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Media Center Plug-in
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Would it be possible to write a media center plug in that brings the IV/RIVA into the media center menu?

I have just started playing with win7MCE and its a pretty powerful media center so far. It would be great to pull it all together on the big screen.
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#2
I assume, if it's doable, that it would need to be some .Net type of thing, but I dunno.
Dean Roddey
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potts.mike Wrote:Would it be possible to write a media center plug in that brings the IV/RIVA into the media center menu?

I have just started playing with win7MCE and its a pretty powerful media center so far. It would be great to pull it all together on the big screen.
Can you play mkv files and ripped DVD's yet?
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Ripped dvd's yes, I dont know about mkv's.
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MKV's, satalite tuners, and lots of stuff finally work. I am extremly impressed with the build quality on this release and have abandonded my SageTV setup almost 100% in favour of 7mc.

I am about to confess a sin, but in the interest of knowlege Smile. I have been investigating mControl, and speaking to Lifeware about their product with the theory of control from the media center. Lifeware is not bad but the license model stinks.
This did leave me with a lot of thoughts. The XML server in CQC _ is it possible to drop the IV parts and use silverlight or HTML/ASP.net from Visual Studio to render at bi-directional interface

This would permit the power of the CQC server to be retained, but the portability of this GUI to be coded as a Media center interface/ simple web site or sexy flash style soultion form.

-d
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As I understand it the XML gateway will allow you to interact with cqc and also there is the RIVA server that could bring the IV into media center if some one were able to write a plug in.
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#7
There's no visual component to the XML Gateway. It just lets you interact with the CQC system. So you could certainly create a client inside media center that talks to CQC.
Dean Roddey
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#8
Thanks Dean,

Do you have any pointers on how to bind VS2008 to the XML server so i can do a few sime gets and sets to see this working.

cheers
Damian
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#9
http://charmedquark.com/Web2/Downloads/D...ay_3_0.pdf

I think there is a thread around here somewhere with some example code as well.
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#10
Thanks

Have that Doc downloaded. was not lucky enought to find the sample code.
I am hoping to do a simple test to turn on and off a light from c# and if can do that then ill be happy out.
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