There was a time when we used to use the Media Player to organize our media, but these days most of us prefer using the Media Centers. In this article I will tell you how to convert your Windows 7 computer into a Media Center PC, using the in-built Windows Media Center application.
This tutorial is divided into 3 parts. In the first, I will talk about configuring the hardware and configuring the Media Center application to adopt the new hardware. In the 2nd part, I will cover how to configure the Media Center application and make a Media Extender with the help of Xbox 360. And in the third concluding part, we will see how to schedule recordings, stream our Media Center, schedule and record TV, and tweak the Windows Media Center with third-party Add-ons.
If you have purchased a PC recently and is running Windows Vista or later, then you can renovate your Windows PC into a Media Center without any problems. You can find Windows Media Center pre-installed on your machine. We can use some hardware and freeware third-party tools to convert your PC into a Media Center.