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Old January 30, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Default Windows 8 HTPC quarks

Spent 20min googling for these but no one seems to have publicly posted any work around. This is being only a HTPC, I actually like the metro interface for a media centre....it just sucks in practice.
  • Has anyone figured out when searching for music and videos not to search the xbox music/video marketplace? or to just default it to my music/video when searching.
  • The mouse does not auto hide for the video app. Actually the video app default settings just blow. Without installing a 3rd party app to hide the mouse is there a setting somewhere?
  • CEC is there a way to get this to work in windows 8, in line coupler to control it maybe?
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Old January 30, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Why don't you run XBMC on windows 8 as your media software? I don't have any of the issues you are having and it's rather nice/easy to use including the fact you can wireless control with a tablet or smart phone using their remote app (xbmc and the remote app are both free)
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Old January 30, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Why don't you run XBMC on windows 8 as your media software? I don't have any of the issues you are having and it's rather nice/easy to use including the fact you can wireless control with a tablet or smart phone using their remote app (xbmc and the remote app are both free)
Giving it a chance, I have a pi with XBMC on it and can always go to XBMC on the desktop if it drives me nuts. Just giving it a go. Even if I go with XBMC it does not answer the CEC issue.

The music search anyway is faster in windows 8 vs xbmc as well. I have about 6-700GB of music ~200K songs and XBMC does not work as well, windows 8 takes almost no time to do the search off my home server.
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Giving it a chance, I have a pi with XBMC on it and can always go to XBMC on the desktop if it drives me nuts. Just giving it a go. Even if I go with XBMC it does not answer the CEC issue.

The music search anyway is faster in windows 8 vs xbmc as well. I have about 6-700GB of music ~200K songs and XBMC does not work as well, windows 8 takes almost no time to do the search off my home server.

I got this off the xbmc wiki. Not sure if it works in windows 8. Or even if this was what you were looking for. (I thought it was.)

Pulse-Eight. Control your TV from XBMC, or vice versa! USB - CEC Adapter
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