Introducing The Orb Community by TGB

If you haven’t heard of Orb, you should really have a look and check them out. What is Orb? Orb gives you secure access to the digital media on your home PC through a simple web interface. Orb streams your content safely to virtually any internet-connected device. Just install the Orb software on your PC, then access your media anywhere! Get a FREE TRIAL for your MCE!https://my.orb.com/orb/getOrb.jsp The Orb Communityhttp://orb.thegreenbutton.com/

BUG: Computer stops responding when you transfer DRM files to a portable device

SYMPTOMSOn a computer with hyperthreading enabled, when you transfer lots of Microsoft Windows Media files that are protected with Digital Rights Management (DRM) to a portable music player device, Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 may stop responding (hang) and the transfer may stop. RESOLUTIONThis bug was corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and in Windows Media Player 10. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;891663

My Movies 1.1 Update for MCE 2005

Changes: Import button for DVD Profiler users. Supports multiple files, if you create a .m3u or .wpl playlist file. French data grabber. All covers are now converted to thumbnails, and “online” icons are put on online covers. Support for .ts and .dvr-ms files. A lot of fixes, among them currentViewingTitleAdditionalHeight error, playTitle() bug on some extenders, Online title view bug, and more. TGB Forum Threadhttp://www.thegreenbutton.com/community/shwmessage.aspx?ForumID=26&MessageID=88200

TiVoToGo Copy Protection Weak?

Well, this could be smart or very stupid depending on your point of view.  TiVoToGo files are supposed to be protected when they get to the PC, but it appears that the protection it very weak and basically a waste!  You can just open the files in GraphEdit, insert a MPEG 2 Demuxer and MPEG 2 Muxer, connect the pins, and output a non-protected MPEG-2 file.  Just with that simple graph someone can make an application to do this in a batch mode, and you have non-protected files to do whatever with. Via PVRBlog and Engadget

WMAPro Gets More Hardware Support!

Until now the VSX-59TXi from Pioneer was one of the only A/V Receivers to feature WMA Professional decode.  That might sound great and all, but the price tag for the VSX-59TXi is $4500,00.  That’s not exactly cheap and not a price to reach the masses at, but fear not Pioneer is releasing several new AVR’s that support WMAPro decode and are rather cheap!  Sean Alexander has posted the new models that will start at a very nice $275!  Why is WMA Professional decoe important you might ask?  Well, if you have purchased any of the WMV-HD disc’s they are encoded with … Continue reading WMAPro Gets More Hardware Support!

Guide To Error C00D277F In Windows Media Player

Error C00D277F or “Secure storage protection error. Restore your licenses from a previous backup and try again.” might be solved by doing the following. Open My Computer Goto Tools | Folder Options Click the View Tab Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders” Check “Display Contents of System Folders” Uncheck “Hide Extensions for Known file types” Uncheck Hide Protected Operating Systems Files” Click OK After that navigate to the following folder based on your Operating System. Microsoft Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM Microsoft Windows 2000: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM Microsoft Windows 98: C:\Windows\All Users\DRM Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me): C:\Windows\DRM You … Continue reading Guide To Error C00D277F In Windows Media Player

Guide To Error C00D11DA In Windows Media Player

C00D11DA or “Windows Media Player cannot play, synchronize, or burn a protected file because an error occurred while verifying the license.” Open My Computer Goto Tools | Folder Options Click the View Tab Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders” Check “Display Contents of System Folders” Uncheck “Hide Extensions for Known file types” Uncheck Hide Protected Operating Systems Files” Click OK After that navigate to the following folder based on your Operating System… Microsoft Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRMMicrosoft Windows 2000: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRMMicrosoft Windows 98: C:\Windows\All Users\DRMMicrosoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me): C:\Windows\DRM Rename the DRM folder to DRMBACKUP In … Continue reading Guide To Error C00D11DA In Windows Media Player

A Few Quick Notes

I’ve been kind of busy as of late, but here’s a few of the top posts from a few other people that I found interesting. Thomas Hawk –  Poor First Impressions for TiVoToGohttp://thomashawk.com/2005/01/poor-first-impressions-for-tivotogo.html Peter Near – In Depth: Media Center Extenders – Xbox vs HPhttp://www.thenears.com/index.php?p=80 Sean Alexander – New Job (Longhorn guy now) and Blog Updatehttp://blog.seanalexander.com/PermaLink,guid,e8fe038d-e1f6-4ca5-9627-f98e8f8c3839.aspx Peter Near – Windows Media Connect vs Windows Media Center Extenderhttp://www.thenears.com/index.php?p=86

Another New MCE Plug-In! Comics for Media Center

If Garfield was not enough for you how about adding Peanuts, BC, Big Nate, Dilbert, Drabble, Get Fuzzy, Liberty Meadows, Over the Hedge, Pearls before Swine, Penny Arcade, Wizard of Id and Rudy Park!  That’s right, just a few days after finishing up Garfield, Danee has started and finished Comics for Media Center. Comics for Media Center http://www.mcesoft.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=70&Itemid=143

New OnSpot (Online Spotlight) Features

Sean Alexander has an interesting new post about new content being added to OnSpot (MCE’s Online Spotlight section)  I will let everyone read wat Sean has to say (Mostly because I really don’t think I could add anything to it), but here are a few screenshots of just a few of the new items!   New items include: Yahoo! TV XM Satellite Radio Online titanTV Big Screen Program Guide Fox Sports Net Virtual Coach KMS Software World Trivia 1.0 KMS Software Contacts v1.0 Discovery Networks Interactive Guide More!   Read More: More OnSpot Applicationshttp://blog.seanalexander.com/PermaLink,guid,585c3814-ec74-4e5c-bc20-6e846511d38d.aspx