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Are you tired of the same Windows Media Center look and feel? Today we’ll show you how change the background and apply themes to WMC. CS 101 Assignment: Zaman University Phnom Penh Cambodia
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Under Color scheme you’ll find options for Windows Media Center standard, High contrast white, and High contrast black. Simply select a color scheme and click Save before exiting.
If you have used Media Center before you are familiar with the standard blue default theme.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed Media Center Studio (link below), open the application select the Home tab on the ribbon and make sure you are on the Themes tab below. Click New.
Next, click on the triangle next to Images to expand the list below. You’ll want to browse to Images > Common > Background. You should see a list of PNG image files located below Background. We will want to swap out the COMMON.ANIMATED.BACKGROUND.PNG and the COMMON.BACKGROUND.PNG images. Select COMMON.ANIMATED.BACKGROUND.PNG and click on the Browse button on the right.
Your selected image will appear on the left pane. Now, do the same for the COMMON.BACKGROUND.PNG. When finished, select the Home tab on the ribbon at the top and click Save.
Your theme will be applied to Media Center.
Close out of Media Center Studio and open Windows Media Center to check out your new background.
Download any (or all) of the Theme7MC theme packages to your Media Center PC. Open Media Center Studio, select the Themes tab (the one at the top) and click Import Theme.Installing Themes with Media Center Studio
Select your theme from the themes pane and click Apply.
You should then see your new theme appear under Current theme on the left theme pane.
Close out of Media Center Studio. Open Media Center and enjoy your new theme.
Media Center Studio runs on Windows 7 or Vista and gives users a solution for personalizing their Media Center backgrounds. It is a Beta application, however, so it still has a few bugs.
Currently, there are only a handful of themes available at Themes7MC, but what they have is pretty slick.