DVRMSToolbox: The Ultimate DVR-MS Tools Package

DVRMSToolbox (Downloads | andy vt’s blog) | DVRMSToolbox is a free set of tools that have nicely been wrapped in a single package to help you work with DVR-MS files.  Using DVRMSToolbox you can…. Convert DVR-MS files to MPEG-2 Convert DVR-MS files to MPEG-2 without Commercials Convert DVR-MS files to WMV (audio and video) Convert DVR-MS files to WMV without Commercials Convert DVR-MS files to WMA (audio only) Edit DVR-MS files and save directly back to DVR-MS and much more! Just install the program and launch DVRMStoMPEGGUI for basic functions.  One of the great things about DVRMSToolbox is that it … Continue reading DVRMSToolbox: The Ultimate DVR-MS Tools Package

Cannon PC Releases Core 2 Duo Rack Mount Media Center PC

On Thursday, Houston based Media Center PC Company, Cannon PC, released its much awaited RX Series Rack Mount Media Center PC. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the ability to house 2 terabytes of disk space in 6 hot swappable SATA II drives, the RX series offers serious home theater customers the ability to store their CDs, movies, and photos in a highly available and reliable system. “We saw a need to build a media center that would allow customers to store vast amounts of digital media in a unit that is built for 24 x 7 … Continue reading Cannon PC Releases Core 2 Duo Rack Mount Media Center PC

The Media Center Show #70

The Media Center Show #70 | 10th August 2006 (55min 23secs) MP3 – 19.0MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Ted Singh from Embedded Automation for the latest news in home automation and home theater PC’s.

Use Windows Movie Maker To Edit DVR-MS…Natively

There has been a very long standing hack on The Green Button for opening DVR-MS files in Windows Movie Maker for direct editing and compressing to WMV.  When it was first posted almost two years ago I tried a few times and had no luck with it.  Recently Bryan posted it in a thread and I tried it again to see if I could get it to work.  What do you know, it did this time!  Here’s what you do to get it working. Open Notepad and paste the following in it. —- Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86}\Instance\{A4F9C3BA-A68F-4942-8152-B783CF89193F}] “CLSID”=”{A4F9C3BA-A68F-4942-8152-B783CF89193F}” … Continue reading Use Windows Movie Maker To Edit DVR-MS…Natively

Buy a DQ Blizzard on August 10th; All proceeds donated Children’s Miracle Network

I’ve been seeing commercials for this for the past week and I hope everyone will try and get out to your nearest Dairy Queen, Thursday August 10th and purchase a Blizzard.  All proceeds will be donated to your local Children’s Miracle Network hospital as part of CMN and DQ’s Giving Never Tasted So Sweet! promotion. Mine will be going to Texas Children’s where I had a VSD Repair nearly 20 years ago.  Without it, I wouldn’t be alive to be typing this today.

Opinions on mControl and Home Automation?

I’ve been fooling around with the idea of playing with mControl and was wondering if anyone out there has played with it before?  I’m not looking to do a full house, maybe a room or two just seeing what it’s all like.  I’ve looked at several other home automation packages for Media Center, but mControl seems to be the cheapest and has more than enough features for just playing around. Anyone out their using Media Center with mControl, Homeseer, or like?  What do you think of it? If you have not looked into home automation, any reasons for holding back? … Continue reading Opinions on mControl and Home Automation?

Intel Releases Digital Home Capabilities Assessment Tool

Digital Home Capabilities Assessment Tool (DHCAT) | Intel has released a tool that will evaluates a PC’s capabilities in HTPC areas such as video playback, recording, and streaming for all the popular formats.  It’s a “task-focused” tool and thus can look at software and hardware on your machine and determine stats WMV, MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, etc. It runs on Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Media Center Edition 2005. A free DVD can be ordered with here.  It’s 1.5GB, so Intel isn’t releasing a download just yet.  I’ve ordered one and will have a review once it arrives. var dc_UnitID = … Continue reading Intel Releases Digital Home Capabilities Assessment Tool

Okoro Media Systems Now shipping Core 2 Duo Based Digital Entertainment Systems

Okoro Media Systems, manufacturer of digital entertainment systems for the high end audio video market, is excited to announce the availability of digital entertainment systems based on the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and DTS Connect technology. The TH550 and TH540 models will feature cool and quiet operation with excellent multimedia performance using the Intel E6400 and E6300 processors while the GX300 will maintain its status as the fastest HTPC available with the Intel X6800 at its core. Okoro Media Systems chose the Intel Core 2 Duo processor because it was designed from the ground up for energy efficiency. Thus, … Continue reading Okoro Media Systems Now shipping Core 2 Duo Based Digital Entertainment Systems

Embedded Automation Introduces mServer (Residential Edition)

Embedded Automation, a leading provider of digital home automation systems, announces the release of mServer (Residential Edition), the latest addition to the mHome product line. mServer provides a centralized home management platform for lighting systems, security systems, HVAC control, IP cameras, irrigation controllers and IR messaging. mServer can be connected to any home network, allowing real-time monitoring, status and control from any connected computer, including home theater PCs. At the core of mServer is mControl, Embedded Automations software application for home automation, which has thousands of users world wide. “mServer (Residential Edition) follows our principles of being reliable, accessible and … Continue reading Embedded Automation Introduces mServer (Residential Edition)