Individualization Troubleshooting With DRM

Steps to take: Login as administrator to rule out the restricted access as being the problem Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer Within Windows Media Player, click on Tools | Options, then select the Privacy tab. Make sure the following 2 options are checked: Acquire licenses automatically for protected content Send unique Player ID to content providers Click on the Cookies button and check these options: Select the Privacy tab, and make sure your cookie tolerance is set to Medium or lower Select the Security tab, click the Default Level button in the lower right side. If this button is not … Continue reading Individualization Troubleshooting With DRM

Web Radio 1.0 For Media Center

Web Radio for Windows Media Center Edtion allows you to nicely tune Streaming Radio within the MCE Interface.  Version 2.0 is already in development Web Radio 1.0 Released

dCut For Windows Media Center Edition

Q: What is dCut?A: dCut is a program written for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE). dCut was written to make it easier to compress and cut the DVR-MS files which are created by MCE. Q: What makes dCut special?A: dCut is unique in a few ways. First, dCut combines the tasks of cutting out only the segments you want from dvr-ms files, and compressing dvr-ms files into a smaller format (Windows Media 9.) Second, dCut allows you to do all of this from your couch, utilizing the a 10′ UI which integrated directly into MCE. dCut works via … Continue reading dCut For Windows Media Center Edition

Sherlock – The Codec Detective!

Fellow Digital Media MVP Marc Liron has written a nice and simple application to display what audio and video codec’s you have installed on your machine and even to detect if they are broken! High points for the project included… Determine the codecs installed on a Windows XP computer Check to see if any of the codec’s were “BROKEN”  (will be highlighted in RED….) Export the data to a text file for technical support! Was FAST to run on a PC and did NOT require installing… SMALL enough for download by modem! SHERLOCK – The Codec Detective Download

HomeSeer Windows MCE Home Control Released

From eHomeUpgrade   HomeSeer Technologies, a home automation software and system developer, has announced the release of their Windows Media Center Edition plug-in that allows HomeSeer product users to control lighting, security, and thermostats throughout the home using Windows Media Center’s 10-foot TV UI and remote control. Also included in the plug-in is a scripting interface (programming languages: VBScript, JavaScript, and Perl) so one can add custom functionality or compatibility support for 3rd party products.   Compatible ProductsHomeSeer system software is compatible with wired and wireless protocols for easy adaptation to new construction or retrofit installations. State of the art … Continue reading HomeSeer Windows MCE Home Control Released

My Movies For MCE 2005 Released!

My Movies is the new version of My DVD Collection for Windows Media Center Edition 2005. This is a DVD indexing application that gives you a great on screen interface for either DVD’s ripped to your hard drive, or just your DVD’s right from their original disc. My Movies is for Windows Media Center Edition 2005 only and can be downloaded from free below! My Movies and My DVD Collection Downloads “My Movies” Final Release 1.00 Available

MSN Remote Record Beta is Accepting Nominations!!

Public Beta of the MSN Remote Record Service. This service enables users running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 to remotely schedule TV shows to record on their Media Center Edition-based PCs. Note: This beta is for US and Canada MCE users only.  To officially join the MSN Remote Record Service Beta, here are the instructions to sign up via Beta Place: Go to a.. Sign in with your Passport IDb.. At the top of the Beta Place page you should see: If you were issued a Guest ID by Microsoft, you can sign in by clicking here. a. … Continue reading MSN Remote Record Beta is Accepting Nominations!!

NVIDIA DVD Decoder Update Due After Thanksgiving

MCE Specific Added MCE decoder extensions package install support to allow for decoder controls from MCE 10ft UI Added install of MS VMR9 QFE Hotfix for 1080i smooth playback Improved buffer management performance and handling for MCE HD playback (especially for 128MB cards) Re-enabled support for VMR9 procamp color controls for MCE playback on NVIDIA GPU cards Fix issue with aspect ratio handling with certain content on MCE Video Decoder Work around for problem with VMR9 procamp causing out of order de-interlacing on 1080i contest with MS Quartz.dll v2058 Fix for crash in WMP10 when opening the decoder prop page … Continue reading NVIDIA DVD Decoder Update Due After Thanksgiving

FIX: The TransferCount Property Decrements By Two

SYMPTOMSMicrosoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM) offers enhanced protection for your content when you transfer content to a portable device by using WMDRM. However, when you transfer content, the TransferCount property on the content may be decremented by 2 instead of by 1. FIX: The TransferCount property decrements by 2 when you transfer content to a portable device in Windows Media Player 10