The Media Center Show No.103 – Francis Hogle (2007-04-11)

By Ian Dixon (MP3 18.1mb  52min 45sec) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070412_103.mp3[/mp3] This week on the show Francis Hogle Development Manager for Windows Media Center joins me to talk about Windows Media Center and how its progressed over the last five years and especially for developers. I…

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Blogs You Should Know – AndyVT and his most excellent network recording utility

All I can say about this blog from the creator of the DVRMS Toolbox and particularly this entry – is ‘awesome’.

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Getting High-Performance Audio from Media Center

CE Pro have a great article on getting HD audio out of a Media Center PC, this is from a presentation that Scott Varner of Niveus Media presented at EHX It highlights the various connection types and options , an interesting read CE Pro – Getting High-Performance Audio from Media Center  …

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Get Windows Movie Maker running on a Vista UMPC

One thing I noticed doesn’t work on my Sanmsung Q1 UMPC running Vista is Windows Movie Maker. While I don’t expect to be doing major movie edits on the UMPC it is handy to be able to do a quick edit on a video podcast. When you try to launch it you get a message:…

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Software Development Kit for Windows Home Server

Something I have been waiting for since I got my Windows Home Server setup is the SDK (Software Development Kit) The possibilities with an always on connected device are endless and just as I loved playing with the Windows Media Center SDK I am going enjoy playing with this I…

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The Digital Lifestyle Video Show No.3 – UMPC

Get the RSS feed for the video show here  I recently got hold of a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC and have been impressed by its media capabilities. So I have made a short video looking at three different options for consuming media on the UMPC. First up is the Origami Experience, a program…

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Charlie Owen on High Contrast Settings in Media Center

Charlie Owen continues his excellent Mailbag feature, and this week its on the High Contrast settings for the visually impaired. I would have thought that Media Center is good in that respect anyway with the big UI and clear text, but as Charlie points out there are some High Contrast…

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The Digital Lifestyle Video Show No.3 – UMPC

I recently got hold of a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC and have been impressed by its media capabilities. So I have made a short video looking at three different options for consuming media on the UMPC. First up is the Origami Experience, a program by Microsoft designed for the UMPC form factor, then…

The Media Center Show No.102 – Bryan Socha on Decoders

By Ian Dixon (MP3 21.0mb 1Hour 1min 11sec) Direct Download Link This week Microsoft MVP Bryan Socha joins be to talk about codecs also know as DVD decoders or just Decoders. These are the mysterious pieces of software that enables Windows to play different formats of media content such as…

The Media Center Show No.102 – Bryan Socha on Decoders

By Ian Dixon (MP3 21.0mb 1Hour 1min 11sec) Direct Download Link [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070405_102.mp3[/mp3] This week Microsoft MVP Bryan Socha joins be to talk about codecs also know as DVD decoders or just Decoders. These are the mysterious pieces of software that enables Windows to play different formats of media content such…

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