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Topic # 23675 6-Jul-2008 16:39
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Well according to Engadet Fiji/Windows Vista Media Center Feature Pack 2008/Windows Media Center TV Pack will not have support for H.264 so I guess that leaves NZ out in the cold (again *cough* *EPG*)

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/07/05/no-directv-hd-for-vista-media-center-until-2010/

Just wondering what my options are now if I want to watch freeview HD on my VMC? I've tried various other media center apps over the years (MediaPortal etc) but in my opinion they have nothing on VMC so I'm pretty keen to stick with it.

Is it just tuning in freeview HD VMC has issues with? i.e. if I recorded freeview HD using another application, would VMC be able to playback the recording OK with the correct codecs installed?

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  Reply # 143389 6-Jul-2008 16:50
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Embarassed Whoops. Sorry I see this is discussed elsewhere.

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  Reply # 143390 6-Jul-2008 16:56
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I don't think you can draw any conclusions until something official comes out of MS but there have been rumors now for several weeks that H.264 support will not exist in the final release of Fiji so it comes as no surprise to me if it is infact true.

While it's fine blaming MS for this the real issue is one of DRM - needless to say MS can't do a lot if content producers are demanding that HD content be secured.


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