The Media Center Show No.174 – Open Media Library

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This week I am talking David Shulitz a developer working on the Open Media Library project. OML is a open source movie browser applications for Vista Media Center, it’s a great looking application that adds some great functionality to Media Center (download from HERE) . I also have email and a round up of the weeks news.

I am looking for community submitted reviews of Media Center addins if you would like to review an application please email me ian [at]

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Show Times:

00:50 Coming up this week
01:20 Email – Divx crashes Windows Media Center
02:27 Chris Lanier – Microsoft Taking Media Center to Headless Appliances?
03:36 Ed Bott:TV Pack headaches reveal Microsoft’s Media Center dilemma
04:28 Media Center and the Installer Channel
05:28 Remember the last Windows Media Center CE Box
06:14 My Drinks for Windows Media Center
07:14 Is this why H.264 got removed from TV Pack?
08:15 I want your addin reviews
09:21 Welcome to David Shulitz
10:30 What is Open Media Library
12:40 How it got started
14:14 How it works
14:51 Metadata
16:41 Working with Windows Home Server
19:00 Data Provider
21:28 Working with Media Center Extenders
24:48 File types
31:17 Why open source?
38:33 Source code page, forums
41:03 64bit versions
41:55 Thanks to David
42:00 See you next week

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Ian Dixon

Founder of The Digital and host of The Digital Lifestyle Show. Started podcasting in 2005, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP. Lover of gadgets from the Raspberry Pi to the iPad, Android to Windows 8. Also a massive motor racing fan