The Media Center Show No.117 – Todd Bowra on Extenders

The Media Center Show No.117 – Todd Bowra on Extenders

By Ian Dixon (20.1mb 55mins 1sec)

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This week Todd Bowra from the Media Center team at Microsoft joins me to talk Windows Media Center Extenders. We talk about how to get the most out of Extenders, using the Xbox 360 as an extender and future Extender devices.

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Show Times:

00:58 Coming up this week
01:47 Email – using Orb as a software extender
03:56 One Voice LTB Q-Bean Wireless 2.0
05:19 Cassatools
06:11 TV Toolbox
06:59 What 3rd party apps do you use?
08:11 One Voice: Media Center CommunicatorDownload a free trial
09:44 Welcome to Todd
11:30 Extender Usage
12:28 What is an Extender
15:30 Can you use a Xbox 360 Core as an Extender?
17:54 Difference between Extenders
19:14 Network performance
21:46 HD content
22:50 Cablecard
26:05 Vista Media Center on the Xbox 360
30:19 Networking
32:33 Troubleshooting
34:18 Connecting a Extender to Vista
36:14 Managing your libraries on Media Center
39:00 Parental Controls
41:00 New Media Center Extender devices
42:00 Standalone Extenders
45:00 Divx on Media Center Extenders?
47:18 Audio devices
48:24 Software Extenders
51:28 Find out more informationTroubleshooting guide
52:17 Thanks to Todd
52:44 Send in your email
53:00 My book – Using Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center is still available

 

Links mentioned by Todd during the interview:

Microsoft top-level page for Media Center/MCX: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/mediacenter/default.mspx

Windows Vista firewall configuration: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/mediacenter/firewall.mspx

Windows XP firewall ports:
General: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/extender/setup/firewall/config.mspx Norton Personal Firewall: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/extender/setup/firewall/norton.mspx
McAfee: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/extender/setup/firewall/mcafee.mspx

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