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Windows Media Center -- missing anything useful?

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    Windows Media Center -- missing anything useful?

    I had originally installed Win8 32-bit from a DVD, and then added WMC later. Then even later, I upgraded to Win8.1. Don't remember whether or not I then added WMC again -- it's been so long ago.

    But recently, I decided to start over (due to daily problems with Win8.1 32-bit), and did a clean install of Win8.1 Pro 64bit from an ISO that I downloaded from MS.

    Then recently, I remembered that I did not to anything this time to add WMC, and when I go into adding Windows features, WMP is listed (as already installed) but there is no entry for WMC.

    I nearly always use VLC to play media files anyway ... so I was wondering, am I missing anything useful by NOT having WMC? And if so, how do I go about reinstalling WMC -- is this an "upgrade" again?

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    Florida, USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

    I use it for my TV cards. I find it very good for that.
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    I doubt there ever was a clunkier entertainment center SW ever, nothing worked for me. VLC, KMPlayer/Pot player and dedicated TV card player fill up all my needs without any hassle.
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Windows Media Center -- missing anything useful?
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