Using GoodPlayer to watch Media Center TV files on the iPad

This should have been a nice short post and how easy it is to using the WTV features of GoodPlayer to watch Windows Media Center recorded TV files on the iPad, unfortunately it’s not that simple. Last week GoodPlayer for iOS was updated and added support for WTV files so…


Dr Flick publishes HDMI® Uncensored – Inside HDMI book

You may remember our Custom Integrator Podcast that I hosted with Derek R. Flicinger (Dr Flick) a couple of years ago, where we had an in-depth look at technical issues like HDMI, DLNA and the CableCARD. Since recording the shows Derek has been busy writing a book on HDMI with…


Watching Media Center Recorded TV on a Nexus 7

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is a really nice device (see my review), it’s a great size and is very good value for money. The 1280×800 display is very nice and is great for watching videos on so I thought I would see if it could be used to watch Windows…


Google Play Books update adds embedded audio and video support

Since getting the Nexus 7 I have started using Google Play Books and this week the app was updated. The update adds support for embedded video and audio in the books as well as otherfixes and tweaks. It will be interesting to see how publishers make use of the feature….


My Movies for Android updated

My Movies for Android has been updated to version 1.8.5. This update has just a couple of fixes and the free version can be found in Google Play along with the full version priced at £3.99. What’s in this version: 1.85:– Fixes a few incoming crash logs.– Resolves an issue…


PlayOn announces PlayLater Mobile for iPhone and iPad

Just been sent a press release for a service that looks interesting. The developers of PlayOn have announced PlayLater for iPhone and iPad. They describe the service as a DVR for online video, you can record from online video streaming sources like Hulu and Netflix and then play them back…


Lifeware dumps it’s Windows Media Center based Home Automation platform

In 2008 Lifeware was the big thing in home automation with Windows Media Center. AT CES in 2008 they had a Lifeware home with Media Center powered home automation in every room, they had demo homes with Microsoft and where even at Disney’s “Home Of the Future”. They where the…


Another vintage computer anniversary, the Dragon 32 turns 30

1982 was a busy year for the computer industry seeing the launch of the BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and maybe less well know the Dragon 32. The Dragon 32 was launched August 1982 and was initially a success but failed to make an impression with the games market…


The Digital Lifestyle Show #365–MediaPortal

Welcome to a special show, Daniel Vieria (@dangelus) joins me to talk about MediaPortal as an alternative to Windows Media Center. Daniel talks about his experiences with the open source application, the pros and cons and how you can use it to record 5 simultaneous HD channels are once.  We…


Control XMBC on a Raspberry Pi via the TVs remote with HDMI-CEC

The HDMI supports device remote control via the CEC protocol (see our series of podcast covering topics like CEC), the idea being that you could control your Blueray player via your TVs remote and the control signals are sent over the HDMI cable. Pulse-eight have made available libCEC a XMBC…

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