Dean Rowe's WebLog

Expression Encoder with little bits of MovieMaker and DVD Maker.

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    Learning to Fly

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    Saw this link on Mikehall's blog . It's a video teaching people how to fly in Halo 2 by using the sword. Pretty cool stuff and the video was made in Windows Movie Maker 2 too.
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    Intelligent Software

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    Most times I love what software can do and sometimes I just sit in wonder. Just the other day on one of my PC’s at home, up popped everyone’s friend the Desktop Cleanup Wizard . It offered to clean up my desktop. It was so polite, how could I refuse?...
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    DV Pass-through

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    DV pass-through is a feature that some DV cameras have which allow you to connect an analog signal to one of their inputs, and the camera will convert the signal to DV and output it to its DV port. This can be a nice way of capturing an analog signal...
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    Disappearing for a while

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    Just wanted to let you all know that I have to go back to England for a while for family reasons so I probably won't be making the new posts that I wanted to until I get back. I didn’t want you to think I’d disappeared completely. Cheers Dean.
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    Welcome Eric Gunnerson

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    Eric Gunnerson starts with the Movie Maker team today and I'd like to give him a warm welcome to our team. Eric is a long time blogger and brings with him lots of C# and C++ experience to the team. Welcome Eric.
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    Microsoft Soccer Scoreboard

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    (Also known as Microsoft Football Scoreboard if like me you weren’t born in the States) Link Every four years the World Cup comes around and this year I'm excited at the possibility of watching some of the matches in High Definition. This cool little...
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    Windows DVD Maker demonstrated in Billg's keynote at CES

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    It’s always cool to see something you’ve personally worked on being demonstrated to a bunch of people and I guess it doesn’t get much bigger than the keynote at CES. You can watch the keynote on demand at the following link http://www.microsoft.com...
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    Xbox 360 launch titles announced

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    They’ve finally announced the list of titles that will be available for the Xbox 360 launch. I was looking forward to Ghost Recon but as that got delayed; Kameo appears to be the new contender for top title that I’m looking forward to. I keep hearing...
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    Happy Pi Day

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    Tomorrow is 3/14 in the USA date format, so happy Pi day to everyone.
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    Microsoft Expression Media Encoder Preview now available

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    You can now download the free trial preview of the Expression Media Encoder. We still have a bunch more work to do, but you can try what's available at the moment, and please use the newsgroup to give us your feedback. Link to Microsoft Expression...
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    It's alive

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    The Expression Encoder team blog is now live. Watch for more content coming over the next weeks. http://blogs.msdn.com/expressionencoder/
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    Windows DVD Maker Command Line Options

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    As well as the SDK , which you can use to build your own custom DVD menus, you can control which media is loaded upon startup and even get the burn to start automatically if desired. Eric has just written a post detailing how this can be done.
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    Expression Media Encoder Demo

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    Just spotted that the Channel 9 video of James demoing Expression Media Encoder is now up. Here's the Link
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    Metadata

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    When encoding files using the Expression Encoder SDK, you may find there are times when you want to examine the current metadata and/or change the metadata on the file you’re creating. Let’s say you want to go through all the metadata items on an item...
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    Coming Soon: Expression Encoder 3

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    James has just updated the Expression Encoder blog with details of Expression Encoder 3. The product that has been keeping us busy for a while now. Once it’s out I’ll try to post a little bit more than I have in the past :-) Link
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    Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 is now available for download

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    Check out the details on the Expression Encoder blog. Download it and tell us what you think. Link
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    What’s New in the Expression Encoder 3 SDK?

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    Just posted a little article talking about the Expression Encoder 3 SDK over on the Expression Encoder team blog. Link
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    Expression Encoder 3 Visual Basic Samples

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    We shipped Expression Encoder 3 with a bunch of samples that demonstrated various aspects of the Expression Encoder 3 SDK. Some of them were shipped as C# only. Thanks to some good folks in Visual Studio these are now available in Visual Basic in the...
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