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Thread: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 on Intel Mac

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    If you had a legit copy why would you need to condense them onto 1 cd? It would take twice the effort and would require you to modify the files and or directory structure. The only logical reason to do this is to make it easier to ILLEGALLY distribute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightningMac
    If you had a legit copy why would you need to condense them onto 1 cd? It would take twice the effort and would require you to modify the files and or directory structure. The only logical reason to do this is to make it easier to ILLEGALLY distribute!
    because bootcamp needs only one CD (right?)

    Im pretty sure we can find a nice torrent for WMC already condensed to one disc

    Now all I need to do is find someone who wants to buy my like brand spankin new mac mini g4 so I can fork up $100 or so for an intel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptonite
    "Pirated" is such a harsh word.....

    Here is what I am thinking:

    Intel Mac Mini
    Tiger
    Front Row for a front end on the Mac side
    bootcamp
    XP Media Center Ed.
    Frodoplayer or Centrafuge for a front end on the windows side

    Any suggestions?
    "Pirated" needn't be harsh for good people like yourself who own the software legally, since it doesn't refer to you. And it's shorter than "ripped off" or "illegally copied" -- but that's a matter of personal preference, I guess.

    For suggestions regarding the setup, it seems fine for a home or RV media center (no mention of a screen). But with the exception of Frodoplayer or Centrafuge, not at all practical for use in a car.

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    my understanding from what I've read of WMC is that the first cd is the windows media center and the second one contains Windows XP, so you do need both cds..

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    From what I understand is since you cant eject cd during windows install on a mac you need it to be one cd not two which is why MCE was not supported by apple. But, if you read the link above you can condense it down to one disk, using legitimate methods, and make it work. Thus calling it piracy is outlandish to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINI4cathy
    But with the exception of Frodoplayer or Centrafuge, not at all practical for use in a car.
    umm, i think you mean centrafuse.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/centrafuse/

    i used nlite to condense 2 cd's into 1 cd. get rid of the language packs, tablet support, etc. and you can fit it into 1 cd no problem. actually, you don't need nlite. just copy on the hd like someone else mentioned and burn your own.


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    Not related to this post but still canít stop myself from asking: Why you guys are putting this much of effort to make a nice thing ugly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINI4cathy
    ... But with the exception of Frodoplayer or Centrafuse, not at all practical for use in a car.
    Practical? What's not practical? Is it not practical that I can have front row (which is GREAT) and Win MCE (which is GREAT) and a front end to handle GPS (which is GREAT)? And what might you be smoking on, kind sir ???

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    Media Center apps are not very practical for use in a car. I agree they are great when you have time to devote to the screen as you navigate through all of the layers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINI4cathy
    Media Center apps are not very practical for use in a car. I agree they are great when you have time to devote to the screen as you navigate through all of the layers.

    Still disagreeing with ya....

    Hit da infamous "green button" and you're on the main menu. Scroll to your media choice and your at your library. Pick a movie and it plays or pick an album and play the songs.... Just about the same steps (if not the exact number) as front row.

    All i can say is, puff-puff-pass, my herbal friend....

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