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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