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Confessions of a Media Center addict

Hello Readers! My name is Richard Speed, and I’ll be posting some articles on techniques I use to shift content from my Media Center to other devices, reviews of software, as well as my adventures in developing Windows Phone 7 applications.  First up – an introduction… Media Center first entered…

Apple Updates iTunes to 10.1.2

Yesterday Apple updated iTunes to version 10.1.2 for Windows and Mac. Apple say that the update improves stability and performance and it said to support the Verizon iPhone. Other than that there doesn’t seem to be anything else to see despite coming in at 93.1MB on OSX and 48.05MB on…

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TDL Mobile Show 62

First up on this weeks show Jose, Jason and Sheldon look at the Motorola Atrix and ask if this is the start of a major shift in the mobile space? Equally exciting is news of the Playstation phone: but will it live up to all the hype and is it…

Podcast: The Digital Lifestyle Show No.290–This is not the home server you are looking for…

Back to our normal format this week, Garry and Andrew join me to talking about streaming TV, we share our post CES thoughts, talk about VLC updates, XBMC on Apple TV, Freeview HD with Windows Media Center and Android Tablets We also have the the results of the TDL Product…

The Digital Lifestyle Show No.290–This is not the home server you are looking for

Back to our normal format this week, Garry and Andrew join me to talking about streaming TV, we share our post CES thoughts, talk about VLC updates, XBMC on Apple TV, Freeview HD with Windows Media Center and Android Tablets We also have the the results of the TDL Product…

Building a Windows Media Center Set Top Box Install with Windows Embedded

Since seeing the great Windows Media Center solutions running on Windows Embedded at CES I wanted to have a look at what you could do with Windows Embedded. Last year Microsoft opened up the beta of Windows Embedded Standard Edition SP1 and so I downloaded a build to play with….

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Windows Home Server V1 Update Available UR2 KB981089

While we still wait for news on the next version of Windows Home Server there is an update out for Windows Home Server V1. Called Update Rollup 2 the update fixes eight issues and will be automatically installed if you have automatic updates enabled. You can read more on Microsoft’s…

Would We Choose Windows Media Center Again? – Part 1

Disclosure: We have a Sky World subscription with HD and a Sky+ HD box supplied and paid for by Sky as part of a 3 month customer feedback program. Introduction Let me start with a little history.  We have been Sky subscribers before and became early adopters when the Sky+…

Is it time for Microsoft to ditch Mediaroom and push forward with Media Center?

I was reading about Microsoft’s attempts to stop Tiva from importing set-top boxes and saw in Mary Jo Foley’s post she mentions that there is some kind tie-up between Windows Media Center and Mediaroom (Mediaroom is Microsoft’s platform for RV and video service providers) Last year at CES Microsoft showed…

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MCEBuddy 2.0 Reloaded

A couple of weeks ago I was bemoaning that Freeview HD recordings in Windows Media Center don’t covert with MCEBuddy one of my favourite application for converting TV files. The good news is that MCEBuddy 2.0 is on the way and it will work with h.264 files so it will…

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