So if WMC is a dead platform, where do you go from here?
Microsoft has moved a lot of WMC-like capability into the Xbox platform.
The Xbox One will have live TV viewing capability that will support third-party, over-the-air tuners from Hauppauge and presumably others in the future.
Similar to Kodi, Media Portal organizes all your music, video, and photo content and can add metadata for commercial content.
It can play DVDs and Blu-rays, and virtually any content format.
Microsoft recently announced that after a dozen years, it would no longer include support for Windows Media Center (WMC) in the upcoming Windows 10.