June 2011

Over a year ago I put together a quick guide on how to set up Bitstreaming HD Audio using FFDShow. At the time FFDShow was really the only game in town for bitstreaming HD Audio from a PC, but slowly over the past year things have evolved and more solutions have come about. One solution […]

A developer named Louis who goes by the forum name “lpn” has notified me that he has a working driver and service for the MediaSmart Server to allow the LEDs to function under Windows Home Server 2011. So far the driver is not packaged as an Add-In, and only supports a limited number of hardware […]

Microsoft has announced the beta release of a new troubleshooting tool that is designed to aid Microsoft in the debug of any issues encountered in Windows Home Server 2011, Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. The Windows Home and Small Business Server Team is happy to announce the Windows […]

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Drive Bender Beta 4 Lands

by Damian on June 21, 2011 · 7 comments

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Drive Bender, the DE Replacement Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011, has just released their beta 4 version. A full list of changes can be seen below: Drive Bender beta 4 has finally landed. This is a monumental release as it represents the last major beta version. From here there will be a number of […]

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SageTV Acquired By Google

by Damian on June 18, 2011 · 9 comments

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Some news was just announced on SageTV’s website that came as a bit of a surprise: We’re thrilled to announce that SageTV has been acquired by Google. Since 2002, we’ve worked to change the TV viewing experience by building cutting-edge software and technology that allows you to create and control your media center from multiple […]

My Movies has just made available their final pre release to download. All downloads can be found here. Also, for more information on My Movies feel free to check out our latest writeups here. My Movies for Windows Media Center and My Movies Collection Management 4.01 Pre Release 5 Added: Option to include an evidence […]

Microsoft has announced the release of a public beta of their Windows Phone 7 Add-In that we first saw demonstrated at CES this year. The Add-In provides server management capabilities as well as streaming of music, photos and video, and the ability to upload pictures. The Add-In consists of two parts, a Windows Phone app […]

When it comes to controlling a media player, my money is still on using a solid universal remote (such as the Logitech Harmony line or others). However, as more and more media players integrate the online experience, the typical remote doesn’t quite cut it for navigating around. Most people don’t want to have a monster […]

Replacing the CPU is a common upgrade for those that want to increase the performance of their MediaSmart Server, however there is sometimes risk involved with the upgrade and some users have “bricked” their server in the process. Christian Johnson of Maplegrove Partners has been in touch to let us know that he has published […]

Two months ago D-Link announced the release of the D-Link DCS-932L Day/Night Network Camera. Setting up some network cameras in my house has been on my ever growing to do list, and thanks to D-Link for providing me the DCS-932L to review, I finally had the chance to test out. Let’s take a closer look […]