Best Media Center Software?

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  1. MacRookie.net macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I´m looking for a media center software like Front Row, does anybody know any alternatives? Front Row is very nice, sadly it does not support storing my TV-recordings since they are encoded as DivX or Xvid.

    I´ve found Media Central but the lagging menu is a real turnoff. So are there other applications like that out there or is there a way to make Front Row work with other video codecs?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    All of my DivX movies work just fine with front row. I simply put them in the Movies folder and they play.
     
  3. MacRookie.net thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that and the file appeared in Front Row. But when I tried playing it, the screen stayed black. A snapshot of the movie could be seen in the cover view but Front Row would just not play it.

    Tried that with several files, all with the same result.
     
  4. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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  5. MacRookie.net thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very helpful link, will try that tomorrow! Thanks a lot :)
     

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