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Difficulty installing free alternative to win7MC for DVR functions
Years ago I messed around w/ the x/box version of kodi I think it was called XBMC
Never got the hang of using it, I really like simple easy to use not password for (this that and the other) M$/kodi/ homerun ect.now they M$ wants a phone# that’s not happening.rant over.
Still using win7 media center, when I read M$ stops surporting in January that means no more DVR data this is a downgrade.
First error was my explorer browser was out of date so I DL chrome. Successfully.
Second error was I needed to down load window7 sp1 I choose 64bit. There was a bunch to choose from I picked like the 4th from top Not sure if it DLed or even if I picked the correct revision.
Third error was the code they (M$) emailed was a 4 digit code didn’t match M$ wanting a phone# hoping to spoof my phone.
There is a kodi icon on the desktop then I click, 4th error unable to create application. Exiting.
Temporally gave up on Kodi tried too get epg123, I have the icon however when I click it asks for log in password I must have missed the part where to configure that I think this is a paid account for subscprition.
I have no idea what I’m doing wasted hours on this crape Seams like a huge PITA to watch TV w/out win7mc.
There has to be an easy alternative for folks that don’t passwords, DLs and all the other associated crape.
I’d like a free service apparently plex is a paid subscprition.
Attempted media portal2 1st attempt ended up at a classified 2nd attempt saw credit card that said I wouldn’t be charged if I wasn’t being charged who do they think they are google play store?
Emby at there DL they where selling windows.
Would like to continue w/ current i3 CPU and intel 57mobo guess it will be relegated to achieved recordings.
Apparently nothings free anymore even a OTA Tivo?
edit: I have silicon dust home run didn't they recently develope dvr SW?
Thanks for advising a none windows nerd. STB
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Last edited by stevethebrain; 06-29-2019 at 09:45 AM.