EMUCenter 0.5.0

Steven Harding has released a new version of EMUCenter. EMUCenter lets you launch your classic games from your Media Center using Arcade emulators such as MAME. So if you like your arcade games download from his new community site Developers should checkout Steven’s Developer blog for some background on how…

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MVP Developers Impressed with Media Center

Yesterday I attended an open day for MVPs at Microsoft’s Reading Office. As well as having presentations from Microsoft employees on various technologies (Silverlight was a highlight for me) there were presentations by other MVPs. Andrew Cherry (interviewed on show 120) presented an introduction in to developing Media Center applications…

The Media Center Show No.128 – mControl 2.0

By Ian Dixon (17mb 49mins 30sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Ted Singh from Embedded Automation returns to the show to talk about mControl 2.0, a home automation package written for Vista Media Center. We…

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Refresh Rates in Windows Media Center

In this weeks Media Center Show I will have a couple of emails on refresh rates and Windows Media Center, so I wanted to create a discussion on refresh rates. In the show (out Thursday 18th) one mailer from Sweden asked about a way of automatically switching Vista to the…

Niveus Media Center Companion Review

Niveus Media Center Companion software is something I have been waiting for since I got my Samsung Q1 UMPC. At first the companion software looks like a remote control solution for Media Center but it is more that that. You install the server part of the package on your Media…

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Niveus Media Center Companion – Beta Download

Niveus have opened up a beta of their Companion software. This is a package for controlling your Media Center PC from another PC, eg UMPC. So far this has only been available to Niveus customers. I am downloading now and will have a play Niveus Media Center Companion™ software is…

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PowerPlaylist Sample Application Now Available on CodePlex.com

Charlie Owen has posted a neat addin for Media Center called PowerPlaylist. This sample application adds a custom Start Menu strip to Media Center and each title represents an audio and slideshow combination. Great if your in the mood  for some music and with one button it will kick off…

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The Windows Experience Blog on Internet TV Beta

Yesterday I was commenting on the Internet TV Beta launch and asked readers for their thoughts on it. Brandon LeBlanc commented on the my blog that he had reviewed Internet TV on his Windows Experience Blog. He has a look at the new beta, and he details some of the…

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Roundup of the Extender News

Just finished watching Joe Belfiore keynote from DigitalLife and most of the news from that has been published already. It was good to see the hardware Extenders in use, but it seems like the price point may be an issue for some people If you have a HP MediaSmart TV…

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Internet TV for Media Center

Seeing as I won’t be getting Microsoft’s Internet TV anytime now as it’s US only I watched Joe Belfiore keynote with interest when he demonstrated the new service. It goes live for USA users tomorrow morning (Friday) and judging it by the demo it looks a nice service that adds…