Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Request Update

Any of you who made requests for the Xbox 360 HD DVD emulator last week should have received at least an initial email with further instructions on getting access to the emulator support site on http://connect.microsoft.com/, signing the end user licensing agreement (EULA), and obtaining the Xbox Live Marketplace token. Remember, there is an actual live,…

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Overwhelmed

Okay, so it turns out that offering the emulator for free was WAY more popular than we had anticipated.  Josh (Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Support Program Manager) is just a tad bit buried under all the emails right now, so please be patient with the delay while he sorts through the requests.  (And please don’t…

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Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator - Now Free

UPDATE 3/18: The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is no longer available.  For more information, please see: http://blogs.msdn.com/amyd/archive/2008/03/18/tokens-gone.aspx  The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is now available as a free download on Xbox Live Marketplace when you request a token at http://www.thisishddvd.com/emulator/.  Why is it free now? This decision was made in light of Toshiba’s recent announcement that they…

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No Regrets

Yesterday was some day, huh?  Even though rumors have been rampant for over a week now, it doesn’t make it any easier to hear.  Toshiba’s going to discontinue the HD DVD business.  It seems that’s all anyone’s been talking about.  Engadget ran a snarky article on what you can do with your HD DVD player.  You…

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Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Now Available

The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is now available!  The emulator is downloaded through Xbox LIVE Marketplace on your existing Xbox player.  The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator can run projects from an optical disc, an external USB drive, or from a network drive, and logs API calls, errors, warnings, and exceptions with time code…

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Exception Handling

An HD DVD player may throw exceptions during the execution of script, and if not caught will result in a player crash (showing an error code of 0x4094C00C on Toshiba or 0xC667000B on Xbox).  While it’s always a good idea to check conditions which could cause an exception to be thrown, an exception could still be…

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Error Codes, Toshiba Edition

If you know what an error code means, it can be immensely helpful in diagnosing the problem with your project. Below are some of the more common error codes found on Toshiba Players and their potential cause.  There is a similar post for Xbox HD DVD add-on error codes. Note: the contents of this post…

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Error Codes, Xbox Edition

If you know what an error code means, it can be immensely helpful in diagnosing the problem with your project.  Below are some of the more common error codes found on the Xbox HD DVD add on and their potential cause.  There is a similar post for Toshiba player error codes.  Note: the contents of…

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Advanced Subtitles

In HD DVD subtitling can be done via a subpicture stream or an Advanced Subtitle.  An advanced subtitle is very similar in structure to an advanced application.  It has a manifest, markup file, and font and is declared with its resources in the playlist.  But, an advanced subtitle has some unique characteristics as well.  The…

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HD DVD FAQs

General Why is Microsoft involved in HD DVD?Microsoft supports HD DVD because the mandatory player features such as persistent storage, picture-in-picture, and network connectivity lead to greater interactivity and a better, more consistent user experience.  Read more in the white paper available at ThisIsHDDVD.com: http://www.thisishddvd.com/Downloads/WhatIsHDDVD.pdfWhat is HDi?HDi is Microsoft’s implementation of advanced interactivity for HD DVD.  Players…

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