PowerCinema: Turning a PC into a Jukebox
PowerCinema is a very powerful application which can turn your computer into a home entertainment system. This is similar to the popular Windows Media center, but can be run on many different versions of Windows. There are also some very nice features which sets this software apart from other packages available.
Using PowerCinema to turn your computer into a Jukebox is very easy to do. When the software is installed, you can then start to use it to organize all of your tracks.
Getting the Software
PowerCinema 6 is software that you need to buy. It normally comes with a TV tuner as standard, which makes it possible to watch TV broadcasts on your computer. When ordering the software, you will need to choose between a PCI and USB adapter. The PCI adaptor needs to be installed inside your computer, which is the reason most people choose to use USB adapters (which simply need to be connected).
There is also a trial download which can be found on the Internet. The trial version is a useful way of testing out the software and ensuring that it all works correctly. When you have gotten the software and installed it, you will need to ensure that it is set up correctly.
For the best experience, you should connect your computer up to your television and home theater system. By connecting everything to your television, you will be able to control it from your sofa.
When you run PowerCinema for the first time, you will be asked to search for the media files on your computer. The software will scan for all of the MP3 files which are located on your computers hard drive. This is a useful feature because they will be organized into categories. This will make it very simple to choose which music you want to play. You will also be able to search through your music collection and assign it to different categories.
By assigning the music to different categories, you can easily choose which type of music you want to listen to.
PowerCinema 6 has support for lots of different music files. These files include MP3, WAV and WMA formats. This means that you should be able to open up virtually any music file from a variety of different sources.
The music files can be rated. This makes it possible to take a look at which music files are your favorite.
PowerCinema 6 also supports radio playback. Playing songs from the radio is very easy as everything can be controlled with the remote control. It's also possible to pause and record radio shows. This means that you can ensure you never miss anything on radio. You will also be able to fast forward and rewind through recorded radio shows. You will be able to easily search through the different radio stations or choose from a list of your favorite stations.
The recorded radio shows can then be stored and archived on your computer. The recorded shows can be put onto your MP3 player so you can enjoy the shows wherever you are.