The Windows Media Center Show #85 – Gregg Cannon

The Media Center Show #85(MP3 – 18.9mb- 55mins 01secs)by Ian Dixon LISTEN HERE 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 ServersI have email in to the show and items from around the web. The Vote page … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Home Automation and Vista at EHX

CE Pro have a nice editorial on Vista Home automation software being shown off a EHX (Electronic House Expo) I think 3rd party development for Media Center is really coming of age with Vista. Checkout the slick UI on Embedded Automation’s mControl for Vista Read More on CEPro

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #84 – Joe Costello

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

CE Pro Show Niveus Media’s Rainier Vista Media Server

CE Pro have a nice video of Niveus’s Rainer Vista Media Center in action, its a great looking and powerful Media Center Server Reporting from the show floor of the Electronic House Expo (EHX) in Long Beach, Calif. is Web editor Jason Unger, speaking with Brian Paper about Niveus Media’s Rainier Vista Media Server.

The Media Center Show Extra #4 – Z

This week on the show I look at the “Z” sample application in the Windows Media Center SDK (v5.0) Z is a complete end-to-end sample application that really shows off the power of Media Center Markup lanungage. You get the source code to the whole application in the SDK. I hope it not only inspires … Continue reading