Installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 will upgrade Media Center to Media Center 2004

If you’ve got a Media Center PC running the first version of Media Center and didn’t get an upgrade to Media Center 2004 then don’t worry.  When you install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP you’ll be upgraded to Media Center 2004. See here for more info. If you want to get an early look…


Curious about which version of Media Center you have?

When the subject of which version of Media Center someone is running there is often some confusion – this is because the version of the Media Center software and the Windows XP version are different.  To identify the version of Media Center you are running do the following:Start Media CenterOn the start page scroll down…


New Media Center Online Spotlight application - ESPN Motion

If you haven’t visited Online Spotlight on your Media Center recently, there’s a new reason to – ESPN Motion.  It’s in the News/Sports section and delivers video highlights of recent sports.  There’s a small download and install required so it can download video clips in the background, once you’ve got that installed new videos get…


Question answer - MCL file associations

I was asked about the MCL files that Media Center uses and why the standard “Windows doesn’t know what to do with this file” message can be displayed when trying to run one directly.  This can happen when trying to open a MCL from the run dialog on the start menu or from a command…


Random Media Center Tip

If you press the record button once while selecting a program in the guide, the program will be recorded.  If you press the record button twice the series will be recorded.  If you press the record button three times the series recording will be canceled.