Category: Media

Media Player – How to delete the database

The media library is outdated or the source is no longer available, you would want to delete all the files in the C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player. However, all but a couple of them remain, one being the likely rather large database. This was the situation on a Windows Vista workstation with SP2. To resolve this, go to your Services through Control Panel…

Read More »

How to get DVD Library to display on Xbox 360 media extender

Having setup the Xbox 360 as a media extender to Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center (VMC), I quickly noticed that the dashboard was slightly different and did not have the DVD Library that I had manually setup and is described in an earlier article that I had written. This article is a continuation of my earlier article and describes the…

Read More »

Create a DVD Library on VMC (Vista Media Center)

Windows Vista as a media center, better known among many as VMC offers promising capabilites. A one-stop place for all your music, television, recorded televsion, videos, pictures, and radio. You can even play DVDs, a manual process. A great feature that must be modified / added manaully is the DVD Library. The DVD Library icon is added to the VMC…

Read More »

Netflix Watch Now on Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is the only game system that instanly streams movies and television programs from Netflix. This feature is available to Xbox LIVE® Gold members who are also Netflix members and allows them to instantly watch movies streamed from Netflix via Xbox LIVE. According to xbox.com this is an exclusive partnership and the Xbox 360 will be the only…

Read More »

AVS DVD Player 2.4.4.144 minimized and repacked with INNO

AVS DVD Player is a compact and easy-to-use program that has a simple user-friendly interface allowing you to start watching DVD movies with no additional software. It is offered for FREE by Online Media Technologies Ltd. In many ways it is comparable to the more popular commercial products offered by Cyberlink PowerDVD or Corel’s WinDVD. This FREE download and application…

Read More »

Configure Sockso 1.1.1 Personal Media Server to use MySQL

Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server. It’s designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some mp3’s can get their friends listening to their music across the internet or intranet in seconds! Having tested the latest version 1.1.1, I have found that this application to be quite efficent and useful in it’s…

Read More »

myNetflix plugin to watchnow on Media Center

Netflix introduced the ability to watch videos online. This is a cumbersome process, especially for those who have grown used to using Media Center remote control and Windows Media Center. Everything in the Windows Media Center is pretty well organized and accessable through the Windows Media Center remote. However, the Netflix watchnow feature requires the user to close or minimize…

Read More »

Visual Basic Script to write M3U playlists

Several years ago, I came upon a script that would recursively traverse through a folder tree and create a M3U playlist for each folder respectively. I slightly modified the script to fit my requirements. This script will look for MP3 and WMA files and create a M3U file. For the desired results, put the script in the root folder of…

Read More »