HD DVD truck makes a pit stop at Microsoft
Average: 0Last week the HD DVD truck made a stop here on the microsoft campus and of course I had to go see it for myself. The HD DVD truck is one of those fully decked out big rig's with plasma tv's, xbox 360's and everything else you hope to find in your stocking this year. HD DVD has been such an…
Microsoft Teams with Amazon for High-Def Indi Films
Average: 0Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up to make it easier for independent filmmakers to distribute their movies on High Definition DVD's. These types of partnerships mean great opportunities for creative people. Not long ago it was prohibitively expensive to buy cameras and editing workstations, so…
CES news coming
Average: 0Hello all,Sorry there haven't been any posts in a bit. But this will be changing with CES.I'll be blogging with our news from CES here starting this evening.To catch up on everything Microsoft is doing and announcing at CES, check out:www.MicrosoftAtCES.comAmong other things, you'll be able to catch…
News from CES: Item #1: New Players!
Average: 0One of the biggest questions I get about HD DVD is “when are there going to be more players other than Toshibas and Microsoft’s?” Today, we announced that we’ve been working with Broadcom to address that need. It combines Windows CE 6.0 running on the Broadcom BCM7440 SOC (System-on-a-chip)…
Part 1 of my interview with Halstead York is up
Average: 0My old colleague Halstead York just interviewed me for his blog. Part 1, focusing on HD DVD is up now.Part 1 of Ben Waggoner/Halstead York interviewThere will be two more parts coming over the next week or two, focusing on Silverlight and DRM.
Part 2 of my Halstead York Interview: VC-1 and Silverlight
Average: 0Part 2 of my Halstead York interview is now up, wherein we discuss VC-1, Silverlight, frame rate unsampling, and many other things. Part 3 talking about DRM (save the most contentious for last!) will be up soon.
I've been elected to the Board of Directors of the DVD Association
Average: 0The DVD Association (DVDA) has just held its election, and I've been elected as a member of the Board of Directors. I feel very honored to be invited into such August company, led by Sonic's Jim Taylor and my old colleague Bruce Nazarian. Bruce gives a great overview of where the DVDA is going…