Tag: media center

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…

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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…

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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…

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April 2006 Update Rollup for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Microsoft has released an April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  However, after applying the April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE2005), many encounter several issues, including: Component registration failed Some of the files needed to play radio or video are missing or corrupt. Media center component registration may have failed…

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Enable Multiple Remote Desktops in XP & MCE 2005 Simplified

Simplified (Tested Successfully) Note: Use Google to find the file. termsrv.dll – 215,552 bytes 5.1.2600.2055 (xpsp_sp2_beta1.031215-1745) Backup original termsrv.dll by renaming c:\windows\system32\dllcache\termsrv.dll to termsrv.dll.bak Copy termsrv.dll to c:\windows\system32\dllcache Copy termsrv.dll to c:\windows\system32\ Open Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and add the following dword values: Note: MaxInstanceCount can be adjusted to fit individual requirements. Reboot

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Enable Multiple Remote Desktops in XP & MCE 2005 Full

Restart your computer in Safe Mode Turn off/disable Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) and Terminal Services Right click My Computer and click Properties Click on the Remote tab at the top of the window UNCHECK the box next to, “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer“ Click OK Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services Find…

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Video Card Drivers not compatible with MCE 2005 #2

If the video card driver is outdated and no longer supported by the manufacturer, the following website offers tweaked drivers for gamers and enhusiasts. One such driver updated a 2001 driver to a modified 6/2006 driver and MCE 2005 functioned as it should. http://www.tweakforce.com Go to the downloads section.

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