Media Center

What is Media Center?

A Media Center is a computer program or software application that provides the user with a player and media manager. In the case of Windows Media Center, this is a software application that provides the user with a digital video recorder and a player at the same time. Through the player-recorder, the user can watch live TV shows and record these as well. TV shows may be streamed live from the Internet, while recorded shows can be played either on the computer or on the TV set through a Windows Media Center Extenders device.

Apart from watching and recording live TV, the user is also provided with a media player that allows for playing of various video and audio files on the computer. Slide presentations may also be viewed through the player.

Windows Media Center went under the name of Freestyle during its developmental stages. The software application was initially released as part of Windows XP, and was added later on to Windows Vista as well. Users of Windows 8 will have to install the Media Center Pack add-on in order to have the player installed on their computers.

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File types supported by Media Center

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