The Windows Media Center Show #73 – Tony Campbell and Andrew Edney

The Media Center Show #73(MP3 – 23.7mb- 1 Hour 9mins 03secs)LISTEN HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks This week on the show Tony Campbell and Andrew Edney authors of a new book on Media Center called “Using Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005“  will be joining me to take a step by step … Continue reading

Big Screen Business Vista Media Center Application Updated

Check out the screenshots of Mobilewares Big Screen Business application. It has great 3d application, and features:  Monitor Global Markets and Indicies. Create your own Custom Share Watchlists. Monitor your Profit/Loss on Holdings and Options. View World Currency Exchange Rates. Theme Support – customize the UI colors . It’s a great example of WPF Media … Continue reading

Still features to come for Vista Media Center?

David Fleischman from the eHome team at Microsoft hints that there are still features to come for Media Center in Vista. In his post "Dave – where did you go" he says: "I’ve also been "dark" working on some new features for MCE. We still have a few surprises up our sleeves. :)." So what … Continue reading

Another of my new tracks

I have posted another of my new songs for download This one features my vocals with very little processing! I am not the best singer in the world by a long way but its something I wanted to try.The sounds come mainly from a Korg Radias synth. Its a very strange experience recording your own … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #72 – Bryan Socha

The Media Center Show #72(MP3 – 16.7mb- 48mins 47secs)LISTEN HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks This been on the show Bryan Socha Media Center MVP joins me to talk about the state of Media Center,optimizing your network for streaming video and his thoughts on Vista. I have email in to the show including … Continue reading

Interview with Christoph Buenger on10

This week I interviewd Christoph Buenger we talked about mceAuction his award winning eBay application for Media Center. Christoph has also been interviewed by Microsoft’s on10 site See the video here  

At last a hibernate fix for MCE XP

  Since I got my new Sony Media Center laptop I have a problem hibernating it. When I try and hibernate windows tries then says "Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API" I turns out if a kernal memory problem and today Microsoft have released a fix for this. Download from Microsoft

The Windows Media Center Show #71 – Christoph Buenger

   The Media Center Show #71(MP3 – 15.9mb- 46mins 18secs)LISTEN HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks This week on the show is Christoph Buenger CEO and Founder of Scendix Software developers of applications like mceWeather,mcePhone and the award winning application mceAuction If you have a Media Center application, service or blog let me … Continue reading

New apps for Media Center

  Chris Lanier has links to some new and updated apps for Media Center: UGuide has launched in beta for Media Center users to try out. UGuide can be used to view your program guides directly from Media Center on your cell phone (Java-enabled only). Not only can you view it, but UGuide also can … Continue reading

New Blog with details on HD DVD and Blue-ray extensibility in Vista Media Center

  Peter Dampier is a Program Manager in the eHome division at Microsoft.  He has a new blog and the first post he has is about adding HD DVD and Blue-ray playback in Vista via the extensibility framework "The ability to launch a third party playback application when a HD DVD or BD disc is … Continue reading