January 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

January 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB912067) | Install this update to resolve video issues in Windows XP Media Center 2005. This update rollup addresses issues with suspend/resume, video freezes and black screens on machines with Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 installed. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. OverviewMicrosoft has released Update Rollup KB912067. This update is intended for systems running Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 912067. … Continue reading January 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Changes In-store for ActiveX Controls? Webmasters/Developers

Activating ActiveX Controls (MSDN) | This was posted on MSDN a few days ago and might have a major impact on any site using ActiveX Controls.  It sounds like Microsoft is updating ActiveX so that users will have to “activate” the control before it can be used.  This would however effect any webpage using ActiveX Controls for something as simple as Windows Media Player.  Webmasters should read the MSDN page to better understand these new changes.  Thanks Bryan! “This ActiveX Update will be making minor changes to how Internet Explorer handles some web pages that use ActiveX controls. Examples of … Continue reading Changes In-store for ActiveX Controls? Webmasters/Developers

PhotoConnect for Microsoft Windows Media Center

Mediapoint Technologies, developers of leading Digital media software have released their flagship product “PhotoConnect for Microsoft Windows Media Center”.  PhotoConnect is a Windows Media Center hosted application that significantly extends the “My Pictures” functionality by allowing the user to customise slideshows, create favourite lists, email pictures directly to friends and family and manage metadata for pictures (titles, tags, ratings, descriptions and EXIF data). PhotoConnect for Windows Media Center allows user’s to easily publish their Digital media content online to a secure portal service (WebMediapoint). PhotoConnect provides integrated compression and image resizing automation to easily reduce the overall size of the … Continue reading PhotoConnect for Microsoft Windows Media Center

The Media Center Show #41

The Media Center Show #41 | 19th January 2005 (54min 26secs) MP3 – 18.7MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Lynn McCrosky from Zon Audio about there multi-room audio system as shown at the NextGen house at CES.  Then Tim Cutting CEO of Niveus talks about there range of Media Center PC’s, DVD Changes and products launched at CES.

Q & A With Dave Alles: eHome Product Unit Manager

Q & A With Dave Alles: eHome Product Unit Manager | “Dave Alles runs a team responsible for a set of products in Microsoft, including the digital media features in the upcoming Xbox360, the Media Center Extender family of products, and is one of 4 leaders of the Media Center Edition version of Microsoft Windows.” Full Q & A is on the second page! var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

/mceDivX360 – Transcoding DivX to WMV9

A month ago I posted about Transcoding DivX to WMV9 for streaming to Extenders and asked if any developers could help out in creating a solution.  Well, it looks like Casey Chesnut did just that with /mceDivX360! var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Media Center CES Pictures

Media Center Related Pictures from CES (Ian Dixon) | Ian Dixon posted some pictures from his CES adventure all related to Media Center.  Check them out. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Microsoft Stops Windows Media Player For the Mac

Microsoft Stops Windows Media Player For the Mac | “Microsoft Corp. has stopped developing Windows Media Player for Apple Computer Inc.’s Mac OS X, choosing instead to direct people to a third party that offers components for playing Windows Media files in Apple’s QuickTime player.”[…]” Instead of providing a player, Microsoft, based in Redmond, Wash., directs Web site visitors to a page where they can download a free version of Flip4Mac.” It’s about time!  Windows Media Player for Mac sucks, and Flip4Mac should make the experiences better for WMV/WMA playback on the Mac platform.  Now, if Apple would just work … Continue reading Microsoft Stops Windows Media Player For the Mac

Media Center Center of Next Gen Home Design

Exceptional Innovation, Intel, HP & Microsoft Star in Next Gen Home | Media Center is making a splash in the Next Generation Home Design.  Check out CE Pro’s article on the subject for photos of some concepts and ideas with many centered around Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Designed for Media Center Edition Master List

Designed for Media Center Edition Master List | List of components that are Designed For MCE-compliant hardware/software. This includes DVD Decoders, graphics cards, TV tuners, remote controls, and wireless routers. The list will be updated monthly. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;