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View Article  BBC and Microsoft join farces, sorry i mean forces
BBC director general Mark Thompson and Microsoft's Bill Gates have signed an agreement to work on exploring opportunities for the delivery and consumption of BBC content.

The plans include an online archive, and radically overhauled website and other ways to share online content in the future.

Thompson said the BBC needed to forge strategic partnerships with technology companies for the benefit of licence payers. Highfield added that Microsoft was a key supplier to the BBC and that it was a gateway to audiences through web services such as MSN and Windows Live Messenger and hardware such as Xbox and Windows Media Center.

He added: "The BBC needs to work with all players in this space to make sure our content is enjoyed by the widest possible audience, without them having to come to bbc.co.uk to find it."

Areas of potential collaboration include search and navigation, distribution and content enablement. Any actual procurements of new technology or launch of new services by the BBC would be subject to regulatory approval.

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But as a license payer does that mean I'm paying for everyone to see it around the world, where is the added value for me?

View Article  Thank god for that. Ricky Gervais shuts his mouth for once
Ricky Gervais is to quit producing podcasts joking he had to "knock it on the head before everyone hates us. I was trying something out. I wanted to see if I could cut out the middle man and make podcasting a commercial concern."
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Sorry Ricky everyone hates you already...stopping podcast isn't going to change that.


View Article  Microsoft's Zune will not play protected Windows Media Audio
EFF says Microsoft's Zune will not play protected Windows Media Audio and Video purchased or "rented" from Napster 2.0, Rhapsody, Yahoo! Unlimited, Movielink, Cinemanow, or any other online media service.

 It seems that all of the 'PlaysforSure' media that has been sold and is currently being sold will not play on the Zune. In addition, Microsoft has now advocated violating the DMCA in order to transfer files to the player. Microsoft Zune architect J Allard was quoted as saying there's 'Lots of DVD ripping software out there that encodes to those formats, so the most popular formats out there, whether it's MPEG-4 or H.264, we'll support those.'"

full article http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004910.php
View Article  Fancy a XBOX 360 portable.

Ben Heckendorn has re-configured his console into a laptop form-factor. With a resolution of 1,280 x 720, it's HD ready. Portable XBOX 360.

pictures: http://benheck.com/Games/Xbox360/x360_page_5.htm

View Article  BT launches YouTube service with a podcast twist
BT has unveiled plans to launch a podcasting site. It has teamed up with the Podshow Network. UK version ...   more »
View Article  Mitsubishi announces 1920x1080 projectors for home-use
Can I have one for christmas.... hc5000

http://global.mitsubishielectric.com/bu/projectors/products/homeuse/hc5000/index_b.html

with a price of  below ¬£2000


View Article  Tuner not found in Media Centre 2005


Last night I got Tuner Not Found error messages when trying to view and TV in Media Center 2005. This was after installing and windows express update. I looked at the update and it had installed .Net 2.0 for some reason it had turned off some services and now wouldn't restart them without an error message I used the following steps to fix these services, and once I did this, live TV started working again in Media Center 2005 with Update Rollup 2.  

  1. Click on the Start menu, choose Run and type cmd, cut and paste each line and hit return after each line.
regsvr32.exe atl.dll
%windir%\ehome\ehrecvr.exe /unregServer
%windir%\ehome\ehsched.exe /unregServer
%windir%\ehome\ehrecvr.exe /service
%windir%\ehome\ehsched.exe /service