Originally Posted by Mfusick
Am I weird that I am the only one that just doesn't prefer XBMC ? Seems like I am
Do mind if I ask why you chose it?
Is it because your more familiar with it so it's just easier? Or is there a certain feature you want it has?
You are not alone.
I use my HTPC as a DVR & WMC7 works for me. But it appears my needs are different from that of a lot other folks. I read some of the threads about XBMC, MadVR, LAV filters, etc., but am not sure how these will benefit me.
I'm still not sure how the video is handled between the CPU, integrated graphics & the GPU of a video card. The HTPC works without a video card & works with a video card, but how much processing is handed off to the video card? I'm under the impression not all of it.
And if you use some "exotic" software in order to have a high power CPU do the processing then why use a separate video card?
If I knew what did what in various scenarios I might be more inclined to experiment. I'd like to have a flow chart showing what, for example, what XBMC is doing vs what WMC7 is doing, but so far have never found such a diagram. Is there some wiki or knowledge base such as HTPC Video 101?