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Zune + Windows Mobile = Better Together?

It maybe a few years to late but on the Windows Mobile blog the team are asking how Windows Mobile and Zune can work together. It’s great that they are asking but I can’t help thinking that this is something that should have been done before the iPhone…

 

MyNetflix v2.1 Beta

Anthony Park has updated MyNetflix with a new public beta, this adds WatchNow in full screen and a number of bug fixes. Head over to Anthony’s blog for more details and a download I have completed development on the next version of MyNetflix (v2.1). This…

 

Windows Media Center query-based recording

Top tip on how to use query based recording with Media Center. As Ewan says in the blog it’s a bit obscure and not easy to find but it’s well worth highlighting. I won’t steal the thunder of the original blog post but you will find the feature under the…

 

The Media Center Show Live Feb 29th with Windows Expert Ed Bott

It was good fun recording The Media Center Show Awards live , so I thought I would do another live recording. This Friday (29th) at 8pm UK / 12pm PST I will be interviewing Windows expert Ed Bott . We will be talking Vista Service Pack 1, Vista myths…

The Media Center Show #146 – Pasquale DeMaio (Microsoft) – Media Center Enthusiast

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This week on the show I have two interviews. The first interview is with Terry Walsh from WeGotServed.co.uk talking about the data corruption bug that has hit Windows Home Server and pointing out how to avoid it then I have Pasquale DeMaio from Microsoft, he is a real Media Center enthusiasts and he talks about how he uses Media Center to distribute music around his home and he describes his Media Center setup. I have email and the latest Media Center news.

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The Media Center Show #146 – Pasquale DeMaio (Microsoft) – Media Center Enthusiast

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The Media Center Show Live Feb 29th with Windows Expert Ed Bott

It was good fun recording The Media Center Show Awards live, so I thought I would do another live recording. This Friday (29th) at 8pm UK / 12pm PST I will be interviewing Windows expert Ed Bott. We will be talking Vista Service Pack 1, Vista myths and the recent Vista news.

It would be great to get the the interview interactive, so go to Live.TheDigitalLifestyle.com on Friday February 29th at 8pm GMT / 12pm PST and and enter the chat room. You will be able to listen live to the interview and I will put your question to Ed. Don’t worry if you can’t make the show you can send in your question to Ian (at the) digitallifestyle.com and I will try and include them in the show.

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Will Digital downloads will be Blu-ray’s downfall?

I was reading a CNET post on why digital downloads will overtake Blu-ray and I almost agree. While I don’t think it will happen over night, I am sure digital downloads will over take physical disks in the future. The problem Blu-ray has is that for most…

 

Media Center in the Kitchen

I am having my kitchen redone at the moment (my wife’s idea) and I am thinking of putting Media Center in to it. In the old kitchen I had an old laptop with a broken screen and a monitor, but it was messy and will not do (again my wife’s thinking!) for…

 

Windows Home Server Data Corruption Bug Update

Terry Walsh of We Got Served posts an update on the WHS data corruption bug, while the bug is very rare it can be nasty so I thought it would be good to get Terry on to The Media Center Show to clarify the issue and help make sure avoid the problem. So…

 

Microsoft announces games for Zune via XNA Studio

Does anybody want to play games on their Zune? Not sure I am that bothered about playing games on my Zune I mainly use it the car for listening to podcasts and music, but I think its great that Microsoft are opening up the platform with XNA Studio Microsoft…

The Media Center Show #145 – Steve Lindsay (Microsoft)

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This week Microsoft’s Steve Lindsay joins me to chat about his home Media Center setup and the custom developments he has been working on. Steve is involved in a program called the Microsoft Champion program and has volunteered to evangelise and support Media Center and related technologies and has started a a new blog on TheDigitialLifestyle.com.  Steve is very passionate about his home Media Center system so its interesting to hear how he has set it up. I have email, news items and software to give away.

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Toshiba drops out of HD DVD war and a post roundup

Sad day for HD-DVD owners and for consumers in general as Toshiba kills HD-DVD. While it’s good that the format war is over I can’t help thinking that HD-DVD was more consumer focused (think Managed Copy). I say forget physical disks and go with digital downloads

BBC NEWS | Business | Toshiba drops out of HD DVD war

 

Microsoft’s Windows Media Center Community page gets updated

Microsoft have updated the community page that focuses on Windows Media Center. There are videos on Media Center taken from Channel 10 and links to community site including TheDigitalLifestyle.com. It’s a great honour to be including along with The Green Button, Chris Lanier’s blog, Missing Remote and and Ed Bott’s Media Central

 

S1Digital on Channel 10

S1Digital have been featured on The Media Center Show a few times now with Paul Heitlinger on the show a couple of weeks ago . Channel 10 caught up with Paul at CES and have posted the video interview. As well as a background on S1digital Paul talks about…

 

mcePicasa (Picasa Web Album Windows Media Center Presentation Layer Application)

mcePicasa is a open source project (on codeplex ) for viewing Picasa images in Media Center. Written in MCML (Media Center Markup Language) means it’s a native Vista Media Center application with all the richness that offers. Plus being open source source…

 

Niveus drop HD-DVD for Blu-ray

Another nail in the HD-DVD coffin? Niveus have added support for Blu-ray Disc playback and to cease production of HD DVD-based servers.

Niveus update Storage Server

Maybe if I blog enough about Niveus they will send me a nice new Denali Edition , maybe not. Niveus have added the Niveus Storage Server Pro to their product range, with 4TB of storage. Have a look at my CES video to see the Storage Server. It’s a slim…

Disney Revives ‘House of the Future’ with Media Center

I hadn’t seen the 50’s "Home of the future" at Disney but they are going to create a modern home of future at Disney based on Media Center, HP and Life|Ware. Disney, Microsoft, HP and LifeWare spent over $15 million on hardware and software…

The Media Center Show #144 – The Awards Show!

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It’s The Media Center Show Awards! Recorded and streamed live last Wednesday, the aim of the awards was to highlight the great work done by the Media Center developer community.  Joining me are special guest from the community and listeners in the chat room. I also read out some interesting facts from the user survay.

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Roundup of recent posts

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Video: Unboxing HP’s MediaSmart Windows Home Server

In this video I unbox and give a brief tour of a HP MediaSmart Windows Home Server . It’s a very compact unit with plenty of space for adding more storage and it has plenty of expansion options.  So have a look at this video and then compare it with the video I recorded of Tranquil’s Windows Home Server.

 

February 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

Microsoft has released the February 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista. I would expect the update is included in Service Pack 1 for Vista as well as being on Windows Update Fixes include: Addresses an issue that is introduced in…

 

Media Center Add-In for updating Facebook Status

As a facebook user and a Media Center user I was thinking of developing some kind of Facebook status update app. Well it looks like Jussi Palo beat me to it. His background application updates Facebook with what you are watching, eg "is watching…" . Great idea, but make sure you avoid the port channels 😉

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