Still kind of busy right now, but I just passed my MCP exam 20 minutes ago!
This week I (Ian Dixon) talked to Dean Weber CEO of One Voice Technologies makees of Media Center Communicator a very cool voice control system for Windows Media Center ( I talked about it in my blog). We talked about Communicator, Media Center, Voice control systems and Harry Potter DVD’s!
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Create DVD Update | The Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Create DVD Update enables increased reliability when creating a video DVD using recorded TV files (.dvr-ms).
File Name: Q894553_xpmce_sp2_x86_us.exe
Download Size: 2163 KB
Date Published: 4/20/2005
The Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Create DVD Update enables increased reliability when creating a video DVD using recorded TV files (.dvr-ms).
This update has the greatest impact for users who create DVDs using TV recorded from a PAL broadcast but is also recommended for users with an NTSC broadcast.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Media Center Edition
Note: This update is only needed for Media Center PCs that support Create CD/DVD. If the Create CD/DVD option is not available in Media Center, please contact your computer hardware manufacturer for more information.
Site Feed of the Day: Chris Lanier | I recently did an interview for Tim Coyle and his blog The F-Stop Blues. Tim covers many of the same subjects as I do and has had a number of great articles, guides, and reviews that compare and contrast services or products related to digital media.
Be sure to check out Thomas Hawk’s interview also!
Interview with Peter Near
Interview with Ed Bott
Netflix for Media Center | Ryan Hurst has released a new version of My
Netflix for Media Center. Changes below….
New MCE Look And Feel
Slightly better performance
Support for Extenders
Support for 16×9 displays
Minor bug fixes
NAB2005 Daily News Online | Kind of annoying that the National Association of Broadcasters doesn’t have an RSS feed for their Daily News Online feature. An interesting quote from the About NAB section is “NAB works to keep our members out front on policy issues, technology and management trends”. Apparently this doesn’t extend past broadcasting to the web. 🙁
So, I said a few days ago that NAB2005 kicked off today. Here’s part of what I missed out on. 🙁
My Outlook from SAM-Consult Software | If you use Microsoft Outlook as your e-mail client/PIM then you might be interested in My Outlook. My Outlook is a new plug-in that will enable you to read your emails, view your calendar, browse your Contacts, check your tasks and look up a notes within Media Center.
In addition check out My Web News which includes: My Web News, My Weather, My File Manager, My Special Folders, My Menu Editor, My Music, My Translation, and My Outlook! Damn!
Meedio Celebrates 200 Media Center Plugins With Massive Price Promotion | Meedio (formally known as myHTPC) now has 200 plug-ins and has cut the price of Meedio Essentials down to $20 until the end of this month. That’s a hell of a deal from the normal $60 price tag. Check it out!
I also just noticed that Meedio’s headquarters are 10 minutes away from my parents house in Houston. I might have seen some of the Meedio guys around and never known it!