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Andy

Windows Media Player 11

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Andy

Who else has used v11 of WMP?

Is it just me or is the user interface totally baffling?

And WHY does it keep searching my entire HDD for media when I don't want it too?

AND it keeps ewoking crashing all the time and being generally annoying!

I only want to set up a media server to share a few videos overr my network to my PS3. GRRR!!

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Mara

Um, I don't think so. At least not regularly. I think I still have version 10 on my computer. (And my dad has v9 still). Yeah, and the version at work is 9 also.

I'm mostly familiar with 10, so I dunno. :/

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Drake

It knows you have a PS3, that's why. Mine works fine and lets me share movies and music with my 360 no problem.

In other words...PS3 continues to suck. ;)

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CorSec

v10 doesn't crash for me. But I use iTunes for most of my media.

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Andy

Its alright I found a better programme to do it with anyways: http://www.tversity.com/

It's pretty awesome, it transcodes any unknown file formats into something any connected devices can read automatically :)

It's just WMP that is sithe, which I have known for years anyway. I was working on the off-chance that v11 might actually be good. Which was incorrect of me. :p

With TVersity, and another thing I tried (TwonkyMedia), I just installed it and the PS3 connected right away, which to me is further proof that WMP is crap. :p

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Mara

*shrug* I've never had problems with my Windows Media player.

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Uncle Du

I have the newest version, and I have a problem connecting my 360. I've followed all the directions, and I still have problems streaming media from my PC through the 360. I gave up. :p

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Andy

I recommend TVersity or TwonkyMedia.

TwonkyMedia will let you play formats your 360 doesn't normally understand too. :)

You might need to find FFDShow too for that to work properly though.

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Uncle Du

Hm, I'll have to look into that. Well, once I plug my 360 back in. The living room is torn apart right now, awaiting the arrival of my 50 inch this Friday. :D

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Drake

Lose a wife, gain a big screen TV. Hmmm...not a bad trade. :p

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Uncle Du

:rofl:

I'm just able to do the things that I wasn't able to before.

And I'm buying the TV from my boss for 400 bucks! Why don't women know a good deal when they see one? ;) Men can be thrifty too. :D

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Radioactive Isotope

is it a Hi-Def or LCD screen?

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Drake

JM, those are two completely different classifications of TV. First, you would ask if the TV is LCD or plasma. Then you would ask if it's High-Def capable or Standard-Def only.

I did a research project on this stuff for school, lol.

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Radioactive Isotope

FEIN!!

Du, is your new TV Hi-def or standard, and does it have an LCD or plasma screen? :p

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Uncle Du

It's an older model HD Sony. And to be honest, I don't even know if it's LCD or Plasma. And who cares, it's a 400 dollar HD TV, which is something I don't have. And I need to have HD for the first time I turn on Halo 3. :D

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Winters

I use WMP 11 and I have no problems, but I don't play counsels... because they're impossible for FPS and I want my RTS.

And is the TV 780p or 1080i or 1080p?

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Andy

At last someone who agrees that FPS on consoles just doesn't work. lol

And what RTS games do you play?

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Winters

Rome and Medievil II Total War. Also the SWs Empire at War, but I didn't like it that much....

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Andy

I didn't like EaW too much. It was abit meh. Anyways RTS is my favouritest. :D

I have:

Total Annihilation

Command & Conquer (all of them)

Supreme Commander

StarCraft (and expansions)

Warcraft III

Star Wars: Force Commander

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (and Clone Campaigns)

Star Wars: Empire at Crappy War

Age of Empires III

Rise & Fall

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II

Warzone 2100

Rise of Nations

Medieval Lords

Stronghold 2

Act of War: Direct Action

Uhh, that's all I can think of at the moment... :p

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Mara

How was AoE III? I'm wondering whether I want to buy it or not.

I don't like the new design of it... I much prefer the gameplay of II.

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Winters

I played it and didn't particularly love it to death or anything. I'm waiting for Empire: Total War. AoE III time period, but TOTAL WAR!!!

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Mara

Hmm... interesting.

I just wasn't a fan of the "mother ship" supplies aspect in order to help advance.

Anyway.... anyone play the Civ. games? I know they're kind of similar.

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Andy

I'm currently addicted to Civ 4

I didn't mention it before because I was listing RTS games, which the Civ games are not. :p

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