My Movies 2.0 Out Now

Brian Binnerup has released My Movies 2.0 today. My Movies is one of favorite addins for Media Center and Brian does a great job developing it for free.
 
To find out more about the project and what is in 2.0 checkout Brian on this weeks Media Center Show
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The Windows Media Center Show #55 – My Movies

The Media Center Show #55 – My Movies

April 28th, 2006 by Ian Dixon

The Media Center Show #55(MP3 – 20.5mb- 59mins 59secs)
LISTEN HERE

The Media Center Show with Orb Networks

This week on the show is Brian Binnerup, Brian is the developer behind My Movies. We will be talking about how the project started, what it does and what is new in Version 2.0 that launches today.
I also have email and Media Center news

See the variety of equipment and setups that Media Center users have posted,the pictures are on my site HERE and there is an RSS feed for the pictures

Send your questions and feedback to isdixon@gmail.com (feel free to send your questions in mp3)
or you can send your questions and comments in to the show Skype Line “MediaCenterShow


Don’t forget your to check out Media Center Show Gear

The forums are at Iandixon.co.uk/forums

Show Times:
00:44 Coming up on the show
01:10 Email – Media Center Remote problems
02:30 Email – XBOX 360 and Windows logon
03:31 Email – Guide Problems
04:39 April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
05:33 OneVoice on the Mac Mini
06:36 OneVoice draw later today
06:56 The Green Button gets updated
07:34 A Message from One Voice
08:26 Welcome to Brian – My Movies
15:00 Off Line DVD’s
17:00 My Movies 2.0
20:31 Searching
21:41 Working with extenders
24:30 Local copies of DVD’s
26:00 Managed Copies
33:51 What is new in My Movies 2.0
34:00 Box Set support
36:20 DVD Changer support
41:55 System Builders
44:00 Language Support
45:15 Future developments
47:03 Developing with Vista
51:51 How to get My Movies 2.0
52:00 Download from Download.com
56:52 Thanks to Brian
57:18 Music “In the Warm Evening” by Ian Dixon

Mac Mini running Media Center

Media Center Communicator

Media Center Show #55 out Friday

This weeks show will be out Friday due to me getting back from Germany late last night.
 
This weeks I am talking to Brian Binnerup about My Movies and what is new in My Movies 2.0 which should also be out soon. As even I have email in to the show and some of the Media Center news headlines
 
 
 

April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB914548)

Looks like there is an update for Media Center, the April Update Rollup
Details from Chris Lanier:
 

April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB914548) | Install KB914548 to get the latest updates for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update supersedes all updates since Update Rollup 2 (KB900325) for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 914548.

Quick Details
File Name:        WindowsXPMediaCenter2005-KB914548-ENU.exe
Version:            1.0
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles:            KB914548
Date Published: 4/25/2006
Language:         English
Download Size:            3.4 MB

Vote for my music

Over on Karma-Labs forums (the forums for the Korg Karm Synth owners) they have a competition for music created with the Karma Synth. I have entered my song "Milestone" in the Karma Only category and currently the song is in 2nd place in the first round.
 
I have played Milestone on the Media Center show a few times, so if your a member of the forums vote for my song
 
 
You can download or listen to Milestone HERE

The Windows Media Center Show #54 – Nigel Barker

The Media Center Show #54 – Nigel Barker

April 20th, 2006 by Ian Dixon

The Media Center Show #54(MP3 – 13.2mb- 38mins 32secs)
LISTEN HERE

The Media Center Show with Orb Networks

This week on the show we are talking digital satellite with MVP Nigel Barker. So if you have satellite and want to get rid of set top boxes and IR Blasters listen on.
I also talk about my weekend running Vista Media Center and read out your email.
More info on Nigel’s findings can be found at AVforums

See the variety of equipment and setups that Media Center users have posted,the pictures are on my site HERE and there is an RSS feed for the pictures

Send your questions and feedback to isdixon@gmail.com (feel free to send your questions in mp3)
or you can send your questions and comments in to the show Skype Line “MediaCenterShow


Don’t forget your to check out Media Center Show Gear

The forums are at Iandixon.co.uk/forums

Show Times:
00:36 Coming up this week
01:14 One Voice competition update
01:32 MSAS Media Center Stater Project
02:30 Let me know if you developing MCE applications
02:51 Extenders in the UK
03:44 Sky with Media Center
04:20 Red Button with Media Center
05:27 mceSpeach tools
06:13 My weekend with Vista Media Center
09:25 Media Center rendering engine
09:51 A Message from OneVoice
10:40 Welcome to Nigel
11:00 AVforums link
12:23 DVB Standards
13:24 Technotrend TT-budget S-1500 DVB-S card
17:17 Using Sky with Media Center
22:00 Video quality of satellite over DVB-T
27:30 Working 100’s of channels in Media Center
31:00 HDTV
36:00 Thanks to Nigel
36:32 Music “Information Overload” by Ian Dixon

Media Center Communicator

A Weekend with Vista Media Center

Up to this weekend I found my Vista beta box had been a bit flaky, with any of the builds I have tried on it I never got TV working on it.
Well all that changed this weekend as ATI updated there Vista video drivers on Thursday. So I updated my drivers and tried Media Center again, it worked like a dream. The video drivers fixed the mpeg playback problems and all the graphical glitches that were occurring.
 
It feels like a complete operating system now, I lived with Media Center over the easter break, recording and watching TV on it and playing with the guide. I really like how the Media Center menus are layed out now and found going back to XP Media Center felt like a real step back.
 
The Recorded TV section works with image previews of the recorded tv, so you get a much better graphic representation of your content and it doesn’t just grab the first frame either, eg when looking at some motor sport I recorded the preview image shows a frame from the race and not the advert at the begining
There are some nice touches such as when you hit the guide key the video plays in the background with the guide overlayed
 
It is amazing how a updated graphics driver can make the difference, I got a real feel for how Media Center is looking in Vista, I had my doubts but the new menu system is much better. There are still some bugs to work out but it is looking great
 

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