PhotoStory 3 is released today

PhotoStory 3 is released today and the great news is that it’s free for verified Windows XP owners. Sean Alexander writes about some of the new features on his blog. I think using PhotoStory and MovieMaker together is a great combination to turn your photos and video into a compelling movie. I’ll have to write…

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DVD Burning with Movie Maker in Media Center 2005

I thought some of you might be interested in more details on how the Save to DVD option works in Movie Maker in Media Center 2005. ISV’s can register their programs so they appear in the list of applications available when the Save To DVD option is selected. There is now an article on MSDN…

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Intelligent Software

Most times I love what software can do and sometimes I just sit in wonder. Just the other day on one of my PC’s at home, up popped everyone’s friend the Desktop Cleanup Wizard. It offered to clean up my desktop. It was so polite, how could I refuse? It told me I had one…

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High Definition Movies Coming to the Internet

Cool story I happened to see on IMDB’s News page. CinemaNow said that they’re going to start making high-definition movies available for download using the Windows Media High Definition format.   I’ve used CinemaNow before to watch a movie using my Media Center PC connected to my TV and it worked very well, although the…

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Windows XP Media Center 2005 is launched

There are a lot of new features in this release, not least of which is Windows Movie Maker 2.1 with DVD Burning. I should point out that the web page does indicate that the DVD Burning features may vary manufacturer so that’s something to check first.   I know the first question will probably be…

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Hooray for Visa Enhancement Services

I bought a laptop back in December 2002. I didn’t opt for the extended warrantee as it wasn’t that cheap and typically once computers work they tend to be pretty reliable. One thing I didn’t counter for was that I would take the laptop to work in the morning, plug the cord from the power…

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MovieMaker Timeline Preview

The topic of video and especially photos on the timeline looking “blurry” in the preview window is a topic that is becoming increasingly popular on the newsgroups. Digital Cameras have a much higher resolution than video so you can be understandably concerned when these high resolution pictures are put on the timeline and then suddenly…

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