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Extensive Review of Portable Media Center’s!

Corey Gouker (Fellow MVP) has a great article up about his experience with the new Portable Media Center (PMC) from Creative Labs called the Creative Zen Portable Media Center.  Great review, with videos, tons of photos and more. Creative Zen Portable Media Center Review, Part 1…

Guide To Error C00D11BB In Windows Media Player

Error C00D11BB or Unsupported Protocol has not had a single solution presented here.  Below is a list of steps taken by others with the problem that worked in their case.   General Information Most of the time you will receive this when you are trying to stream a file over a protocol used by another program.  Examples of this would be a stream in RealMedia. Suggestions Download and reinstall Windows Media Player.  Don’t try and uninstall it first. Navigate to Tools | Options | Files Types in WMP.  Highlight the extension that you are having problems streaming, make sure it’s … Continue reading Guide To Error C00D11BB In Windows Media Player

WMP 10 This Week + MSN Music?

According to Sillicon the release of Windows Media Player 10 is right around the cornor!  Not only that, the article states that Microsoft will also be opening the MSN Music Store with the release.  Could this be true?  WMP 10 and MSN Music to both launch this week? Or a different note, I have to say good job to Microsoft for this Digital Media Mall idea that WMP 10 has.  If you don’t know about it you can see the early makings in the WMP 10 Technical Beta.  The basic idea is to give you choices to online media stores … Continue reading WMP 10 This Week + MSN Music?

Huge SP2 Issues With Intel Prescott P4’s

Check it out before you install SP2 on your machine make sure you read this to see if it applies to you!  You will save yourself a huge headache it you happen to be running a Prescott chip. Specific Issue – Prescott Processors and XP SP2

Better DVD Playback Through MCE Project!

Could be an interesting thing to watch over at TGB.  Hacking up MCE a bit to allow for better quality DVD Playback and Post Processing with ffdshow.  Currently you can’t do any type of post processing through MCE, for reasons unknown.  This would also allow anyone to fix the Dolby Digital output problems they have in MCE, which is also not uncommon.  Check out the thread below for more information and please add anything if you have comments. Are You Interested In More Powerful DVD Playback?

DVR 2 WMV Final To Be Released!

It should only be a small amount of time now until the final version of DVR 2 WMV will be released.  Once released it will be in the Download Center at The Green Button (TGB). For anyone who might not know, this application will allow you to take DVR-MS files (Recorded TV In MCE) and convert them to Windows Media Video (WMV).  WMV allows you to keep great quality and much smaller files. This Download Is Now Live!TGB Download Center

Would You Buy A Portable Media Center?

Looks for some feedback here, are you interested in purchasing a Portable Media Center (PMC)?  If so, for what reasons?  If not, also what reasons.  What would you like to see different from what Portable Media Center’s currently are?  Is the price to high?  Is this just ot something you would like to use?  Are you interested in other devices that do the same?  Are you just not sure about any of it becuase you have not seen or heard enough about it?  What bugs you about them from what you know or what do you like about them? Introducing … Continue reading Would You Buy A Portable Media Center?

My DVD Collection 2004! [RC0 Released]

I don’t think I have blogged about this before, but I’m kicking myself for not having done it before.  My DVD Collection 2004 is an DVD Indexing App for Windows MCE.  This application includes a nice interface to add your movies in Windows.  It will gets all of the movie information for you, so you get the Director, Rating, URL, DVD Release Date, Tagline, etc all downloaded for you with a single click.  This also does Actor’s in the movie.  So it will get the Actors Pics for each movie, nice for indexing since you can search all of your … Continue reading My DVD Collection 2004! [RC0 Released]