Display Rendering Stats in MPC-HC

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Every so often I see a question about how we generated the detailed display information used in our HTPC reviews. It’s not hard to setup, but I figured that it was time to document the process in a single, easy to find place. Let’s get started. Necessary Software: DirectX Runtime MPC-HC (I prefer the zip installer-less, version) LAV Filters (optional) […]

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Guide – MythTV Quick Tip – Reset the Painter

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I recently wrote about my experiences installing MythTV on my Windows laptop.  While it’s been working great, I recently ran into a problem and wanted to share the solution. While playing with some settings in the various menus – sometimes I just can’t help myself – I got myself into a pickle that I just couldn’t fix.  As it turns […]

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Digitizing VHS with the Hauppauge Colossus

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So my primary reason for purchasing the Hauppauge Colossus was to digitize a small VCR library.   Some purchased movie titles others non-professional and non-purchasable.    It seems my wife’s Dad bought almost every Disney movie on VCR during the limited release cycle.   Since my 4yr old isn’t going to complain about simulated surround vs TrueHD, I figured capturing the upscaled image after […]

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MythTV on Windows?!

Welcome to MythTV on Windows

MythTV is complicated to setup.  MythTV only runs under Linux.  MythTV is only for people who like to tweak their setups all the time…These are some of the stereotypes surrounding MythTV.  While this may have been true at one point things have gotten much easier lately.  One of the things that has gotten a lot of recent attention is building […]

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Migrating the MythTV Database Between Installations

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For years now I’ve been running the same Linux installation and the same MythTV installation on the same hardware.  From time to time I would upgrade the MythTV installation or the OS to the latest revision but it was always an upgrade from the previous and not a clean install.  However, earlier this summer I was faced with a hardware […]

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Using the Native Video and Picture Library

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Using the Native Video and Picture Library Recently we created a guide on how to use the Movie Library within Microsoft Windows 7 Media Center (“7MC”). Today we are going to look at adding files to the native Video and Pictures Library. This guide will cover: 1. How to add files to the library 2. What types of files can […]

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