Discontinued windows media center?

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  1. ricleo2

    ricleo2 Golden Member

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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.
     
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    Malogeek Golden Member

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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.
     
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    ricleo2 Golden Member

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

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    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?
     
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    ricleo2 Golden Member

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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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    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
     
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    ricleo2 Golden Member

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    Ah, I finally understand. Thanks