Like Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center Edition does a very good job at allowing us to play music but it doesn’t offer any native support for iTunes files. We shouldn’t really be surprised at this; the competition between Microsoft and Apple is legendary but it is a bit of a letdown for those who buy their music from iTunes. An MCE plugin called MCE Tunes may just solve that problems.
What is MCETunes ?
MCETunes is an add-in that lets you play your protected iTunes content in MCE within the ten-foot-interface built-in to the media center, i.e. what you can see when you are a distance of 10 ft and with a remote control. MCE Tunes has a free trial that you can use but you are limited to no more than 20 audio playbacks and does not have support for video playback.
After you download MCE Tunes, open the More Programs part of Media Center and run MCE Tunes. You then need to decide whether to import specified files from iTunes i.e. AAC, video, MP4, etc., or whether you want your entire iTunes library imported. If you don’t already have iTunes open and running, MCE Tunes will need to do this for you.
There is a standard version and a Pro version to choose from; most users find the standard version works just fine. In fact, although the Pro version is needed for MP4 files to be played, many have reported that they work just fine in the standard version, along with all .m4a format files. However, as mentioned earlier, the demo/free trial will only allow you to import up to 20 files.
Be aware that MCETunes can only play iTunes protected content on the computer you authorized through iTunes so you can’t download it on any machine unless you authorize it through your iTunes account.
How to Download MCETunes :
The easiest way to download MCETunes is to follow our guide; we provide all the steps you need to follow and you can find those at the link below:
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