April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB914548) | Install KB914548 to get the latest updates for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update supersedes all updates since Update Rollup 2 (KB900325) for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 914548.

Quick Details
File Name:        WindowsXPMediaCenter2005-KB914548-ENU.exe
Version:            1.0
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles:            KB914548
Date Published: 4/25/2006
Language:         English
Download Size:            3.4 MB

Prerequisites
To install this update rollup, you must be running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. You must install the update that is described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 900325 Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Hotfix replacement information
This is a cumulative update rollup. The update rollup replaces the following updates:

  • 908250 Update Rollup 908250 is available for computers that are running Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • 912067 January 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • 913437 HTML programs do not support non-English keyboard characters on a computer that is running the Korean version of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Besides the fixes that are contained in the updates that are listed in this section, this update resolves the following issues:

  • Incorrect guide data for ATSC minor channels that you have manually added
    • After you manually add Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) minor channels and install Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition, the minor channels may not have unique guide data associated with them.
  • ATSC channels move into a five-digit channel range
    • When you configure a satellite service provider and an over-the-air ATSC, the ATSC channels may move into a five-digit channel range. Because of this problem, you cannot type a channel number by using the Media Center remote control or keyboard.
  • Delay when you change DVB-T channels
    • There may be a long delay when you switch between audio-only and TV DVB-T channels.
  • Teletext bar remains on the screen after you use transport controls
    • The Teletext bar does not disappear after you use the transport controls when you are recording a program that has Teletext subtitles.
  • Teletext blinks frequently
  • Closed captions do not display correctly
    • Some closed captioning may not display correctly.
  • Media Center computer is not suspended after you use the TV tuner
    • After you install Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition, the Media Center Edition computer is not suspended if the tuner has been used.
  • DVB-T scanning does not work correctly in the Czech edition of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • You receive a “Unsupported File Type” error message when you burn a DVD video
    • When you try to burn a DVD video by using the Cyberlink PowerDVD MPEG2 decoder, you may receive a “Unsupported File Type” error message. This problem occurs after you install Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update adds an additional AC3 decoder to the list of supported decoders.
  • Tuning information is missing for the 1 MUX on 186 megahertz (MHz) setting in the Italian version of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    • The Italian version of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 may be missing tuning information for the 1 MUX on 186 MHz setting. This update also adds the appropriate DVB-T table for Italian versions of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.


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S1Digital Launches Media Center Server



S1Digital LLC, a builder of premium home entertainment solutions announced the launch of the S1Digital Media Center Server Edition. Aimed at custom installers and dealers, the Server offers a rack mountable, high performance Media Center that will fit in with existing or new home theater installations.

The S1Digital Media Center Server Edition, based on Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005, provides customers with a high-end digital entertainment solution including:

  • Digital video recording of up to four channels simultaneously, with 2 ATSC
  • HDTV tuners and 2 SDTV tuners
  • Up-scaling DVD player (with HD-DVD and Blu-Ray options coming soon)
  • DVD playback from hard disk (DVD Jukebox)
  • 1.2 to 2 terabytes of RAID 5 storage
  • Digital music jukebox
  • Internet radio, music and movie downloads
  • 7.1 channel audio with onboard Dolby Digital Live encoding and Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
  • Digital photo storage and editing
  • CD/DVD+DL burner
  •  Multi room playback of audio and video via Xbox 360, Media Center Extenders or other network media players

 The Media Center Server Edition is the perfect digital media storage device for customers with large video and music libraries that want an easy to use, centralized storage and playback platform. In addition to large internal storage options, additional capacity can be added via options such as network attached storage (NAS). Networked media players enable playback of content from the Media Server to other rooms in the house over standard Ethernet networks.

“We’ve had enormous demand for a rack mountable Media Center from custom installers,” said Paul Heitlinger, S1Digital founder and CEO, “now we’re able to offer a high-end solution that will meet customers’ needs for a centralized media server with massive content storage at an attractive price”

The S1Digital Media Center Server Edition technical specs include:

  • Windows Media Center Edition 2005 with Rollup 2
  • Intel Pentium D 930 Dual Core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4 x 320GB or 500GB SATAII drives with NCQ in Raid 5 configuration
  • Dual ATSC (over the air) HDTV and dual SDTV tuners
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 7.1 channel high definition audio
  • Nvidia PureVideo Decoder Platinum Version (DD and DTS decoding)
  • Gyration RF wireless keyboard and mouse
  • DVD+DL drive
  • Nvidia 7600GS with DVI, HDMI (with adapter) and component video output
  • Memory card reader
  • 4U quiet rack mount case
  • Upgradeable to Vista

Media Center Server Edition is now available at: http://www.s1digital.com/Media_Center_Server_Edition_p/mcse.htm.

Custom installers and resellers should contact sales@s1digital.com directly.

For more information, please contact:
sales@s1digital.com
www.s1digital.com

Phone: +1 646 827-1179



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The Green Button Blog!




With the new upgrade, The Green Button has a new blog!  Our main feed can be found Here.  I will be cross-posting most of the content on this site, and TGB feed will also contain specific posts relating to TGB.  My specific blog can be viewed at….The Green Buttton – Chris Lanier’s Blog.

Oh, speaking of feeds….Did I mention TGB has working RSS for all forums?  No more broken feeds here, check them out.  Click on the individual forum and at the bottom you should see RSS Available (ex. General Discussion RSS)



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Press Releases from NAB2006


Microsoft Announces Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition Beta

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. announced availability this week of a new addition to the Windows Media tools family, Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition. The beta encoder is a powerful tool for video professionals, optimized for the creation of high-quality offline encoding using Microsoft’s implementation of the VC-1 video standard (Windows Media Video). Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition beta provides the key features necessary to create next-generation video content and capitalize on the growing importance of optical media and video-on-demand scenarios.”  More

Microsoft and Universal Pictures Collaborate to Release HD DVD Titles Using VC-1 and iHD

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. and Universal Pictures announced their collaboration on the release of next-generation HD DVD discs using VC-1, the video compression standard recently approved by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and one of the mandatory codecs in the HD DVD specification. Universal will also use iHD for the interactive features of the new titles. The launch of HD DVD players and titles last week in the U.S. represents the first broad market availability of high-definition optical media for consumers.” More

SMPTE VC-1 Receiving Industrywide Support

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. showcased how Windows Media Video (WMV), Microsoft’s implementation of SMPTE VC-1, is being adopted across the industry to power a range of next-generation content creation and playback scenarios, from mobile content for wireless devices to high-definition video delivered by next-generation DVD or to IP set-top boxes. Earlier this month Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) released the VC-1 standard, and Windows Media Video, the first implementation of VC-1, is licensable from Microsoft today.”  More

Microsoft and Ascent Media Europe Collaborate to Deliver Significant Cost Savings to the Media Industry

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. and Ascent Media Europe, a leading provider of content creation, management and distribution solutions for the media and entertainment industries, announced a new alliance to deliver one of the United Kingdom’s first implementations of a distributed digital media archive, designed to enable content owners to significantly speed up the overall production process across multiple locations and help reduce operating costs. Combining Microsoft Connected Services Framework and Ascent Media’s Atlas services, this advanced new system will be made available to media and entertainment customers across the U.K. and Europe, transforming their businesses to run on digital-file-based workflows and archives.”  More



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The Green Button – New and Improved!



The Green Button | We are excited to present to you an all-new TGB! An entirely new platform and features have been developed to bring you the best user experience possible.  In the coming weeks we will be rolling out additional features, such as an all new downloads center and additional Blog features and content.

Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center by Michael Miller goes on sale on Today!  It is going to cover such topics as finding the right Media Center PC for you, connecting and configuring your Media Center, and how to get the most out of Media Center!

 


Notes: There are still some bugs that are getting work out, stay tuned for any more information that I can bring you.


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Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP in June


Windows Media Player 11 for XP Due by June (Microsoft Watch) | Mary Jo Foley says that Microsoft officials say they are planning to release the Windows Media Player 11 version for Windows XP in June.  Thomas Hawk seemed to be happy about the announcement, but I’m not sure that the Media Library performance increases will come in this version.  I think you will be waiting until Vista to get that performance jump.



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