Recently I found that no programs were scheduled for recording on my Media PC.
To explain things better, I will start by briefly describing a typical scenario: you take 200 photos on a weekend trip, you download all of your favorite music and videos and you collect huge numbers of mp3 files. They all end up in folders, on a partition of your hard drive and most of the times you can't remember where they were. In this article I will present the most important features and issues of Windows Media Center, which is intended to be an important Windows Vista tool for organizing and accessing media files.
For the moment, I will resume the presentation only to the Local Media features, like the Pictures, Videos and Music Libraries.
As I indicated in that article, there were known issues and some community folks provided some workarounds that worked in certain cases.
A good friend of mine, Cameron Fuller, as the sole source for feedback, despite other company products moving away from this old feedback mechanism and rumors that the Connect web site will be eventually replaced by User Voice.
The main setup wizards that you will need to run, not necessarily all from the first time are the following: Internet Connection, TV Signal, Speakers, TV or Monitor and Wireless Network, if you are using any.
You may skip all of these wizards (if you don't use a TV tuner or you don't want Windows Media Center to use the Internet Connection), but I would recommend setting up the , as it is useful to have the proper configuration for audio playback.With some debugging I found that the television guide was not updating correctly for my over antenna signals.The issue was easy to see when opening the guide which looked a lot like the screenshot below.I found an existing discussion on this topic at https://connect.microsoft.com/site1145/Feedback/Details/1573972.From discussions on this thread and recommendations from ewtaylo1 (huge thanks!Our Gadget Repair Center possesses the Technical comprehension and Capability for any of your needs across Dell’s wide range of products.