The Media Center Show #170 – Musicgiants

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This week I am talking to Scott Scott Bahneman, CEO of MusicGiants about their HD audio and video services that can deliver high quality music and videos directly in to Windows Media Center. As more of us connect Media Center up to AV Receivers having a source of high quality content available is very appealing.  I also have a round up of news and your email

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The Media Center Show #169 – Ed Bott on TV Feature Pack

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Last week Microsoft released details on the Windows Media Center TV Feature Pack (the update formally known as Fiji) and that provoked a passionate debate around the limited (OEM only) availability of the update. So to get a expert view on the subject I chatted with Windows expert Ed Bott. We streamed the show live and had some great questions and opinions in the chat room. Ed has some interesting thoughts on the update and is always great to interview. I also have email, news items and a chance to win a copy of Kaspersky anti-virus 2009

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The Media Center Show #168 – Mark McCall and a naked guy

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This week I am talking to Automated Home’s Mark McCall. We recorded the interview live and took questions from the chat room, we covered a wide range of topics from pre-installed crapware to home servers, Xbox Media Center to Apple TV. Oh and listen out for an unexpected guest half way through the interview. I also have your email and a round up of news items from the blog

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It’s that time of week for a post round up. I have my interview with Engadget’s Ben Drawbaugh, Open Media Library goes public and an statement from HP on their Windows Home Server update

HP Update Slowing down MediaSmart Windows Home Servers?

In Podcast 11 I reported a slowdown of my HP Media Smart Server after installing PVConnect. I attributed this to PVConnect creating a database of the many Photos, Videos, and Music files I have stored on my MSS. I viewed it as a normal process. Indexing…

What “How To” topics would you like to see covered?

I am working on a series of “How To” articles that will either be blog posts, part of The Media Center Show or videos and I wanted to get your feedback on what subjects would be worth tackling. When I asked the question on Twitter I got some good suggestions…

Dell’s new Studio Hybrid would make a great Media Center PC

Sean Alexander has posted details on Dell’s new Studio Hybrid. First off it looks a great, takes only 65watts of power and has HDMI. It would make a great Media Center PC either directly connected to a TV or serving Extenders. This could be an ideal Media…

Official Statement from HP on Windows Home Server PP1 Slowing Issue

There have been reports of the new HP Update Slowing down MediaSmart Windows Home Servers (see David’s post on The Windows Home Server Blog ) and Brian Burch )Director of Marketing for HP Connected Entertainment) has provided me with an official statement…

Open Media Library 0.1 Goes Public Beta

Open Media Library has gone in to public beta, OML is an open source Movie library application for Vista Media Center, that looks fantastic and has features like DVD streaming to Extender along with support a good selection of video formats . I have been…

TVTonic 3.3 Released

TVTonic is a great addon for Windows Media Center, it provides a platform for downloads internet video straight in to the Media Center UI. As well as providing content channels you can use it to subscribe to any video RSS feeds ( like the one for my video…

The Media Center Show #167 – Ben Drawbaugh (Engadget HD)

Listen Here (mp3) This week I am chatting with Engadget HD’s Ben Drawbaugh. We will be talking about Windows Media Center, Home Automation, remote controls and the recent Extender shoot he did for Engadget HD. I also have your email and a round up of…

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