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Windows Media Center Start Up - Customize

How to Customize How Windows Media Center Will Start Up
Published by Kukag
13 Sep 2009
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How to Customize How Windows Media Center Will Start Up

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This will show you how to use a list of commands that allow you to change how Windows Media Center starts up including, no start up animations, force widescreen, start in screensaver, and more!

Windows Media Center is not available in the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions.
Note   Note
This also works with the Media Browser shortcuts that are avaliable through the internet! Shortcut avaliable for download Here!



The N and KN editions of Windows 7 have all the features that normally come with each individual Windows 7 edition, except for Windows Media Player 12 and related programs, such as Windows Media Center or Windows DVD Maker.

The N editions of Windows 7 allow you to choose your own media player and software required to manage and play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media files. If you choose to use Windows Media Player 12, downloading it, along with related software, is free.
Download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211) from Official Microsoft Download Center




Here's How :
1. Ok so first your going to navigate to your Windows Media Center shortcut you'd like to modify.
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2. Right click on your shortcut and click on Properties.
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3. Find the "Target" box.
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4. In the Target box at the end of the text put a space, then copy one of the following commands in bold below. Exactly like this.... (See screenshot below command list)
  • /homepage:VideoFullscreen.xml /PushStartPage:True - Live TV
  • /homepage:VideoGuide.xml /PushStartPage:True - TV Guide
  • /homepage:RecordedTV.BrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Recorded TV
  • /homepage:VideoToBeRecorded.xml/PushStartPage:True - Scheduled Recordings
  • /homepage:Radio.BrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Radio
  • /homepage:Radio.xml - FM Radio
  • /homepage:MusicBrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Music Library
  • /homepage:VideosBrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Video Library
  • /homepage:PhotosBrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Picture Library
  • /homepage:Options.Home.xml /PushStartPage:True - Settings Menu
  • /nostartupanimation – disables the startup animation
  • /noshutdownui – removes the shutdown item from Tasks
  • /mediamode – start in “media only mode” with no minimize/close buttons
  • /widescreen – force widescreen mode
  • /nochrome – launch windowed mode without the containing window
  • /playallmusic – Play all music at startup
  • /playfavmusic – Play favorite music at startup
  • /playfavslideshow – Play favorite slideshow at startup
  • /playfavslideshowwithmusic – Same as above with music
  • /playslideshow – Play all slideshows
  • /playslideshowwithmusic – Same as above with music
  • /screensaver – Start media center in screensaver mode
  • /configuress – Start media center at configuring screen saver menu
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5. Click on Apply and Ok, then you should be good to go!
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13 Sep 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

 
 

Excellent work, I'm glad you made a tutorial of this

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13 Sep 2009   #2
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

No thank you really happy you like it and anyone else that finds it useful!

p.s - More tutorials to come soon!
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13 Sep 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
No thank you really happy you like it and anyone else that finds it useful!

p.s - More tutorials to come soon!
I hope so

All contributions are very welcome
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27 Oct 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's a few more for you

/homepage:VideoFullscreen.xml /PushStartPage:True - Live TV
/homepage:VideoGuide.xml /PushStartPage:True - TV Guide
/homepage:RecordedTV.BrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Recorded TV
/homepage:VideoToBeRecorded.xml /PushStartPage:True - Scheduled Recordings
/homepage:Radio.BrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Radio
/homepage:Radio.xml - FM Radio
/homepage:MusicBrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Music Library
/homepage:VideosBrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Video Library
/homepage:PhotosBrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Picture Library
/homepage:Options.Home.xml /PushStartPage:True - Settings Menu

Enjoy!
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05 Apr 2010   #5
stereomind

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 

Hi

I tried the "nostartaupanimation" but it only works if you are launching 7mc fom the icon, when I start with te green button of my remote control it does not work.

Any suggestion?
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05 May 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi what command can i use to start in extras ? i mean i want my tv-catch extra up to start playing the tv which is in the extras section

http://www.tvcatchup.com/
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07 Jan 2011   #7
baconismidog

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Shortcut maker

Wrote these shortcuts into a little program I have for remotes. Also added Netflix direct shortcut and Media Browser.

Even if you don't have a remote, the shortcut bit will work for you. The program is standalone so if you just want it to create the shortcuts for you, run it, make shortcuts and then delete it.

Let me know if you guys like it, and i'll just make it into a separate little shortcut maker.

Remote Programs - Seabyrd Technologies
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30 Aug 2011   #8
davehu

win 7
 
 

Awseome! thank you very much.
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05 Sep 2011   #9
Steve73

windows 7 enterprise
 
 

How do i go about launching directly into My Movies? thanks, steve
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