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Discontinued windows media center?

ricleo2

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I understand windows media center is not available in Win 10. Can y'all recommend a similar program for win 10? Thank you.
 

Malogeek

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Depends on what you want to replace from WMC. I use SiliconDust's HDHomerunDVR for my cable TV viewing throughout my house with programs recorded to my NAS. But I use Kodi to play my music, movie and TV show collection.
 

ricleo2

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I just want to watch and plan recording for local OTA tv shows. Does Kodi do that?
 

Malogeek

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I just want to watch and plan recording for local OTA tv shows. Does Kodi do that?
No, not by itself. It is a PVR front end for the interface but requires some kind of TV backend to provide the stream and TV data.

What device are you using to capture the TV stream?
 

ricleo2

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I use an Avermedia tv tuner card. My outside antenna plugs into it. Let me make sure I understand: I need the tv tuner card as well as kodi to plan tv and watch recordings? Is there a tv guide?
 

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Let me make sure I understand: I need the tv tuner card as well as kodi to plan tv and watch recordings? Is there a tv guide?
You need that AND a TV backend to interface with the TV tuner card, download the guide and provide the necessary feeds to Kodi, which acts as the frontend.

http://kodi.wiki/view/PVR_backend
 

ricleo2

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Ah, I finally understand. Thanks
 
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