Hacking Windows 7 Media Center

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Troubleshooting (4) »

  1. Transcode 360 PDF
    Guide to using Transcode 360 in Windows 7 by CW-Kid
    Hits: 29934 Originally Added: 06-05-2009
  2. Troubleshooting Toolbox
    Hits: 5610 Originally Added: 05-18-2009 Version: 1.0
  3. A bootable USB
    Simple program to create a bootable USB drive Windows 7 Install disk. Created by Tweaking with Vishal at http://www.askvg.com/a-bootable-usb-utility-to-create-bootable-usb-drive-to-install-windows-vista-server-2008-and-7/
    Hits: 3061 Originally Added: 09-14-2009
  4. WintoFlash
    Simple wizard style program for creating a bootable Windows USB disk from Novicorp
    Hits: 1238 Originally Added: 09-14-2009 Version: 0.4.0017

Metadata (4) »

  1. StarkCovers
    Create unique covers for your movie collection by adding blu-ray and dvd style box covers to your poster images.
    Hits: 12925 Originally Added: 06-17-2009 Version: 6.23.2009
  2. MediaBrowser Folder Icons
    Extra folder icons for MediaBrowser's old start menu
    Hits: 9150 Originally Added: 05-25-2009
  3. MC2XML
    Download and convert Media Center guide listings into the XMLTV format to be used with third party guide applications.
    Hits: 3745 Originally Added: 08-01-2009
  4. Edit DVRMS Metadata
    DVRMS metadata editor from steven toub that allows for much more control over metadata than the built-in editor and works with both DVRMS and WTV files.
    Hits: 2784 Originally Added: 09-11-2009

Plugins (11) »

  1. Tag Support Plugin
    Add support for additional audio formats inside Windows 7 Media Center's music library. Be sure to enable the plugin inside Windows Media Player before launching Media Center. Adds support for M4a/Flac/Ogg/Ape/Mpc.
    Hits: 78675 Originally Added: 06-18-2009 Version: 1.1
  2. Heatwave x64
    This is the 64-bit version for x64 operating systems only.
    Hits: 34761 Originally Added: 05-27-2009 Version: 1.2
  3. Heatwave x86
    This is the 32-bit version for x86 operating systems only.
    Hits: 30421 Originally Added: 05-27-2009 Version: 1.2
  4. Music Browser
    Browse your music by folder with this alternative to the native music library. Includes Windows 7 MSI fix.
    Hits: 15802 Originally Added: 06-05-2009 Version: 1.3

Codecs/Filters (19) »

  1. Matroska Splitter x64
    MPC-HC MKV splitter for MKV files.This version includes both the 32 and 64-bit versions as well as an easy installation file. Place inside the root C:\ directory to use the installation tools included.
    Hits: 73828 Originally Added: 05-27-2009
  2. madFlac
    Suggested codec for playback of FLAC audio files in Windows 7.
    Hits: 62688 Originally Added: 06-18-2009
  3. Win7 DS Filter Tweaker
    Utility created by CLSid, co-creator of FFDShow and Doom9 member, to allow users to adjust the preferred directshow filters under Windows 7.
    Hits: 43703 Originally Added: 06-01-2009 Version: 3.2
  4. Matroska Splitter x86
    MPC-HC MKV Splitter.This version includes only the 32-bit version and a file for easy installation from the C:\ root directory. Place in C:\ and run the install application as an administrator.
    Hits: 34316 Originally Added: 05-27-2009

DVD/BluRay Tools (2) »

  1. DVDShrink
    DVDShrink DVD backup utility.From the creator: DVDShrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc.DVDShrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have installed the latest version of Nero. You can also download a demo version of Nero here. If you already possess alternative burning software and prefer to stick with it, then you can still use DVD Shrink. The output from DVDShrink can be saved as files on your hard drive, which you can then burn with software of your choice.DVDShrink is free software. You should never pay for DVDShrink.Specifications:DVD Shrink - DVD Ripping and Backup Latest OFFICIAL Version - Operating System Support - Windows 9x/2000/XP License - Freeware
    Hits: 4906 Originally Added: 08-22-2009 Version:
  2. AutoHotkey and DVDShrink Scripts
    Automate the DVDShrink process using this set of AutoHotkey scripts written by LifeHacker writer Adam Pash.
    Hits: 2035 Originally Added: 08-24-2009

File Management (5) »

  1. File2Folder
    Automatically move your movie files into their own named folders using a batch process to create folders and move your files. This makes setting up a proper file system for your movie collection easier.
    Hits: 16720 Originally Added: 05-25-2009
  2. MCEBuddy x64
    MCEBuddy client version 1.1 for x64 systems.
    Hits: 9151 Originally Added: 04-05-2010 Version: 1.1
  3. RAMDisk
    Create a custom disk using the spare RAM available in your system. This allows you to use your system RAM as a high speed hard disk for writing and reading data.
    Hits: 5240 Originally Added: 07-14-2009
  4. AVI to MKV
    Automate the process of converting your AVI movie collection into an MKV format using the Handbrake CLI and a batch process.
    Hits: 3707 Originally Added: 05-25-2009

Registry Hacks (15) »

  1. MKV Reg x64
    Registry file to enable the addition of MKV files to the native movie library in Windows 7 Media Center. This version is for 64-bit systems.
    Hits: 142286 Originally Added: 05-27-2009
  2. MKV Reg x86
    Registry file to enable the viewing of MKV files in the native Windows 7 Media Center movie library. This version is for 32-bit systems.
    Hits: 70613 Originally Added: 05-27-2009
  3. InternetTV Hack
    Registry hack and batch file for enabling Internet TV on non-US installations of Windows 7 Media Center.
    Hits: 20929 Originally Added: 07-25-2009
  4. MB Strip Extras
    A collection of extra program tiles for the default Media Browser start menu strip.Includes registry files for: * Media Control * Music Browser * Media Center Mail * PlayIt * PowerDVD9 * SecondRun.tv * TotalMedia Theatre 3 * TubeCore * TunerFreeMCE * TwitterMCE * My Trailers for MCE * Turn Off Default Movie Strip * Rename Media Browser Strip (Edit .reg file)
    Hits: 15059 Originally Added: 05-27-2009 Version: 2.3

File Patches (8) »

  1. Take Ownership
    Registry file that adds the Take Ownership entry to the right-click menu to allow users to take control of system files.
    Hits: 39125 Originally Added: 05-27-2009
  2. Enable Concurrent RDP Sessions
    Enable multiple concurrent users connected to the same machine to allow administration of a Media Center in the background without disrupting the functioning Media Center from a remote machine.
    Hits: 27550 Originally Added: 06-11-2009
  3. Expand EPG Rows
    Increase the default number of EPG rows listed from seven to ten by patching the Media Center Shell DLL. Thanks to Bill24's post on the Australian Media Center Community site.
    Hits: 11371 Originally Added: 12-08-2009 Version: .2
  4. MCS Fix
    Makes a recent update to Media Center and Media Center Studio's start menu options compatible again.
    Hits: 7505 Originally Added: 09-16-2010 Version: 1.0

Themes (36) »

  1. Assassin's MCS Directory
    Assassin's Instruction for Media Center Studio work around...1. Download the zipped folder directory "Assassin's MCS Directory"2. Unzip the file3. Make sure you have "show hidden folders" enabled under the folders option in your Start -> Control Panel menu.4. Move the unzipped directory to C:\users\*your_user_name*\Appdata\local\Apps\2.0\*huge_string_of_junk*\5. Then run the executable : Media Center Studio.exe
    Hits: 36652 Originally Added: 11-10-2011 Version: 1
  2. Brokeh
    Original Brokeh Theme in MCT format for use with Media Center Studio.
    Hits: 34794 Originally Added: 04-22-2010 Version: 1.1 MCT
  3. Streaming Light
    Streaming Light theme created by Dave Bryce. More information can be found here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/home-entertainment-pcs/1096690-my-new-7mc-theme-streaming-light.html
    Hits: 34068 Originally Added: 10-12-2010 Version: 1.02
  4. Media Center Theme Pack One
    Package Contains Brokeh, Homeworld, Midnight Magic, Nowhere Road and Flying Whales in MCT format for use in Media Center Studio.
    Hits: 33742 Originally Added: 04-22-2010 Version: 1

Backup Tools (2) »

  1. mcBackup x64
    mcBackup from Made for Media Center and Ian Dixon
    Hits: 12375 Originally Added: 04-30-2010 Version: 3
  2. mcBackup x86
    mcBackup from Made for Media Center and Ian Dixon.
    Hits: 6786 Originally Added: 04-30-2010 Version: 3

Tweaking Programs (1) »

  1. Lubeat Media Center Hidden
    This tool allows users easier access to some hidden settings and tools not typically available to Media Center users.
    Hits: 7502 Originally Added: 06-11-2010 Version: 1
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