Multi-Zone/Room Audio Media Center Plug-In In Development!

The Green Button Community: MCE MZone | MCE MZone is a client/server based application that will stream the audio over an IP network (Multi-Zone/Room Audio!).  Initially this means MZone will only work in one of the two conditions:   Each zone has it’s own PC connected up running a client Each zone has a pair of speakers connected to a pc, via a unique soundcard, running multiple clients. Features in the first alpha release will be limited, will most likely include:   Ability to play, stop, pause, queue, forward and rewind music. Play unique streams in each zone Synchronize streams … Continue reading Multi-Zone/Room Audio Media Center Plug-In In Development!

Xbox Extender Price Drop!

Microsoft Xbox Media Center Extender (Amazon.com) – $33.95   Microsoft Xbox Media Center Extender (Buy.com)  – $31.99   Microsoft Xbox Media Center Extender (Micro Center) – $34.99   Microsoft Xbox Media Center Extender (CompUSA) – $29.99 var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Place Your Application for Windows XP Media Center Edition on Windows Marketplace!

In order to help promote your great Media Center development work to consumers, the Media Center group at Microsoft is excited to announce that, starting today, you can upload your finished Media Center application to Windows Marketplace, a comprehensive, easy-to-use shopping and download site that helps Windows customers discover, experience, and purchase partner products and software.   After Microsoft has processed your application, your approved Media Center product will be available for download from CNET’s Download.com and Windows Marketplace.   How to upload your product   Prepare your software application.  CNET will test for the following, so be sure you’re … Continue reading Place Your Application for Windows XP Media Center Edition on Windows Marketplace!

Windows Media Center Takes on New Life

Windows Media Center Takes on New Life | Read this NOW!  Here’s the Conclusions and Recommendations section, there is a lot of interesting analysis in this article.  Kind of sounds like many discussions that I have had here on this blog, The Green Button, eHomeUpgrade, and AVS Forum.  😉   “This forecast illustrates how WMCE will become the norm for premium home computing during the next few years.  Its widespread adoption will be aided by the fact that its definition has become loose enough to make the decision to incorporate the interface in high-end offerings much easier for PC hardware … Continue reading Windows Media Center Takes on New Life

The Media Center Show #24

The Media Center Show #24 | 15th September 2005 (1 Hour 4mins 51secs) MP3 – 20.3MB (Download Here)   This week Ian Dixon talked with Jason Bradbury host of The Gadget Show on UK TV about gadgets, tech and Media Center.   Remember, Vote for The Media Center show on Podcast Alley!   If you have any questions regarding DRM, Ian is planning to do a DRM show soon so please send your questions in!

Neowin Covers Media Center Updates

Windows Media Center Updates for XP & Vista | Well, doesn’t like look Tom Warren sources were exactly right this time (Sorry, Tom), but anyway Neowin is now covering new Vista MCE and Update Rollup 2 information. Included are a few more Vista MCE screenshots!  I would like to say that at this point Media Center’s interface is most likely very subject to change.  I wouldn’t get caught up on anything that you see just yet.   Related: Update Rollup 2 Contains… & More Details on Rollup 2 var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; … Continue reading Neowin Covers Media Center Updates

Xbox 360 to Hit Store Shelves…

The Countdown Begins: Xbox 360 to Hit Store Shelves Nov. 22 in North America, Dec. 2 in Europe and Dec. 10 in Japan   Fueling global anticipation for the arrival of its powerful new video game and entertainment system, Microsoft Corp. today announced that Xbox 360™ will arrive on store shelves Tuesday, Nov. 22 in North America, Friday, Dec. 2 in Europe, and Saturday, Dec. 10 in Japan. The announcement, made on the eve of Tokyo Game Show 2005, marked the first time that a game console will be launched in three territories in the same time frame. In preparation … Continue reading Xbox 360 to Hit Store Shelves…

More Details on Rollup 2

More Details on Update Rollup 2 | Ed Bott has posted some more information on Update Rollup 2.   It looks like my main predictions are true.  HDTV Support didn’t change, and the Release Date will be mid-October.   Other notes that I can say is that burning ATSC recording with Sonic’s burning software should now work.  Files edited with programs like DVR Edit still will not burn correctly using the Sonic Encoders.  There will also likely be a few other small changes and additions that I will have more on later.   As I have been saying for some … Continue reading More Details on Rollup 2

Update Rollup 2 Contains…

Media Center Edition Update Rollup 2 Information | Thanks to Bryan for attending the OEM chat today, now I can actually put something here about what’s in Update Rollup 2.  😉 Free Download from Windows Update Available in about 1 month 2nd HD Tuner supported No CableCARD No QAM DVD Changer (No other public information) Xbox 360 Extender support Sonic DVD Burning fixes Slight improvements in Media Library performance More support countries… Denmark Finland Hong Kong India Ireland Mexico New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Russia Singapore Slovakia South Africa Spain Sweden Taiwan Turkey Update: More Details on Update Rollup 2 … Continue reading Update Rollup 2 Contains…