Entertainment 2.0: Episode 46-We Still Love You Europe

Sep 18, 2009 by

Ent20logo2 Back again and now that CEDIA is finally over we can talk about some of the other news that came out of the expo.  We can’t really call this part 2 of the CEDIA series since we’re saving that title for a special show.  A lot of what we discuss continues to focus on CableCard but again, there was some other good news last week and you’ll find the links below.

Once again, our listeners haven’t disappointed us with responding.  We had a lot of great comments and email that we get to share this week.  Keep them coming!  You can also always call and leave a voicemail-1-877-856-4933.

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  • andyvt

    DVR-MS files can be edited natively using the RecComp object, but that solution does not work for WTV files which is the blocking issue for applications like LifeExtender.

    I'm hoping to apply the same DirectShow based editing method using in recent versions of DTB to WTV files, but timestamps have been an issue with WTV->WTV editing. It should be possible to do edits while doing a WTV->MKV container swap then stream the MKV back into WTV, but haven't had a chance to test it out.

  • alton987

    Media Center = Solitaire.

    I think the idea of breaking off Media Center from the OS would mean a quick death for Media Center. Media Center is a feature of the OS so its value is not exact. I’m sure MS has a reasonable costbenefit model when it comes to how much value Media Center adds to Windows 7. If you run Media Center as an independent business unit it would have a very cut and dry P&L statement. Does anyone really think the Media Center community is big enough to support it as a standalone unit? Just as solitaire is included in Windows, it could also never survive as a standalone product.

    That’s why I believe the Media Center vs SageTV is an apple to oranges debate. You are comparing a small dedicated product ran by a small company to a feature add on for a major OS.

    I used to be angry about why hasn’t MS done this or added this feature to Media Center. Then I realized 3 things.
    1. It’s a value add (aka Solitaire), I should not expect monthly updates and new features.
    2. It an awesome add on that adds incredible value for me to Windows 7 and it’s included for free with Windows 7.
    3. If I ever want monthly updates or bleeding edge feature I’ll just get SageTV.

  • Alton

    Media Center = Solitaire.

    I think the idea of breaking off Media Center from the OS would mean a quick death for Media Center. Media Center is a feature of the OS so its value is not exact. I’m sure MS has a reasonable costbenefit model when it comes to how much value Media Center adds to Windows 7. If you run Media Center as an independent business unit it would have a very cut and dry P&L statement. Does anyone really think the Media Center community is big enough to support it as a standalone unit? Just as solitaire is included in Windows, it could also never survive as a standalone product.

    That’s why I believe the Media Center vs SageTV is an apple to oranges debate. You are comparing a small dedicated product ran by a small company to a feature add on for a major OS.

    I used to be angry about why hasn’t MS done this or added this feature to Media Center. Then I realized 3 things.
    1. It’s a value add (aka Solitaire), I should not expect monthly updates and new features.
    2. It an awesome add on that adds incredible value for me to Windows 7 and it’s included for free with Windows 7.
    3. If I ever want monthly updates or bleeding edge features I’ll just get SageTV.