Short Bits: Vaio LT, Album Art, HD DVD, Plug-ins

In October, Sony will start selling their Vaio LT HD PC/TV.  It’s an all-in-one PC 22-inch LCD TV with a PC built-in.  There will be a standard and an HD model that includes Blu-ray and CableCARD, I’m assuming only a single tuner though.  Cool idea, but I don’t see this pushing too many units.  Sony, like HP has a few innovative PC concepts out there but I don’t think the general public is really ready for something like this. A week or so ago Jason Dunn wrote an article about Microsoft not getting embedded album art.   I agree, I’ve been … Continue reading Short Bits: Vaio LT, Album Art, HD DVD, Plug-ins

Internet Explorer 7 Overwriting Album Art with Black JPEGs?

There has been an interesting problem reported that strangely relates to Internet Explorer 7, overwriting existing album art with pure black album art.  The issue has been seen at The Green Button (and AVS Forum) and I have a repro on my system. Only two albums out of my 350+ were affected, so I haven’t looked into the issue deeply.  Those who have had large amounts of their album art broken are reporting that reverting back to Internet Explorer 6 fixes the issue which I find kind of interesting.  I didn’t look into how the uninstall process goes for Internet … Continue reading Internet Explorer 7 Overwriting Album Art with Black JPEGs?

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP Released

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

Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2 Released

Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2 | What’s new in this beta release compared to the first beta release of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP? The following list highlights some of the major changes since the first beta release of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. Fixing issues. Fixes have been made for issues that occurred in the first beta release of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. Additional online stores are now available. More online stores are available in this beta release of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. For a listing of online stores that are now available, see Availability of … Continue reading Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2 Released

Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile Update Beta

Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile Update Beta | This update allows applications such as Windows Media Encoder 9 Series to create VC-1 Advanced Profile content. The package also includes an update to the Windows Media Encoder 9 Series command-line encoder script (wmcmd.vbs) that adds support for Advanced Profile. Quick DetailsFile Name:    wvc1dmo.exeVersion:    V1Date Published:    6/27/2006Language:    EnglishDownload Size:    900 KB var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

MTV Networks Unveils URGE on Windows Media Player 11 Platform

MTV Networks Unveils URGE Digital Music Service on Microsoft’s New Windows Media Player 11 Platform | MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc., and Microsoft Corp. today unveiled the public beta of URGE and the new Windows Media Player 11 beta. URGE, MTV Networks’ new digital music service, is seamlessly integrated with the new Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, and builds upon MTV Networks’ renowned music heritage, offering rich, handcrafted programming, first-rate editorial and innovative music discovery features to create a truly immersive entertainment experience. URGE is the recommended digital music service in Windows Media Player 11 beta, which … Continue reading MTV Networks Unveils URGE on Windows Media Player 11 Platform

Windows Media Player 11 Beta Released

Windows Media Player 11 Beta | Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP offers you unmatched choice and flexibility for your digital media. Easily manage your libraries of digital music, photos, and videos on your computer, and then sync with a variety of portable devices so you can enjoy it all wherever you want. PLEASE NOTE: If you use Windows Media Player to access a favorite online store, some are not available for this beta release. The following stores are available in the Windows Media Player 11 beta release: Audible, f.y.e., Live365, Movielink, MSN Music, Napster, Passalong, Puretracks, URGE, Wal-Mart … Continue reading Windows Media Player 11 Beta Released

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP in June

Windows Media Player 11 for XP Due by June (Microsoft Watch) | Mary Jo Foley says that Microsoft officials say they are planning to release the Windows Media Player 11 version for Windows XP in June.  Thomas Hawk seemed to be happy about the announcement, but I’m not sure that the Media Library performance increases will come in this version.  I think you will be waiting until Vista to get that performance jump. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP

Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP (KB911565) | A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Windows Media Player and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Quick DetailsFile Name:      WindowsMedia10-KB911565-v2-x86-ENU.exeVersion:          911565Security Bulletins:     MS06-005Knowledge Base (KB) Articles:        KB911565Date Published:          4/11/2006Download Size:           2.4 MB var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;