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Old January 23, 2008, 08:59 AM
Thunderbirt Thunderbirt is offline
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Default HTPC Software/Codecs

Greetings to all!

I wanted to know what would be the common software/codecs to have for an HTPC? Any recommendations?

I will be running Vista Home Premium on my HTPC. Just started looking into HTPCs and wanted to make sure I am able to view the most movies (no matter the format) as possible.

Example, would the software that comes with the video card be good enough to output a Blu-Ray, HD-DVD or DVD on to an HDTV?

Here is what I am considering on getting in a few months:

Case: Thermaltake VB8000BNS Bach

Components:

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8GHz)
RAM: OCZ 2GB PC2-8500 PLAT DUAL XTC EPP
Main HDD: WD 160GB - 7200rpm (SATA)
Media HDD: WD 1TB (SATA)
Optical Drive: LG GGC-H20L (Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, DVD)
Video: HIS Radeon HD 2600 XT iSilence III Video Card 512MB DDR3
Sound: Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1
Power: THERMALTAKE 600W W0129RU
CPU Fan: Zalman CNPS9700 LED

OS: Vista Home Premium 32-bits

Thanks!
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