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Ask Charlie Owen your Media Center Questions

In preparation for show #100 I was talking to Microsoft’s (and all round top man!) Charlie Owen about blogging and Charlie said he was going look at doing some Media Center content on his blog and it looks like he has kicked it off already. If you want to ask Charlie a…

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The Digital Lifestyle Video Show No.2 – Windows Home Server (Part 2)

Over on TheDigitalLifestyle.com I have posted part two of my look at Windows Home Server, In part one I looked at the Windows Home Server console and this week I am looking at restoring a file from a backup, the web based user interface and remote access functions. For more…

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The Digital Lifestyle Video Show No.2 – Windows Home Server (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 This is part two of my look at Windows Home Server. In part one I looked at the Windows Home Server console and this week I am looking at restoring a file from a backup, the web based user interface and remote access functions. For more…

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MCEMailbox

Another Media Center application I seemed to have missed. MCEMail is a Vista Media Center application that checks pop3 and secure POP3 mail boxes and notifies you when mail arrives. Developed by MVP Anthony Park (the developer behind MCEBrowser) the source code is hosted on Codeplex. Anthony will be a…

Send in email for The Media Center Show No.100

In two week The Media Center Show will reach show #100 and I would love to read out your email message on the show. Any message will do (keep it clean!) but in particular I would like to hear how Media Center has changed how your interaction with your digital media.  Has it…

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Try One Voice’s Media Center Communicator for free!

Media Center Communicator is a great way to control your Media Center PC just by voice. I have been using it on my PC for a while now and love it. There was one thing that didn’t work for me, I use the Xbox 360 as an extender and couldn’t…

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US Daylight savings time updates

Garry (who is unable to post at the moment) wanted to remind readers in the USA to make sure that your XP Media Center PCs are patched up with the latest Daylight savings time updates http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928388 So make sure your patched up!

The Media Center Show No.98 – Vidabox

The Media Center Show #98 – Vidabox by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 17.3mb  50mins 25sec) Direct Download Link This week I talk to Steven Cheung of Vidabox looking at their dual HD Systems and talking about the pros and cons of HD-DVD and Blu-ray I also have email,news items, forums posts…

Music thumbnails in Windows Media Center

Since upgrading to Vista, something has been bugging me when playing music. The problem is album art. I am using a 50" LCD and the album art looks very low res, I told myself I would look in to why the image quality looks so poor but I never got…

The Media Center Show No.98 2007-03-08 – Vidabox

by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 17.3mb  50mins 25sec) Direct Download Link [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070308_098.mp3[/mp3] This week I talk to Steven Cheung of Vidabox looking at their dual HD Systems and talking about the pros and cons of HD-DVD and Blu-ray I also have email,news items, forums posts and the first winners of the…

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