November 2009

Back in May I wrote about what I found to be a significant flaw with Windows Home Server, the fact that the Backup Software automatically excludes any folder named “temp” with no way for the user to add these folders back in or to even know that they would be excluded. I felt the pain […]

Following yesterdays release of Power Pack 3, Microsoft have also refreshed the Release Documentation for Windows Home Server. These are generally good reference documents that cover specific details about the “good, the bad and the ugly”. Looking at the “good”, as well as some of the new features we posted about previously we have a […]

Power Pack 3 has now been released to Windows Update and can be installed by clicking on the Settings Tab in the Windows Home Server Console, then Update Now. Note: If you installed the beta, you must run the uninstall.cmd first. Your server will reboot when the uninstall is completed and also when PP3 is […]

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Xtreamer Media Player Unboxing

by Damian on November 19, 2009 · 20 comments

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 Over the past few months I have had a chance to test out a few media players, namely the Popcorn Hour C-200 and Myka 250. Well, it is time for another media player review, and of course the obligatory unboxing. I just finished setting up my Dad with an EX495 and he was interested in […]

We had our first look at Power Pack 3 for Windows Home Server way back in mid-July when Microsoft announced the Power Pack and opened up a public beta. The Power Pack has been through a ton of testing since then, and today Microsoft is announcing that Power Pack 3 will be available in all […]

One common complaint amongst us HTPC users is somewhat unreliable playback of flash videos such as from sites like Hulu. This is due to Flash not supporting hardware acceleration and being too much for underpowered CPUs to handle. Well, looks like we have some great news, Adobe has just released Flash 10.1 which promises to support […]

Let’s start off with a show of hands (or better yet Comments) – How many of you serve as the Tech Support person for your family and friends? A recent Slashdot article opened this topic and asked what people do to make the job easier. The responses varied, and the more popular ones I read […]

If you stream from your WHS  to any media player via smb (such at the Popcorn Hour or Myka) you know that one of the biggest PITAs is that you can only mount 1 share at a time. What this means is that if you store all your media in the respective WHS shared folders […]

Forum member “festiva” has posted about his experience setting up a touchscreen display to work with his MediaSmart Server LX195. The display is mounted on the wall near outside the closet that houses the LX195. Here is festiva’s description of the project. I have successfully installed a Lilliput 7″ touchscreen monitor directly to my LX195. […]

A few weeks ago I had a chance to review MyMovies3, a popular video management add in for WMC. Today I will take a look at  the latest Media Browser release (codename Phoenix), another popular video management add in for WMC. Before installing Media Browser you want to make sure that your media collection is set up […]