The Windows Media Center Show #85 – Gregg Cannon

The Media Center Show #85(MP3 – 18.9mb- 55mins 01secs)
by Ian Dixon

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This week on the show Gregg Cannon of Cannon PC joins me to talk about Cannon PC’s range of Media Center PC’s and building Media Center Servers
I have email in to the show and items from around the web.

The Vote page is up for The Media Center Show Awards, so get voting now and enter the prize draw

Have you watched The Media Center Show Extra yet? Its my new video accompaniment to the show.

The Media Center Show with Orb Networks

So go and vote now please!!

 

Send your questions and feedback to isdixon at gmail dot com
Don’t forget your to check out Media Center Show Gear

The forums are at Iandixon.co.uk/forums

Show Times:
00:43 Coming up this week
01:07 Email – MyTVtoGo
02:36 Email – Vista XBOX 360 problems
04:23 Big Screen Contacts for Vista Media Center
04:50 Webguide 4.0 adds live TV streaming
06:19 The Media Center Show Awards 2006
07:58 CES 2007
08:24 A Message from Onevoice
09:14 Welcome to Gregg
10:07 Cannon’s background
12:50 Picking Media Center components
18:00 Building a PC for the home
21:09 Cannon PC’s products
23:00 Hot Swap drives
24:00 Rack Designs
30:00 Client and Servers
31:30 Microsoft Remote Keyboard
33:00 Onevoice’s Media Center Remote
35:10 Case Displays
38:10 Why do Media Center PC cost more?
42:00 Vista Media Center demand
44:37 Future plans
50:00 Thanks to Greg
50:29 Music by Ian Dixon

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The Media Center Show Awards 2006 are go!

I have posted the vote page for the Media Center Show Awards 2006.

The aim of the awards is to highlight and give some recognition to the great work done by the Media Center community.

There are category’s for:

  • Best Media Center Utility
  • Best Online Spotlight Applications
  • Best Communication Tool
  • Best Community Resource
  • Best Hardware Manufacturer
  • Best Enthusiast Blog
  • Best Microsoft Media Center Blog
  • Best Free application (non-commercial) application
  • Best Commercial Application
  • Outstanding Design Award
  • Best Vista Media Center Application

If you enter your email address when completing the form you will be entered in a prize draw for some free software including mNewsCenter and Media Center Communicator.

So go and vote now please!!

 

Webguide4 with Streaming Live TV

I am a big fan of Webguide and Doug Berrett has added live TV streaming to the application.

So you can use it as a software extender (as you can with Orb). I have not tried the streaming part yet, I can’t wait to give it a go.

Don’t forget you will be able to vote for Webguide as the best free Media Center Application in the Media Center Show Awards later this week

Well done Doug, and I will be getting Doug back on to the show in the future.

Media Center Show Awards 2007 Nominations Closes Monday

 The Media Center Show Awards 2007 will be closing Monday.

The aim of the awards is to highlight and give some recognition to the great work done in the Media Center community and I will be putting the vote page up on Monday.

So if you have a favorite Media Center related blog, addon or web site or anything else worth including let me know at isdixon at gmail dotcom and i will add it to the nominations list.

Big Screen Contacts

Nial Ginsbough has another new application out for Media Center (he is turning them like a production line!)

This one is Big Screen Contacts, something I have mentioned on the show before, a 10 foot interface for your contacts. Its Media Center Markup Language so again its a rich UI.

More info on his blog

Got my Genesis tickets!!

See you at Old Trafford July 7th 2007, front block for the Genesis Reunion.
 
I have been a fan of Genesis since I was 14 back in the 80’s and for some reason never got round to see them live, but this time I have.
 
Tony Banks (keyboards) is one of the most underrated song writers in the world.

 

The Windows Media Center Show #84 – Joe Costello

The Media Center Show #84(MP3 – 18.3mb- 53mins 21secs)
by Ian Dixon

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This week on the show, a slight deviation from Media Center as I talk to Orb co-founder Joe Costello about Orb 2.0, mycasting, the explosion of digital media and taking your Media Center content with you on the go.

Checkout The Media Center Show Extra #4, also tell me what you think of the “extra” shows on the survey page
Don’t forget the Media Center Show Award nominations, voting starts soon

The Media Center Show with Orb Networks

Send your questions and feedback to isdixon at gmail dot 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:
00:41 Coming up this week
00:57 The Media Center Show Extra #4 – Z Sample Application
02:00 Windows Media Center SDK (v5.0), Details on Media Center Sandbox
02:41 OABsoftware Vista Media Center Application (from Aaron Stebners blog)
03:24 The Media Center Show Extra Survey
03:50 The Nominations for the Media Center Show Awards 2006 close soon
04:32 New Media Center Book
04:58 A Message from Onevoice
05:55 Welcome to Joe
06:10 What is Orb and how was it founded
12:50 Digital Media growth
14:57 What is new in 2.0?
21:00 A new UI
24:09 New Flash Player
27:27 Content on to mobile devices
28:05 Orb this
33:33 Sharing content
37:00 Skinning
39:00 A 10 foot UI?
42:00 Availability
42:36 Future developments
48:23 Thanks to Joe
48:55 Music by Ian Dixon

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