Turn Windows XP Into Media Center With Media Portal
I always wanted to try out Windows XP Media Center, but never actually got a chance. Today, while surfing the Internet, I stumbled across a very cool application that could turn your PC, or your TV into an advanced Media Center. It’s similar to the original XP Media Center, as it lets us listen to your favourite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder including much more.
Media Portal, a HTPC (Home-Theatre PC) software, is a free open-source application that provides us with user-friendly and a very easy-to-use interface to play, record your movies, listen to music and radio, watch pictures etc. It’s functionality can be expanded by using third-party plugins, that are built for Media Portal. Some examples of such plugins include: WebBrowser, Outlook software , Skype and etc.
If you are looking for some custom plugins to get the most out of Media Center, visit the official plugins page.
Media Portal can be downloaded from here.