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Best Free Windows Media Center Alternatives

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Best Free Windows Media Center Alternatives
Setting up your own Media Center is no longer a complicated matter, especially now that you can find free alternatives to Microsoft’s Windows Media Center Edition operating systems.

If you don't use one of these - XP Media Center Edition or Vista Home Premium, you can set up a Media Center of your own, using nothing but free software. This will save you a buck or two, as you won't have to spend money on an expensive dedicated Media Center system, or on a Windows MCE machine. Why not enjoy the full digital experience, even in hard times like these?

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When everything is set up, you can use a remote control to watch the videos stored on your harddrive, listen to your music, or watch a slideshow of your pictures. All of this on your TV, in the convenience of your living room! With the help of a TV card, you can even watch your favourite TV stations on your Media Center, and you will be able to record your shows directly to your harddrive, just like you would do with a VCR.
Some of the media sharing applications will even allow you to do some of these on your Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii gaming console, directly with your game controller – so you won't need to buy a remote control for your PC.

In Pictures: Best Free Alternatives For Windows Media Center

Please note that although the Media Center alternatives that we present to you are free, you need a computer powerful enough and a remote control in order to completely enjoy the “digital living room” experience. But don't worry! In our picture gallery, besides the free tools that you need, you will also find some useful tips for setting up your Media Center as conveniently as possible! provides safe and secure software. We encourage you, however, to determine whether this product or your intended use is legal in your country. If you have any problems or concerns, please report it to the team.

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Best Free Windows Media Center Alternatives 

(Specials & News), March 05, 2009

INCREDIBLE! lets you listen to online radion and is easy to use

Reviewer: shinyvideofreak - View all of My Reviews

You just download it and start using it- it's really easy to use. Elisa has some really nice visual effects and allows you to read all of your weired movie files. It also finds titles and covers of songs and videos, which makes your experience really nice.

The plugins are really fun - you can listen to online radion or even listen to songs from

Definitely to recommend!

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