CasaTools Integrates Media Center with Russound and NuVo

Looks like another step forward for Media Center to fit in with whole house audio. Casatools  bridges Windows Media Center with whole house music systems from Russound and Nuvo. Media Center will act as a multi-source server for the whole house. In a month or so I will have an interview with Russound so we … Continue reading

What Media Center Plug ins and addons do you use?

One of the great things about Windows Media Center is the ability to  extend it’s functionality above the basic specification with 3rd party applications, from Weather to RSS readers, from commercial skipping applications to movie management systems we all have our essential tools. So this got me thinking, if you had to pick one addon that you couldn’t live with … Continue reading

One Voice Wireless Home Voice Control

One Voice Technologies have a new wireless microphone solution for their Media Center Communicator software. The LTB Q-Bean Wireless 2.0 Audio link systems streams uncompressed audio through a link that allows duplex voice and data control. One of the problems I have always had with Media Center Communicator is how to setup the Microphone, at the … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #116 – Mike Garcen

By Ian Dixon (20.1mb 58mins 26sec) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Mike Garcen Microsoft MVP, contributor to and moderator at The Green Button joins me to talk about his community work with Media Center and his reviews of the various web streaming product for Windows Media Center. I have email (please … Continue reading

MCEdev bring Media Center in to the Kitchen

MCEDev have developed on a interactive cookbook and combined with adnotam developers of mirror displays they have a great system for delivering Media Center in to a kitchen Last month and Microsoft hosted a Media Center event where MCEDev presented a first preview of the interactive cookbook checkout more pictures and details on MCEdev’s … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #115 Kevin Tofel on UMPCs

By Ian Dixon (20.6mb 59mins 56sec) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe to the RSS feeds This week podcaster and blogger Kevin Tofel joins me to talk about UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PC). We talk about the different devices available, what you can do with them and how you can use them with Windows … Continue reading

Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing

Congratulations to the Windows Home Server team. Today they announced it has been RTMed (released to manufacturing) There will be a 120 day evaluation period, Iomega and Fujitsu-Siemens Computers will be shipping Windows Home Server. More from the Windows Home Server blog Technorati tags: Windows home server

Silverlight application for Media Center

Casey Chesnut has an interesting project on his site, mceItvSilver is a prototype Silverlight application for Windows Media Center. It looks like Casey is becoming a little disillusioned with MCML development and is targeting Silverlight as a way of delivering content to Media Center, Xbox 360 and Media Room. The app is a Internet TV … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #114 – Steven Hughes

By Ian Dixon (22.8mb 66mins 28sec) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe to the RSS Feed This week Steven Hughes a Windows Mobile MVP joins me to talk about Windows Mobile devices. We talk about Windows Mobile 6, mobile devices and how to get your Media Center content on to your mobile device. I … Continue reading

Updated Media Center “Time Travel” article for Windows Vista

Stephen Toub wrote a great article on MSDN called "Time Travel" with Windows Media Center and a couple of months ago he updated it for Vista well now the updated article is available on MSDN Several months ago I updated my "Time Travel with Windows Media Center" article to be based on Windows Vista rather … Continue reading