Top Apps That Boost Your Media Centre

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Top Apps That Boost Your Media Centre

Streaming video, digital DVD backups, DVR recording—it’s all possible from your TV-connected media centre, and you don’t need a system administrator to pull it off. These apps make filling and controlling your media centre PC even easier.

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Give your tunes the covers they deserve

2008 album art guide

Remove ads automatically from recorded TV

LifextenderDVRMSToolboxLifextenderDVRMSToolbox

Boost Boxee with repositories and feeds

Rename files for easier detection

MediaRenamerTVrenameXMBC add-on guide

Rip DVDs the easy way

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chroniclesbuilt a tool called DVD RipHandBrakeVLC Media Player

Media centre remotes for your phone (or iPod touch)

GmoteBoxee remote
MediaMote

Make your router more media-friendly

DD-WRTTomatowireless bridge for your entertainment centerTomato

Convert and transfer tracks to your portable player

five best media convertersSuperFormat FactoryMediaCoderHandBrakedoubleTwist

What helper applications make your digital entertainment experience that much more enjoyable? How do you smooth the kinks out of your admittedly geeky setup? Tell us all about your tricks in the comments.

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