MSDN Subscribers Have SP2 RTM

If you are an MSDN Subscriber you have Windows XP SP2 waiting for you to download and deply.  The CD ISO image weighs in at 475.35MB!  Again, for Non-MSDN Subscribers and basic Windows Users you will have SP2 on Windows Update in the coming days/week(s) http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/

MUI Packs for Windows Media Player 9 Series

The Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Packs for Windows Media Player 9 Series enable customers using the Windows XP or Windows 2000 Multilingual User Interface versions of the operating system to switch the user interface (menus, dialogs and help files) for the WMP 9 Series from one language to another. Overview Many enterprise customers have deployed the Windows XP Multilingual User Interface Pack in their corporations as a way to ease desktop administration and reduce desktop management costs in multilingual computing environments.The Windows Media Player 9 Series provides support for customers who have deployed this version of the Windows operating system through … Continue reading MUI Packs for Windows Media Player 9 Series

Watch Out! Mark Cuban Wants To Bring HDNet To HTPC’s!!!

Very interesting thread over at AVSForum that started yesterday.  It seems that Mark Cuban (Owner of Dallas Mavericks, Broadcast.com Starter, HDNet) wants to bring his HDNet content to HTPC’s (Home Theater PCs)  The link to the thread is below, this could turn out to be a big thing for both Cuban (HDNet) and HTPC users (HTPC’s would generally included MCE PC’s). Delivery of HDNet Content to HTPCshttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=431660 HDNet Home Pagehttp://www.hd.net/

Windows XP SP2 RTM (A Little Late)

Windows XP SP2 was Released to Manufacturing (RTM).  Everyone should be able to download SP2 starting sometime time next week from Microsoft’s Download Center and in a bit from Windows Update.  Below are a few helpful Microsoft links that have some interesting information on SP2 itself.   Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 2http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=835935 Windows XP Service Pack 2 Homepagehttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx New Networking Features in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0104.mspx Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7bd948d7-b791-40b6-8364-685b84158c78&displaylang=en The New Wireless Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Service Pack 2http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0604.mspx Order Service Pack 2 On CD (Dead, Should … Continue reading Windows XP SP2 RTM (A Little Late)

Guide To Error C00D0032 In Windows Media Player

Error C00D0032 or The server received invalid data from the client on the control connection has had a few different solutions presented as of today. Uncheck UDP under Tools>>Options>>Network. Norton’s Ad-blocking features of NIS/NPF should be disabled. http://service1.symantec.com/Support/nip.nsf/docid/2003103015493536 Exit any other Firewall or Ad-Blocking software. Exit or bypass any third party proxy software. If you have another solution or the two above do not work it would be good to provide your community with direct information about your issue.  This might include software and hardware used in your equation and links to the content you are trying to access.  Posting … Continue reading Guide To Error C00D0032 In Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player Help, Again.

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Guide To Error’s C00D0006 And C00D1198 In Windows Media Player

Error C00D0006, C00D1198 or Cannot connect to the server basically means just that.  There are many different reasons this might be happening.  Providing basic information in the Newsgroups is a good idea.  In general the link could be down that you are trying to access.  The other main cause would be that a firewall is blocking Windows Media Player from accessing the internet.  Lastly, check your Network Settings in Windows Media Player.

Intel High Definition Audio Review

Sudhian.com has a review of Intel’s new High Definition Audio for the 925X/915G/P Chipsets.  The boards have Coaxial, Optical SPDIF, and Analog Out’s for 7.1!  Interesting review here, basically saying that the UAA audio structure has been designed more for Longhorn then for Windows XP at this point.  The review link is below. http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=572&pid=2174

My New Mini Server, Replaced A Crappy HTPC.

I just installed Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition on my Mini-ITX board!  Seems to be going good so far, its just going to be a basic file server and maybe stream a bit of media.  When I bought the Mini-ITX board the idea was to make an HTPC with it, that failed.  Everything I had read about the board said that the “Onboard MPEG-2 Decoder” was the best, this ended up to be less then true.  Its really “MPEG Assist” and does a less than perfect job with in IMO.  At that point I was trying to run it with … Continue reading My New Mini Server, Replaced A Crappy HTPC.

Guide To Error’s C00D109A, C00D109B, And C00D109C In Windows Media Player

General – Troubleshooting Playback Error’s C00D109A/C00D109B/C00D109C or One or more codec’s required to play the file could not be found or Some of the codec’s required by this media are not installed on your system can have a few different solutions depending on exactly what you are playing or try to play in Windows Media Player.   AVI Files – Troubleshooting Playback If you are not completely sure about what video codec’s are or do I would suggest installing ffdshow (Download ffdshow-20050216.exe) (Project Homepage).  This is a simple DirectShow filter (also called a codec or decoder) that will decode (allow … Continue reading Guide To Error’s C00D109A, C00D109B, And C00D109C In Windows Media Player