Updateing Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 for Xbox 360 Media Extender use…


Some days ago I had an adventure with the current Windows XP Media Center 2005. I had to update the freshly installed MCE2005 to make it work with my Xbox 360. And because I wanted to play a bit with VMWares movie recording functionality I made some movies of the adventure:



updateing the MCE pt.1



updateing the MCE pt.2


hahar, it’s working!!


enjoy the movies… more of this with more interesting content is scheduled for the next week.

slow, slower, slowest, Xbox Live! Marketplace


Man this is slow. It’s even slower than… well it’s so slow, you wouldn’t imagine how slow it is. What I am talking about? I am talking about the Xbox Live! Marketplace. The place where you can download trailers, demos ‘n stuff directly to your Xbox 360.


I was downloading some stuff and well – beside the point that there is no download queue and you HAVE TO stare at the progress bar while downloading, because the 3 core/6 hardware thread Xbox 360 can’t download in the background while you’re playing, it’s just unbelievable slow. And no: it’s not my connection to the internet. Downloads normally are around 500 kbyte/s to 8 Mbytes/s (yes, BYTES not BITS)…



this is where it starts…it’s 00:19 AM.



hmm.. it’s 00:23…the file is 130.77 Mbyte by the way…



done! Finally… it’s 01:19 AM… which means: it took actually 1 hour to download 130.77 Mbytes.


Is this the way they want to bring is IPTV?