Windows Media Format 9.5 SDK x64

Windows Media Format 9.5 Software Development Kit (SDK) | The Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools you need to develop applications that run on Windows. The applications you develop with this edition of the SDK can run on the x64 based versions of Windows Server 2003 SP and Windows XP x64 Pro Edition. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Media Center Boot Camp a Success!

Nathan Hufford had the following comments on the Media Center Boot Camp that CE Pro held at EHX…   “It was a great time and opened the eyes of both IT and CE professionals as well as newcomers and old timers to this technology and what is now possible. The room consisted of about Half IT and Half CE. This is saying something coming from a show that is normally predominantly CE. So at the end of it all I asked around for their thoughts. Most people felt that it was not a matter of will they or won’t they … Continue reading Media Center Boot Camp a Success!

Xbox 360 Media Download Center Available for Download

Xbox 360 Media Download Center | To connect the Xbox 360 console to this computer, you must have either Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 or Windows XP Service Pack 2. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Windows Media Encoder x64 Edition Released

Windows Media Encoder 9 Series x64 Edition | Windows Media Encoder 9 Series x64 Edition is a powerful tool for content producers who want to take advantage of the many innovations in Windows Media 9 Series including high-quality multichannel sound and high-definition video quality on x64 platforms. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

The Media Center Show #33

The Media Center Show #33 | 16th November 2005 (1 hour 6mins 22secs) MP3 – 28.6MB (Download Here)   This week Ian Dixon talked with Michael Creasy, Media Center developer and tester at Microsoft about Media Center development and an answering your questions.  Also, news on the Media Center Awards, the vote page is up so get voting!

DRM Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB910393)

KB910393 Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 | Microsoft has released KB910393 Update. This update is intended for systems running Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Install this update to prevent Windows Media Player 10 setup from overwriting digital rights management (DRM) files installed by Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB900325). For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910393. (This site may be in English.) var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Xbox 360 Digital Output for Secure Content Protection?

Microsoft and CableLabs Announce Agreement to Enable HD Digital Cable Programming on Windows-Based PCs   Quote: “…will allow consumers to enjoy one-way cable programming, including premium high-definition cable content, on their personal computer and throughout the home on compliant network-connected devices, such as Xbox 360, while protecting cable operators’ investments in high-value content in a digital environment.”   Quote: “Microsoft is working closely with CableLabs to document final approval of Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM)…”   I’ve said before that WMRM would be used to allow content to flow to the Xbox 360 and be protected, but the question … Continue reading Xbox 360 Digital Output for Secure Content Protection?

Does Bi-directional CableCARD Matter?

Some people have been disappointed about Microsoft’s CableCARD announcement only applying to Uni-directional CableCARDs and not Bi-directional CableCARDs.  The main differences between the two are that Bi-directional CableCARD adds…   Interactive Program Guide Pay Per View Video On Demand SDV Well, a Program Guide is already provided within Media Center, so you can scratch that from being a lost feature.  Even if CableCARDs should provide a Program Guide, Media Center would still provide its own EPG to allow for more advanced features (Ex. Movie Finder). Pay Per View functionality is lacking in current Media Center solutions, so you don’t lose anything over current analog … Continue reading Does Bi-directional CableCARD Matter?

Microsoft and CableLabs Announce Agreement to Enable HD Digital Cable Programming on Windows-Based PCs

Microsoft and CableLabs Announce Agreement to Enable High-Definition Digital Cable Programming on Windows-Based PCs | Microsoft Corp. and Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (CableLabs®) today announced they have reached an agreement that will allow Microsoft and PC manufacturers to bring to market digital-cable-ready Windows® Media Center-based PCs in the holiday 2006 time frame.   These Media Center PCs, capable of supporting a CableCARD™ module, will allow consumers to enjoy one-way cable programming, including premium high-definition cable content, on their personal computer and throughout the home on compliant network-connected devices, such as Xbox 360™, while protecting cable operators’ investments in high-value content … Continue reading Microsoft and CableLabs Announce Agreement to Enable HD Digital Cable Programming on Windows-Based PCs

Multiroom A/V Market Maturing: Media Center Based-Solutions

Multiroom A/V Market Maturing Fast (CE Pro) | EHX is apparently full-on with Multiroom Audio/Video solutions, many centering around Media Center.  In light of this, the editors at CE Pro “will be writing a number of product reviews and news stories that focus on MCE and hard drive-based multiroom A/V.” Watch for reviews and more information on the products! var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;