clicking? :blink:

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lunamonkey    118

Wait, :o You are using mouse and keyboard from 10ft away pointing and clicking? :blink:

That's how I use my HTPC. Even my girlfriend uses the keyboard to watch.... Grey's and Glee on MPC-HC.

I might give WMC a try now you've reminded me of it. I've just always been an "explorer".

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rfirth    740

Wait, :o You are using mouse and keyboard from 10ft away pointing and clicking? :blink:

Yeah... that doesn't make any sense. Windows Media Center is great for watching TV. Besides, there is no other interface for viewing the tv guide and scheduling recordings.

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neufuse    3,487

MCE was one of the precursors to metro, so to say its a differnet UI is kinda eh... they will tweak it to match exactly

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Ramcee    0

OEHJEAHHH !! WMC !!

I hope with metro style!

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remixedcat    2,767

Wait, :o You are using mouse and keyboard from 10ft away pointing and clicking? :blink:

wireless mouse+KB.... eeyup.

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remixedcat    2,767

god that pic made my loose my appetite... with all the money he has he can make himself at least look decent. LMAO.

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FaiKee    282

god that pic made my loose my appetite... with all the money he has he can make himself at least look decent. LMAO.

LOL he sure looked better when ducking egg treatments.

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Darrian    253

Wait, :o You are using mouse and keyboard from 10ft away pointing and clicking? :blink:

Why not? I do. It helps to have a 47" 1080p "monitor."

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