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A new status icon sits in the tray with information about updates to Windows Media Center.
The new “About” screen. This is the version number described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article here:
Definitely running the Fiji TV Pack then.
The familiar scene of the main screen. No changes here either.
Well, that’s me screwed then. Looks like there’s no content for non-US citizens.
If you look carefully at the whispy wavey lines in the background…
…you can see them move…
…undulating and wobbling up and down, side to side…
…as the track moves its way through the song…
…something to keep you occupied for a while I guess.
There must be some update going on – the Olympics applet wasn’t there a week ago.
There’s no change to the picture media either – you can still browse your images from the folders you’ve selected.
Printing from MCE is something I’ve particularly enjoyed, especially when it works.
Synchronising your files and media works a treat, especially if you work on multiple computers – regardless of whether they have MCE capability or not.
Microsoft publicising the use of Media Center Extenders…
…is certainly useful for those who don’t understand or know about the power of the Media Center in the home…
…but makes for painful watching as the cheesy cartoon garbles on about Microsoft and how fantastic they are at everything.
Considering everything that MCE and Fiji is and has, it uses just under 50MB of memory space, which for a Microsoft product of this complex nature is nothing short of a miracle.
Make sure you check out the CPU usage at the bottom of the Task Manager though 😉