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UPDATE: Doug Berrett's WebGuide4 now includes on demand Live TV streaming
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 28.12.06 - 14:50:28 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 14098x
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I wrote a couple of times about Doug Berrett's great WebGuide application for Windows XP and Vista Media Centers. While it was a great tool so far, to remotely record TV shows (for instance straight from your Windows Mobile device) and later to view photos and listen your MP3s, now it got another update which allows you to even stream recorded and live TV - basically making WebGuide4 another software based place shift TV solution (similar to Orb's MyCast) while WebGuide4 is more focused on place shifting Windows Media Center functionalities.

New Features Include:

  • Web-based DVR functionality - pause, play and skip through the program - including live TV
  • Join a recording in progress or start your own
  • Familiar interface - see where you are and how much of the recording is available
  • Configurable streaming profiles to fit your setup
  • Shares a tuner with MediaCenter - you can even watch what Media Center is watching
  • Stream to PocketPC or Windows Smartphone

WebGuide4 requires a Windows XP or Vista Media Center Edition and can not be used with PCs without the Microsoft Media Center Edition functionalities.

WebGuide4 is available as a free trial version. The full version with all features is available for US$ 15 only. If you have a Windows XP or Vista Media Center, I definitely recommend to check it out.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by PPete on 28.12.06 - 16:57:48

Looks promissing and I tried right after I saw your posting. However, for some reasons it's not working. Neither on my local machine nor on a remote PC.
I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate RC2 here in Germany. Just visited the FAQ and the Forum and it looks like I'm not the only one. Arne, does it work for you because you live in Germany too?

Posted by Arne Hess on 28.12.06 - 17:15:56

PPete, no I haven't tested it yet because I'm not at home and therefore I cannot work on my MCE. But as soon as I'm back (early next year), it's the first thing I will test! smile

Posted by lightsaber on 28.12.06 - 23:46:00

if you like your Media Center PC, you may also like to get Ambient Light for your Media Center PC from

Posted by Arne Hess on 29.12.06 - 13:17:04

Yes, I like my MCE, especially if I can unwire it and take it with me.
So the question is, if your Ambient Light system is also working with my Windows Mobile devices? wink If not, I will stay with my Philips TV which includes Ambient Light already. tongue

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