Remember the beta Windows Media Center gadget for Windows Sideshw that released back in July? (see the review on the gadget blog) well Microsoft have put out a Release Candidate of the gadget and It looks like it now supports Extenders. The updated version is on Microsoft Connect and the final version will be on the Microsoft gadget site.

A word of warning it is not compatible with the TV pack!

Windows Media Center TV Feature Pack 2008 Installation Error

Details from Microsoft:

Support for Media Center Extenders:
Extenders are now supported if you are using a SideShow device that can pre-enable the gadgets. The Ricavision Vave100 remote control is an example of a device that pre-enables the Media Center gadgets.
Try this with your Xbox 360 or other extender device and provide us with any feedback. Additional instructions have been added to the Installation Instructions page about using the gadgets with an extender.
Connect Site Links:
Installation Instructions
Gadget general information and known issues
Send Feedback
Want to write your own Gadget in Managed Code? It’s easy!
You can download and install our easy to use SDK, which includes templates for a gadget that integrate with Visual Studio (2005/2008 including express editions). You can build and run the template Gadget right out of the box giving you an easy place to start to tailor your own gadget. Download this today from Microsoft Download Center:
Windows SideShow Managed API 1.0 SDK

Have a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 phone?
Download and install Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview
Your feedback has greatly increased the quality of this release! Thank you so very much from our entire team for taking part in the Windows Media Center Gadgets for Windows SideShow Beta.
Thank you!
The Windows SideShow team

7 thoughts on “Release Candidate of Windows Media Center Gadgets for Windows SideShow (but not TV Pack)”
  1. Die “Media Center SideShow Gadgets” [LINK] sind endlich greifbar nah. Microsoft hat einen “Release Candidate” der Media Center SideShow Gadgets im Betatest freigegeben. Bis zur Veröffentlichung für jederman, ist es nun nicht mehr weit. Leider können Nu

  2. Will this work on the Momento Frame? It would be interesting having “Now Playing” being displayed without having the main TV on.

  3. @EZRyder I haven’t tried it but so far I have found on the Momento any gadget that needs a button press is no good

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