Hey people. I want to build a media centre for my lounge, however I don't have a spare Vista HP install but do have a spare XP Pro OEM. I am building the machine this afternoon/evening and have been looking into some media centre front ends, but it seems the good ones are either no longer available, purchasedby Yahoo! or are now chargeable. At the moment my options are looking awful. Here is what I want from my media centre Music - creating playlists, good visulisations, wma & mp3 playback, album art, ratings Video - support for the most common formats, but most importantly divx and xvid, Vista has crap handling for these and the various plugins work badly with various crashes, compatability with these is vital. Pictures - transitions and configurable intervals between. TV - not important as I have no arial in the loft, we just have Sky+ and that has all the TV functions I want. Must have support for the Microsoft Remote, as I have a spare one. Before anyone uggests it, i'm really not at all interested in any Linux media centre OS's, although they seem very interested, I want something that works, and that I can fix easily and quickly if/when it goes wrong. My knowledge of Linux sucks, so no thank you!