16.7ms in the life

A sample in the life of a Media Center developer

October, 2005

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    Visual Studio 2005 Shipping on my Birthday

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    You know I'm a geek when something like that gives me even a little bit of a thrill. November 7th... not just an election day or my birthday, but also the VS2005 public ship day. ^_^. I'm installing it now on my primary and backup dev boxes at work now...
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    Recording over 1394 (Firewire) in Media Center

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    There has been some recent effort to pry open the 1394 interface in various STBs (set-top boxes), most notably that of timmmoore's STB package that goes to extraordinary lengths to hook into Media Center's experience. The state of the world today, at...
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    The procedure entry point GetRequestedRuntimeVersion could not be located in the dynamic link library mscoree.dll

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    Symptoms Aaron Stebner blogged this a few days ago, but some folks are still running into it, so I'll speak to it a bit. If you get an error dialog with the message " The procedure entry point GetRequestedRuntimeVersion could not be located in the...
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    MceRepair 0.2

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    I've posted an update to MceRepair at http://www.pegasi.com/MceRepair_0.2.zip , which adds additional error logging in case of problems. If you tried 0.1 and it failed, 0.2 may work for you. If not, at least you will have more complete information with...
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    DRM Business Rules in Rollup 2

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    To clarify the somewhat vague statement I made about "business rules" for DRM changing in Emerald (Rollup 2), the changes were to include the new COPP (Certified Output Protection Protocol) support in the release and to support the new version of the...
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    Anonymous comments enabled

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    I guess no matter how many hours I stare at a monitor every day, in some things I'm still a noob. I was *wondering* why no one was commenting on my posts! ^_^
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    Tool to set your EPG download time

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    After all that about QWORDs in the registry from managed code, I went ahead and just finished a small application that allows you to edit the time that MCE goes out to download guide updates. You can get from http://www.pegasi.com/MceDlTimeEditor_0...
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    Getting a QWORD from the registry using C# and P/Invoke

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    From time to time you need to use really, really big numbers, like when describing, say, the time of day you need to download a certain set of data from remote servers. Well, you probably don't need that much granularity in the time, but that's what MCE...
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    DRM in MCE Rollup 2

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    I was posting to TheGreenButton.com and thought I'd save myself typing the same thing again, since it's good info, even if I am restating/repackaging existing opinion. The following is a response to people who thought for some reason that Rollup 2 was...
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    PC Video Outputs

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    I am seeing a pattern of confusion regarding S-Video and video resolutions with a lot of users in the community, so this posting is for those of you asking things like "why can't I get HD over S-Video" or similar questions. If you want anything above...
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    MceRepair 0.1 (alpha)

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    Having gotten a little fed up with manually re-registering MCE files when MedCtrRO.exe fails, I have created a new command-line utility to automate the task. MceRepair.exe will: Repair the ACLs to get COM+ Services working again ( see KB909444...
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    Dealing with the COM+ Patch

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    Last week the COM+ folks released a critical update that has some unfortunate side-effects for people who have tinkered with the ACLs (security permissions) on their drives. Since Microsoft has been beating the security drum for several years now, the...
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    Update Rollup KB908250 for Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

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    We finally shipped the Rollup QFE, which fixes some ugly issues with Rollup 2, especially in countries with DVB-T service. If you're using DVB-T and Media Center, you really want this update . If you have DVB-T service and got the "scrambled guide...
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