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Using VLC instead of media center.

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    windows 8

    Using VLC instead of media center.


    VLC is a free Linux program, and works very fine for playing DVDs and a lot of other things, so there is
    no need to buy Mediacenter. In some ways it works even better.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    VLC cannot be used easily as a PVR. It doesn't have the same breadth of features for a quality EPG and tuner support is not at the same level.
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Using VLC instead of media center.
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