Create Mixed Audio and Video Playlists with the Super Playlists Add-in on Windows Media Center

Super Playlist WMC Add-inThrowing a party any time soon? You may want to practice your music and video mixing skills. A new add-in for Windows Media Center called Super Playlists lets you easily mix audio with video or just create playlists with one or the other media type. Judging by the bug list posted at MadeforMediaCenter.com, you may [...]

Giada Ultra MiniPC DN2301 Brings the Power of Intel Core i5 to the Living Room

Giada Ultra MiniPC DN2301If you haven't been satisfied with the current crop of Intel Atom-based nettop HTPCs, have a look at the $675 Giada Ultra MiniPC DN2301. It sports an Intel Core i5 dual-core (4 threads) CULV processor, 2GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, NVIDIA ION graphics, Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW (Blu-ray option available), Wi-Fi, HDMI, eSATA, USB 3.0, and [...]

Unofficial Ceton InfiniTV Status Media Center Add-in Released

InfiniTV Status Add-in ScreenshotIf you're interested in keeping tabs on the status of your quad-tuner Ceton InfinitTV 4 card, you may want to download this nifty add-in created by Josh Pollard at DMZ called InfiniTV Status [ZIP]. It essentially provides all the data Ceton's InfiniTV diagnostic web page offers, but through Windows Media Center's UI. The add-in details [...]

New Xtreamer Ultra Media Streamer / HTPC Set to Debut at CeBIT 2011

Xtreamer UltraWhy settle for a high-powered media streamer like the Boxee Box when you can get one that can double as an HTPC as well? Well, that's what Xtreamer is looking to offer with its new mini-ITX Xtreamer Ultra product, set to debut at CeBIT next month. The Xtreamer Ultra is an "aggressively priced" media streamer [...]

Vodafone Webbox Brings the Internet to the TV

Vodafone WebboxHat tip to Vodafone for such a novel idea that can possibly change the lives of those living in emerging markets. The company has just announced a new keyboard PC that connects directly to a standard TV via RCA cables. The Internet connection is piped in over the air using a pre-paid mobile SIM card [...]

ZOTAC Rolls Out the AMD E-350 ‘APU’ Toting ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 HTPC

ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03ZOTAC is announcing a new AMD-powered version of their popular ZBOX HTPC. The ADO3 features AMD's latest dual-core 1.6Ghz + 500Mhz Radeon HD 6310 graphics "APU" SoC processor, which supports DirectX 11 3D, 1080p video, Blu-ray playback, and Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio over HDMI. As you can see it's no slouch. Like the [...]

‘My Movies for iPad’ Gets a YouTube Demo by the Developer

My Movies for iPad DemoNothing showcases an app better than a video demo. Attached here is a video created by Brian Binnerup, the developer of My Movies for iPad [iTunes App Store]. He'll show you how you can use an iPad to control/serve multiple host PCs and media center extenders with DVD & Blu-ray movie content throughout the home [...]

Control Windows Media Center’s Music Library via Windows Phone 7 with Remotive

Remotive ScreenshotsIf you've been looking for a way to easily control your PC's music collection with your new Windows Phone 7 handset, have a look at the Remotive app [Zune Link] created by Sharkfist Software. The $1.99 app allows you to remotely navigate your music collection on your Windows Media Center PC (requires the installation of [...]