Originally Posted by Q
I ran MCE 2005 for years with hardly any problems. Then again, I used it as a DVR and not an all in one media player.
When I upgraded to W7, I decided to try to get integrated playback for all media. It was an absolute nightmare with x64. I went to 32 bit, which is fine for a media center box, installed Shark codecs and everything works instantly and like a charm.
I'm using Win7 x64 with Shark Codecs. Things are working great so far, just the navigation is slow in MediaBrowser. But as Einstein suggested, I'm going to try an external metadata app.