Coming up this week on the show

Coming up this week on the show is David Fleshman, blogger and Program Manager at Microsoft on the eHome team. David has a great blog and has some great incites in to the development process of Media Center. Plus the Media Center Show news and email in to the show   Don’t forget to take … Continue reading

NASA WorldWind on Media Center and XBOX 360

Another great application from Casey Chesnut /mceWorldWind   "/mceWorldWind shows how to use NASA’s WorldWind from Media Center Edition using your remote control. it also has a plugin for controlling WorldWind using an XBox 360 Wired Controller on an MCE PC, and another plugin for calling Virtual Earth’s IP address location finder"   Casey is … Continue reading

Start developing with the new Windows Media Center Presentation Layer

Something I have been waiting for since I found about the new Media Center mark up language in Vista Charlie Owen has posted details about the new Windows Media Center Presentation Layer , this enables you to write Media Center apps that use the core Media Center display engine, so no more HTML fudges! Charlie has … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #46 – The Green Button

The Media Center Show #46 (MP3 – 18.6MB – 54mins 16secs)LISTEN HERE the RSS feed and show notes are HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks On this weeks show I have Daniel Sterling from The Green Button, one of the first and most popular community sites for Media Center. Daniel talks about the history … Continue reading

How to transfer guide data from one Media Center to another

Another top tip from Aaron Stebner! How to transfer guide data from one Media Center to another   Its a little complex and involves the registry but if you having trouble with guide downloads this may help  

Team Update MIX06 Media Center Project

Last week on the show Charlie Owen talked about the Media Center Project being done at MXI06 (podcasts catcher) Today he has detailed who will be working with him on the project "Schematic is doing the design for the ‘Q’ application and will collaborate with our team to implement the visuals using Media Center Markup … Continue reading

Smart Home Show

Any UK readers going to the Smart Home Show at the NEC next week? I was thinking of going to see what Media Center stuff is there, its not quite CES in Vegas but I will take a look anyway. I should be taking my podcasting gear with me so if your going or showing … Continue reading

This weeks Media Center Show out Friday

Due to me working away for a couple of days this week show will be out Friday (24th) and not the normal Thursday slotHope you can manage one extra day!  

Tips on creating MSI files for Media Center Add-ins

Creating a MSI for you nice new Media Center app can be tricky, the SDK is not exactly clear on the steps. Aaron Stebner (guest on the show last year) has posted a sample on how to create a MSI for a add-in. He also says that the new Media Center Presentation Layer adds coming in … Continue reading

Do we need a Media Center Server Edition?

I have been following Steve Makofsky (The Furrygoat Experience Blog) talking about how he is moving his Media Center PC in to a server roll. Since getting his XBOX 360 he thought it made a better WAF (wife acceptability factor) than the Media Center PC. I can see his point, still I think that Media Center … Continue reading