Media Center Plug-In: Internet TV

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Description

MiraWorldTV is a free plug-in for Windows Media Center that lets you to stream Internet TV from around the world straight to your Windows Media Center PC or TV. The plug-in, which works on Vista Ultimate or Vista Premium, provides thousands of mainstream channels built into the app and its database is updated frequently. The videos themselves stream from their respective sources, but the MiraWorldTV app offers a program guide which gives you information about the channel and the program playing, if that is made available by the content providers. You can even create your own channels from your favorites. In addition to American channels, there are also channels from Germany, the U.K., Turkey, and others. The app is free, but donations are accepted. However, there is no support, so you're on your own if you have issues. Still, it's cool enough to be worth checking out! (via AppScout)

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    quikboy

    Very great idea. I've been hoping for something as close as this to get released for some time.

    Why doesn't Microsoft just take the initiative, and make deals with television station providers/broadcasting companies and have them work out ways to get their content DIRECTLY onto Windows Media Center?

    If users could have the ability to pick and select the TV shows and channels that ONLY they WANT to keep, this would have a big impact on the way we watch TV. No more having to depend on cable/satellite companies to offer good content at a good price. Like most people, we want choices, but bundling a lot of TV programs in several packages, with you having to pay more and more for stuff you might never want just to reach the channel you do want, is ridiculous. Going 'a la carte' is becoming much more popular. Unfortunately, if cable/satellite companies offered this mode of TV viewing, they would make less money off of us.

    Anyways, MiraWorldTV is a start. Maybe someday, we can actually see real support for letting you have options in a good way.

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    quikboy

    Very great idea. I've been hoping for something as close as this to get released for some time.

    Why doesn't Microsoft just take the initiative, and make deals with television station providers/broadcasting companies and have them work out ways to get their content DIRECTLY onto Windows Media Center?

    If users could have the ability to pick and select the TV shows and channels that ONLY they WANT to keep, this would have a big impact on the way we watch TV. No more having to depend on cable/satellite companies to offer good content at a good price. Like most people, we want choices, but bundling a lot of TV programs in several packages, with you having to pay more and more for stuff you might never want just to reach the channel you do want, is ridiculous. Going 'a la carte' is becoming much more popular. Unfortunately, if cable/satellite companies offered this mode of TV viewing, they would make less money off of us.

    Anyways, MiraWorldTV is a start. Maybe someday, we can actually see real support for letting you have options in a good way.

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    ihar

    good

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