Windows 10: Windows Media Centre replacement

  1. Posts : 9
    windows 8.1/8/10/XP
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows Media Centre replacement

    As i will not be getting the windows media centre that i paid extra for in windows 10 i will need a replace it must have:

    Have channels on same numbers as the TV
    Let me record things from the guide (series link)
    Must have at least 7 guide
    Let set up keyword recording (record all programs with keyword in name or description
    Save description with video file
    Recording TV must be able to played back in windows media player (if windows 10 still has it)
    Recording must be able to loading into Windows Movie Maker
    Must able set custom recording (i tell what day(s), time and channel to record)
    Must be able to installed on an offline computer
    Able to set programs all to start and finish by x minutes (even on series record)
    Play DVDs
    Must be free

    Would be nice not required:
    Watch live TV/recorded TV over remote desktop contention
    Have the same fill as windows media centre
    Detects a double bill of a program and records them as one recording
    Record the same channel twice (in case a double bill is running late or early)
    Record to channels on same something at same time on turner (i sure read you could do something like that i think on windows 8 forums)
    My money back on windows media centre (do not think that you can do much about this)
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    I can recommend SichboPVR, not sure it has everything on your list, but its a good start.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 9
    windows 8.1/8/10/XP
    Thread Starter
       03 Aug 2015 #3

    swarfega said: View Post
    I can recommend SichboPVR, not sure it has everything on your list, but its a good start.
    Can not install on a offline pc.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4

    I have been using WMC for a long time so had the same issue as you do. I was looking for something simple and functional, nothing bloated.

    NextPVR - Home NextPVR seems to be doing job pretty well. You will need to download some codecs probably, but otherwise it has been pretty simple to set up.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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