HTPC, Media, Software

The media center software list

A while ago I did a roundup of the different softwares I have been using in my HTPC. The list in that post is not complete, so I it’s time to put together a quick list of links to software alternatives when you want to build your own HTPC.

And if you are interested in HTPCs and media centers in general here is a good collection of links from eirikso.com.

Digg this story here.

Windows
Windows
Windows Media Center Edition
Windows Media Center Edition (Review)

TVedia
TVedia (Review)

ShowShifter
ShowShifter (RIP) (Unfortunately not existing anymore)


Beyond Media / Beyond TV (BeyondTV – Review)

Sage TV
SageTV (Review)

CTPVR
CTPvr

J River Media Center
J River Media Center

MainLobby
MainLobby

MainLobby
Cyberlink PowerCinema

CQC
CQC (screenshots here and here)

Welltonway
Welltonway

Sesam TV
Sesam.tv (Free)

Nero Home
Nero Home

Intervideo
Intervideo WinDVD Media Center

nStantMedia
Nvidia Purevideo Decoder with nStantMedia

Sceneo TV-Central
Sceneo TV Central

Yahoo Go for TV
Yahoo! Go for TV (Formerly Meedio) (Free)
(MeedioTV – Review) (YahooGo – Preview)

Xlobby
Xlobby (Free)

GBPVR
GBPVR (Free)

Media Portal
MediaPortal (Free)

Got all media
Got All Media (Free)

GameEx
GameEx (Free)

Tvoon
Tvoon (Free)

Theatre@Home
Theatre@Home (Free)

MyTheatre
myTheatre

DVBViewer
DVBViewer


Linux
Linux

MythTV
MythTV (Free)

Sage TV
SageTV

Freevo
Freevo (Free)

GeeBox
GeexBox (Free)

VDR
VDR (Free)

My Media System
My Media System (Free)

LinuxMCE
LinuxMCE (Free)


Apple
Apple

FrontRow
Apple Front Row

xHub
xHub

EyeTV
Elgato EyeTV

Sage TV
SageTV (Review)

Center Stage
CenterStage (Free)

iTheatre
iTheatre (Free)

MediaCentral
MediaCentral

A very good collection of links for Apple media software (Thanks, Ole)


Xbox
Xbox

Xbox Media Center
Xbox Media Center (Free)


Windows Apple Linux
Cross plattform

Sage TV
SageTV (Review)

Oxylbox
OxylBox

Elisa Media Center
Elisa Media Center (Free)

And over here you’ll find a list in Wikipedia comparing features of some of the packages.

Please comment if I forgot something important!

…if you consider buying books or software related to this topic. And if you would like to support eirikso.com when buying them, here are some suggestions:
Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC for Dummies PC Magazine Guide Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Beyond TV 4 & Beyond Media Bundle Beyond TV 4

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