The theme of Windows Media Center development continues from last week’s episode into episode 262. Josh and Richard discuss the latest guest post from Mark Terborg who is asking for users to decide on the future of a potential plugin. Beats music service was supposed to launch with Windows Phone support, but it didn’t quite make it in. There’s a new solution to playing local video on the Xbox One, and some Reddit users pick up on our headset coverage for the Xbox One. Rumors of an update for Windows 8.1 swirl while SkyDrive gets a new name, and Microsoft has another record-breaking financial quarter. If you’re not listening live you’re missing a lot of fun, so make sure to join Josh and Richard for the live recording of episode 263 on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00pm ET!
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- How About a trakt Windows Media Center Plugin?
- Beats Music will launch on Windows Phone on Friday
- Xbox Local Video
- Microsoft’s Epic Deal?
- Xbox One Headset Adapter
- Xbox One Headsets on Display at CES 2014
- Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Update 1: Rumored release target is March 11
- Microsoft rechristens ‘SkyDrive’ as ‘OneDrive’
- Microsoft Earnings Illustrate Move to Devices and Services From Software
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Hey guys, great podcast. I wanted to comment on Richard’s music dilemma. I too am an iTunes
user for media. Partially because I have purchased a lot of content from iTunes but also
because I use a lot of macs. (iTunes on the mac isn’t perfect but it’s about a million times
better than iTunes on windows) I keep all of my CD rips on my windows home server and I use
a plugin called “iHomeServer” which does a great job of managing iTunes for a WHS user.
It gives you a number of features, but specifically to Richard’s situation it will “watch”
folder(s) of your choosing and automatically add that content into iTunes. So if you rip
a CD and copy that music into your “music” folder, for example, iHomeServer will notice
that new content and add it to iTunes. You can then play that music/content on other
devices around your house, assuming you have an Apple TV or are using iTunes home sharing,
It will also run iTunes as a service so you don’t need to be logged in to your WHS, which is nice. Basically if you’re using WHS and you need iTunes, iHomeServer makes the whole thing
much more palatable.