The Media Center Show No.101 – Orb’s Ian McCarthy

by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 20.8mb 1hour  33sec) – The RSS feed is HERE  Direct Download Link This week on the show Orb’s Ian McCarthy returns to the show to talk about using Orb to get your Media Center content on to a Wii and other devices, what Orb is…

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Big Screen Blog – Showtime Vista Media Center addin launched (US Only)

Nial points out a new Online Spotlight addin for the Vista edition of Windows Media Center. Showtime looks like a new Video on demand services. Nial tried to get it installed but as he is out side the US it would not work. He asks for US based blogger’s to…

The Media Center Show No.101 – Orb’s Ian McCarthy

by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 20.8mb 1hour  33sec) Direct Download Link [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070329_101.mp3[/mp3] This week on the show Orb’s Ian McCarthy returns to the show to talk about using Orb to get your Media Center content on to a Wii and other devices, what Orb is doing with Myspace and getting…

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Aaron Stebner’s WebLog : How to manually reset Digital Rights Management (DRM) in Windows Vista

Aaron Stebner has a tip on how to reset DRM on recorded TV files,  useful if you upgrade your Media Center PC and the content will no longer play. There is a solution for 32bit and 64bit systems Link to Aaron Stebner’s WebLog : How to manually reset Digital Rights Management…

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HP drops its Digital Entertainment Center (DEC) business

I read on CEpro (via a tip from listener Dave Snaith) that HP are pulling out of the Digital Entertainment Center business. CE Pro has the details but it looks like HP will not continue building there Media Center PC’s and instead focusing its own range of TVs with media…

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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…

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