16.7ms in the life

A sample in the life of a Media Center developer

February, 2006

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    Tripod sings about romantic love

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    I saw this the other day... definitely worth a viewing. WARNING: If you have a girlfriend/wife/S.O. and you game a lot, you might want to put on headphones or suffer facial contortions and rolling eyes. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1329362959167995041&q...
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    Using exported DLL functions

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    Now and then it's necessary to use "private" or "internal-only" functions in DLLs that you did not write, don't have the source for, and/or cannot get public interfaces for. I recently had to do this again for a utility application, so I thought it would...
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    Captioning Support Sucks

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    Looking back at the bugs we've fixed over the last several months, we certainly have had a good share of captioning issues, especially with regards to the size of the codebase compared to the "video" code. Surprisingly, we don't hear from users a ton when captions don't work properly, but maybe that's because a minority of the users actually use them in the first place. I'm not usually so negative, but I'm just annoyed at captioning today. The following is a poorly thought-out rant on the subject. ......
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    DVB Guide issues - "cannot schedule recoding because guide data cannot be accessed"

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    We have been getting reports about Guide problems from DVB users across Europe and the world, hopefully in time for the next Rollup release (external date not yet announced, but should be late Q1 to early Q2). The problem typically manifests itself when...
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    A Brief History of ATSC in Media Center

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    In the beginning there was NTSC in Freestyle (Media Center 2002), and it was good. Media Center supported the #1 market and proved that computers could do a great job recording television, pausing Live TV, and organizing recordings. With support for one...
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    DISH Network & ATSC channels

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    I have been working on a fix for the ATSC channel number assignment issue currently impacting Rollup 2 users. The scenario is that if you have any channels in the 9000s (like DISH Network) and you have ATSC channels, they will get assigned numbers in...
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