Future of Windows Media Center and WMV

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I have a Linksys Media Center Extender and I love it.  Quite honestly I
love Windows Media Center.  I think it's the best part of Vista.  I was
disappointed to see that Linksys is end-of-life'ing their extender line.
  Is Linksys doing this because Microsoft doesn't see Media Center as
part of their way-ahead?  I'm looking at archiving my DVD library to my
computer for viewing on my extender and WMV seems to yield great quality
on my extender at a reasonable file size.  Am I shooting myself in the
foot by going with WMV instead of something like XVid or H.264?  Any
thoughts appreciated.

Steve

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Whatever you do, don't throw away the original DVDs. No matter what format
you choose to store your videos in, some technological advance will come
along and make everything today obsolete

You should do your videos in a format that works for you.
WMV is not the best quality for video, but is does have the advantage of
making smaller files.

Maybe you might check out MP4 and Mpeg2. Mpeg 2 is the video format used on
DVDs.

You can find MP4 (Mpeg4) on web sites and Youtube.com.

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Cleetus

I believe Media Center will continue on for sometime, Microsoft has made a
number of improvements in Win7 Media Center.  As for Linksys I would tend to
believe they did not sell Media Extenders in a large enough Quantity to be
very profitable.  If I had to gueuss I would say there are probably more
XBox360 exenders than any other types.

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Well, I'm using a 360 as an extender and it works beyond belief. A little
noisy, but really convenient. Therefore, I'm sure they'll change the whole
setup..... ;-[


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I think XBOX now supports H.264.

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I don't have anything to add to the discussion that hasn't been said, but
wanted to chime in on your forum alias/e-mail address -- another Zappa fan
apparently.
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James
Orlando (Goofy says "Hey"), Florida

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Yep!

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