Windows media center epg not updating

As revealed a few months ago, the free upgrade for Windows 7 and higher wipes out Windows Media Center, a decade-old program that provides a TV-friendly interface for multimedia files.

While most people won’t notice WMC’s absence—Microsoft says the software is barely used for anything other than DVD playback these days—for some users it’s the backbone of their entire living room setup, thanks to its ability to play and record live TV.

Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost.Excited as I am about Windows 10 in general, I’ve been torn about whether to upgrade my own desktop PC, as I like the ability to record shows from free over-the-air channels like ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.So before upgrading, I searched for a Windows Media Center alternative that was easy to set up and use.Download and install the latest version of Next PVR. Create a new text file, and rename it to “Update ”(Make sure you can see the full file name extension, and that there’s no “.txt” on the end of it.) 8. It should run Settings on first launch, but you can always get to Settings by right-clicking anywhere on the screen. Head to the “Devices” section, select your TV tuner, click Device Setup, then click Scan. Go to the Recording folder, and choose where you want DVR shows to be stored. You may need to experiment with the Decoders menu if you’re not getting any audio or video playback.Wait a few minutes while the tuner looks for broadcast channels. Go to the “Channels” section, and click “Update EPG.” You should see a pop-up box telling you that Update is running, thereby grabbing the TV guide data you got through MC2XML. (I’ve had luck using the LAV decoder for both audio and video.) 14.

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