Windows Cardspace Meets Vista Media Center

It’s again time to post a new blog entry. This time I thought it may be interesting to see how Windows Cardspace can be used together with applications built on top of the Media Center Presentation Layer (WMCPL). So and why do I think that Cardspace can be of very good use especially in a…

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Smart Enconding Enables Content Reuse

As I work with many customers from the media and entertainment sector which naturally have a high affinity to Windows Media Center and Silverlight technologies I’m frequently asked the question on where the overlaps are between Media Center and Silverlight when it comes to supported Video and Audio formats. And this question is obvious as…

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Checking For Installed Media Center Applications From MCML

With the new Windows Media Center Presentation Layer (WMCPL) programming model it becomes easy to create rich and interactive media center experiences. While WMCPL supports an online only deployment and delivery model namely Windows Media Center Presentation Layer Web Applications many applications will still need to have code artefacts installed locally on the client machine. This…


Media Center@Vista – Let’s Unite What’s Been Separated

One great thing about most of today’s presentation layer technologies is that they not only support but sometimes even enforce a separation of application logic and the view. This is also true for the new Media Center presentation layer language called Media Center Markup Language (MCML) coming with Media Center on Windows Vista. It is a…

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TV Broadcast & Custom Media Center Applications

With the upcoming release of Windows Vista there is also a new version of Windows Media Center to be released. When it comes to developing custom applications for Vista Media Center you now, maybe unfortunately, have a choice of technology. While the only option within Windows XP Media Center Edition was to use DHTML and JScript you can now develop your applications either as…

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