10 useful applications for Windows MCE

Lifextender for MCE

Lifehacker shared 10 applications which can extend functionality of your Windows MCE. I’d like to mention to following apps:

  • Lifextender and DVRMSToolbox remove ads automatically from recorded TV.
  • Hulu Desktop Integration adds Hulu Desktop to the Windows MCE.
  • DVD Rip offers ripping DVDs in the easy way.
  • Super, Format Factory, MediaCoder, HandBrake and doubleTwist convert and transfer tracks to your portable player.

Show what you watch as your Facebook status

facebook MCE add-in

I already mentioned about possibility to use Twitter to receive notifications from your smarthome. Well, now it’s time for another well-known and popular social service Facebook. The Facebook add-in for Windows Media Center allows to show the media title watched by you as your Facebook status. I’m not sure that this plug-in is useful as add-on for Twitter but I think Facebook fans will use it. But … Be carefully with adult content. Your Facebook friends will be able to watch your media preferences.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Show photo from Google Picasa on your MCE

Mcepicasa Screenshot

If you keep your photo album on-line in the Google Picasa and use Windows Media Center on your HTPC a new MCE plug-in might be interesting for you. As you might guess mcePicasa allows to show photos from Google Picasa on your media center. You can see them, search, edit and upload using that plug-in.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

HomeSeer interface to the Windows Media Center

HomeSeer Interface to Windows MCE

HomeSeer recently released an interface to the Vista Media Center. It allows users to control their HomeSeer devices through MCE GUI using a full advantage of the improved graphics and animation features supported by Vista. The new interface is a compatible with the latest automation technologies such as Z-Wave and Insteon and supports devices produced by Cooper Wiring Devices, Lutron, Leviton, Intermatic, Russound, Centralite and DSC etc.

[via eHomeUpgrade]