Sean Alexander

Thoughts are actions in rehearsal

 A few days ago, I updated my LiveID credentials and noticed no matter what I entered into Windows Live Mesh, I couldn’t log in on my Windows 7 systems.  Through some trial and error, I discovered the reason: I had enabled remote streaming in Windows Media Player which uses a new feature called “Link Online …

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While Windows Live Movie Maker has many redeeming qualities, the simplification of the experience also meant the team hid the ability to access media such as movie clips off a network drive.  Turns out, this can be a major contributor to project crashes and issues if you’re trying to share over weak wireless networks.  This …

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Mike Garcen of MissingRemote has a good article about integrating the new Hulu Desktop application with Windows Media Center.  Thanks to support for appropriate WMC keymappings and a little XML ingenuity, you can directly launch and navigate the Hulu app from within Windows Media Center.  I’ve confirmed this works (mostly) with Windows 7 as well, though …

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