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New XBOX 360 Elite

As readers and listeners will know I love my Xbox 360. When I get chance I love to play Call of Duty 3 but my main use of it is an an Extender for Windows Media Center. One thing it does lack is a HDMI connection but Microsoft have addressed…

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New feature on the show "Ask Charlie Owen"

A new feature on The Media Center Show is a feature called "Ask Charlie Owen" where you can ask Microsoft’s Charlie Owen your burning Media Center questions. Charlie has recently started answering Windows Media Center questions on his blog and we will be running an audio version of this. Send…

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Charlie Owen on MCML Preview Tool (MCMLPad)

As Charlie Owen mentioned in the interview on The Media Center Show #100, the Platform team are updating the documentation for the Windows Media Center SDK (Software Development Kit) Charlie has started this with a blog post over on the Media Center Sandbox Blog. One of the most important tools when developing a MCML application…

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Softsled again!

One area of Media Center that will not go away is the demand for a software version of the Extender, for years a project was called Softsled was talked about but it never came to anything. A new site Softsled.net is trying to drum up interest in open source version…

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How to get your Media Center content on to a Wii and PS3 with Orb

Ok with getting Media Center content on to an Xbox 360 is easy, but what about a PS3 or a Wii? Orb have a 10 foot web based version of the Orb client and it will run on the Wii, which will run on the Opera browser on the Wii, so…

Sceneo VistaTV

Thanks to a Media Center show listeners that sent me a link to his German site for a product called Sceneo VistaTV. Using translation I worked out it looks like a DVB-T/C/S addin for Windows Media Center. In fact it looks like a replacement for Media Center own TV functions…

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100 Editions on The Media Center Show!

Back in March 2005 I was looking for more information on Windows Media Center, I had started blogging about Media Center and was looking for a podcast that talked about Windows Media Center. I couldn’t find one so I thought I would have a go at doing one myself. So…

The Media Center Show No.100 – Charlie Owen

by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 22.5mb 1hour 5mins 31sec) The RSS Feed for the show is HERE Direct Download Link Welcome to The Media Center Show #100! Joining me this week is Microsoft’s Charlie Owen. It’s great to get Charlie back on to the show, we will be discussing topics such as the Sports Lounge…

The Media Center Show No.100 – Charlie Owen (2007-03-15)

by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 22.5mb 1hour 5mins 31sec) Direct Download Link [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070322_100.mp3[/mp3] Welcome to The Media Center Show #100! Joining me this week is Microsoft’s Charlie Owen. It’s great to get Charlie back on to the show, we will be discussing topics such as the Sports Lounge in Windows Media Center, the sample applications…

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Windows Home Server – Knowledge and Documentation

My Windows Home Server is still going great, I haven’t had a monitor plugged in to it for weeks and I haven’t touched remote desktop either. The box just runs and I use the Windows Home Server Console to get at the features I need. On the Windows Home Server…

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