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  • Blog Post: I meant… “Extenders for Windows Media Center” Me

    I joined the Media Center Extender team right at the tail end of development, and I’ve been nothing but impressed with the new Extenders. We are starting to see some press roll out as well: http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/06/microsoft-debuts-extenders-for-windows-media-center-adds-divx-a/ . Hm… divx...
  • Blog Post: Vista performance & tying up WMP loose ends

    I just read on Steve Rowe's blog about a performance update coming for file copy in Vista. This is great news - copying files has been pretty frustrating for me on Vista, and hopefully this makes it better. Also, wrapping up some loose ends, the WMP OCX Firefox Plug-in documentation was posted a while...
  • Blog Post: Geeking out with file sharing on Extender

    Normally I just have my main Media Center PC in the office that I use to keep all of my media content and I use my Extender to view it all in the living room on the TV. Since I’ve been testing the new Extenders at home though, and I don’t want to put test/beta bits on my main system (the wife-acceptance...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Player on Firefox

    Alright, you can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as I am actually posting a blog entry. The delayed posting I think is worth it: today we are releasing a new Firefox plug-in for WMP! We’ve been tracking the issues in the forums about WMP showing some odd aspect ratio issues, as well as other...
  • Blog Post: Video card anyone?

    The million dollar question these days seems to be what video card people should buy to watch high-definition video on Windows Vista. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve answered this question… well you get the point. So I’m just going to post this info and start pointing people here. Laptops don...
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