About five months ago, I completed building a media center PC. Since its inception, it has served its purpose well, and has been a remarkably useful DVR/TiVo for us. But what plagued the media center was an inability to play HD content from sources other than recorded TV. Video files stored on my server could be played in the Media Center interface, as long as they did not exceed 2 GB in size. And although files larger than that could be played separately in Media Player Classic, the stuttering video, out-of-sync audio, and shearing picture issues made the experience inconvenient and unpleasant to watch.