The Podcast Network Upgrades

Just thought I would let you know that The Podcast Network servers where I host my Podcasts are being upgraded over the next couple of days so you may not be able to get on the site.   It should be back up by the end of the weekend and it should be a lot … Continue reading

MCESAPI Video up on Channel 9

Check out the video posted on Channel 9 of Casey Chesnut  MCESAPI demo Watch him control Media Center with his voice only.   I am going to try and get Casey on the show, on the video he says it only too a day to do!  

The Windows Media Center Show #26- Jobs, Trade Shows, Tagging

The Media Center Show #26 (MP3 – 17.3MB – 50mins 27secs)LISTEN HERE the show notes and RSS feed are HERE   This week I have a different show, Declan Fitzgerald from Microsoft Ireland joins us to talk about job opportunities at the new development Center in Ireland (where there is Media Center development) Ted Singh from … Continue reading

Microsoft backs HD-DVD with Managed Copy

Microsoft announced that they will be supporting Toshiba’s HD-DVD format. Sean Alexander posted some of the hight lights of the announcement and I thought this was the most interesting part   Managed Copy – A First for DVDs:  Managed Copy is a guaranteed feature within HD DVD that gives consumers the freedom to make copies … Continue reading

The Grand Prix Show #14 – Brazil

LISTEN HERE and the RSS feed and show notes are here Welcome to the Grand Prix Show.This week we look back at Brazil GP and congratulate Alonso as the youngest ever world champion and Mclaren finally get a one two. We also read out some email Please keep your comments coming in to the show, we … Continue reading

Ask your DRM questions

Next week I will be recording a DRM special for the Windows Media Center Show. DRM (Digital Rights Management) is going to be a very hot topic (if it’s not already) in the future as Cable Card comes to Media Center in Vista. Also Vista could feature new forms of DRM   So I really … Continue reading

Thomas Hawk hits out and Charlie Owen replies

It’s interesting to see two former guest from the Windows Media Center Show having a online debate.   Thomas Hawk hit out at Microsoft and Media Center in particular "Why does Media Center suck?" He really slates the lack of HDTV (something he said on his interview on my show) and the lack of speed … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #25 – Ian McCarthy (Orb)

LISTEN HERE and the RSS Feed and show notes are HERE   On this weeks show I have Ian McCarthy VP of Product Development at Orb talking about the Orb service, the new API for developers wanting to create addins for Orb and some of the free addins coming If you have any questions regarding DRM … Continue reading

Vista Media Center PDC Session Slides

I seem to be linking to Charlie Owen’s blog a lot at the moment, but in case you missed it on his blog, Charlie posted his PDC session for download   It talks about developing for the 10 foot interface with Vista. Windows Presentation Foundation layer looks like its going to be a fantastic way … Continue reading

Chris Anderson loves Media Center

  quote: "I’ll no doubt be savaged for praising a Microsoft product, but my favorite technology of the week is our Windows Media Center PC. "   Chris Anderson of the Long Tail blog (a blog talked about by almost every guest on the Media Center show) tells why he loves his Media Center PC … Continue reading