Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP | Windows Media Player 11 offers great new ways to store and enjoy all of your digital media. It’s easier than ever to access all of your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV on your computer. Play it, view it, organize it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go, or share with devices around your home – all from one place. Windows Media Player 11 is designed to work with all versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2, including Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP … Continue reading Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP Released
While Windows XP might be celebrating its 5th Birthday, Windows XP Media Center Edition is celebrating its 4th Birthday today! It’s been a long ride, but it all started on October 29, 2002 when HP started shipping their first Media Center PC. It launched with the help of this goofball (pictured below) and sported features such as use of a single analog tuner and DVD recording only on high end machines (which you couldn’t do from within the MCE UI). Price points on the very few machines offered with Media Center at the time ranged from $1300 to $2000. … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Windows XP Media Center Edition!
Last week I wrote about a new plug-in for Media Center called MCE Tunes that allows you to sync iTunes with Media Center and even play purchased music from the iTMS from within the Media Center UI. They do offer a free trial, but it doesn’t support protected content from the iTMS so I thought I would give everyone out there a mini-review of the protect playing back protected content before you spend money on the product just for a letdown. Well, I’m here to say this product is no letdown. I’ve been playing around with a full version of … Continue reading MCE Tunes Completely Bridges iTunes Gap With Media Center
My Movies 2.10 Pre-Release 3 (My Movies Forums) | Brian has released My Movies 2.10 Pre-Release 3! It includes the much anticipated Transcode 360 integration as-well as better Vista Media Center support. Pay close attention to the Brian’s forum for updates. Note: Brian adds “I suggest for the general user to wait for the final version very soon – there can be some issues in these pre-releases.” In other words, don’t install this pre-release and except it to be 100% working. And as always, backup before installing any beta, pre-release, etc software. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; … Continue reading My Movies 2.10 Pre-Release with Transcode 360 Integration!
DVDxml.com – Over 15,000 dvdid.xml files! | DVDxml.com just launched allowing simple use of the “My DVDs” feature that is included in Update Rollup 2. You have been able to manually enable “My DVDs” without the use of a DVD Changer since Update Rollup 2 launched, however you needed to create a dvdid.xml for each DVD you have manually. Not anymore though, just go on over to DVDxml.com and download the file for free. Right now there are over 15,000 Region 1 DVD’s in the database. The site also has information on how to enable “My DVDs” for those who … Continue reading DVDxml Makes Using "My DVDs" Simple
Homeowners in CA will be the first to glimpse what the future of digital living looks like. Columbus, OH – October 26, 2006 – The new Magnolia stores opening TOMORROW, October 27, in Santa Monica and Santa Clara, CA will be the first consumer retail showcase for the Life|ware™ digital entertainment and automation solution. Inside the state-of-the-art store will be a fully integrated home designed with Life|ware to create an entertainment experience that allows consumers to control how they enjoy their digital content, wherever and whenever they want, as well as control their lighting, HVAC, security and other subsystems through … Continue reading Life|ware Finds Its First Retail Home At Magnolia
The Media Center Show #80 | 26th October 2006 (44mins 55secs) MP3 – 15.4MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Aaron Stebner from the eHome team at Microsoft about Media Center Markup Language, the new way of developing applications for Media Center. If you thinking of or are developing for Media Center this is going to be a great interview (Part 2 or 2) Remember, The Media Center Show Award nominations are up for your vote. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;
October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition (KB925766) | Microsoft has released the October 2006 Update Rollup for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update rollup is intended for computers that are running Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. For more information about Update Rollup 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 900325 | Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Hotfix replacement informationThis is a cumulative update rollup. This update rollup replaces the following updates: 919803 | July 2006 … Continue reading October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition
I got an e-mail last night from the folks at Proxure, Inc. about MCE Tunes, a new plug-in to let you play your purchased iTunes tracks through Media Center. It can also be used to sync your iTunes library with Media Center. Check out the free trial which only plays unprotected (m4a) songs. The full version ($29.99) will enable playback of protected ones. I’ll try and get a copy to play with and see how well it works next week for playback of protected content. Proxure, Inc developed and sold MyTV ToGo to Roxio a while back for anyone wondering … Continue reading MCE Tunes Supports iTunes DRM Playback
Ian Dixon points to another new application from Mobilewares, this one being Big Screen Headlines. Native for Vista Media Center, in Media Center Presentation Layer (MCPL) which means it’s rendered using the same technology as the Vista UI itself. Full list of features is below, but I think it’s great that this application can sync with IE7’s “Subscribed Feeds”. Very cool! Also support OPML for those who use other desktop/web RSS readers. More screenshots here. Read/Monitor RSS News Headlines directly from the Internet. Listen/Watch/View enclosed RSS Media such as Web Video, Podcast Audio, Images and more. Translates HTML based RSS … Continue reading "Big Screen Headlines" RSS Reader for Vista Media Center