Ways to solve problems with Windows® Media Center on Windows® 7
What is Windows Media Center? What problems can it face on Windows 7?
Windows Media Center is an excellent feature that is available for Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. Windows Media Center has the ability to support more global TV standards and tuners, with digital and HD. It is also used to play more accepted audio and video formats. Using this, you can create stylish photo collages along with background music with the help of a new slide show maker. You can also check the excellent visuals on the efficient slide show screen saver. Windows Media Center offers you access to great entertainment and you can share that media integrity with any other system running Windows 7. Windows Media Center also allows you to play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.
Here are the details about the issues with Windows Media Center on Windows 7 and ways to solve the issue:
- Check external speaker cables
- Troubleshoot the firewall settings
There are many problems that may arise with Windows Media Center. Periodically, you may run into issues while it tries to play audio or video files, or while using an extender connected with Windows Media Center. Extenders are devices that permit you to 'extend' Windows Media Center onto a TV screen or large display. The XBox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Check external speaker cables
You need to check the systems volume settings by clicking the 'VOL+' icon at the bottom right corner of the main Windows Media Center screen. This is done to make sure that the volume is not turned off or is very low. You have to reconfigure the speakers in the case of volume or sound issues. For this, you have to scroll down to 'Tasks' in Windows Media Center home screen and choose 'Settings'. Then click 'General' and pick 'Windows Media Center Setup'. After that, select "Set up Your Speakers". Then follow the on-screen prompts for reconfiguring speaker settings.
In case Windows Media Center is functioning improperly, you may need to troubleshoot your firewall settings. You may face a problem while using an extender in case Windows Firewall obstructs it. To solve these issues, first of all go to 'Control Panel' from the Start menu and then double-click on 'Windows Firewall'. Then choose "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall". After that, click to check 'Windows Media Center Extenders" and press 'Apply'.
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