Wrong thumbnail images appearing


Wrong thumbnail images appearing on some music files, I already deleted thumbs.db and Album Art Cache files and WMP databases.


Download and install  Mp3tag to check if there is any embedded art within those music files and if you get any then remove them via MP3tag application.




BurnAware 4.0:A Great Burning Tool

BurnAware 4.0 is a full-fledged disc burning software that will help you cope with your daily burning tasks faster and more efficiently. The program burns all types of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray discs.I have installed it in my Windows Home Server 2011 and it’s working like a charm.It’s a freeware and worth of trying.


UK Guide Data Not Updating

It seems to be a hot issue.

There are reports that no media center guide is available beyond October 30th.We have a detailed discussion here:-


It has also been reported here:-


*Update:The problem has been fixed the EPG is working again.

OpenELEC 1.0 Released

OpenELEC is an embedded Linux distribution that aims to allow people to use their Home Theatre PC (HTPC) in the same manner as any other device attached to your TV – like a DVD player or Sky box. Turn on your box, and OpenELEC is ready and waiting in less than 10 seconds – as fast as some DVD players. A simple remote control is all you will need. On top of that, one need not worry about updating OpenELEC, as the software will self-update automatically when connected to the Internet and an update is available. Installing OpenELEC takes less than 5 minutes and requires zero Linux experience. After that, one need merely add one’s media files and preferred addons, and OpenELEC will “just work.”


Windows Media Player exits full screen while watching movies


I am using WMP 12 and while watching movies the full screen exits after 15 minutes.How to fix?

Why it’s happening?

Generally it happens if screensaver is enabled during playback.


1] Open  Windows Media Player

2] Press “Alt” >  “Tools” >  “Options”

3]  Under the Player tab locate “Allow screensaver during playback” option and if it’s checked then uncheck the box against it.

4] Click OK.

Other suggestive measures :-

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7


If the issue persists, I also suggest you create a new user account to test the issue.

Fix a corrupted user profile



Fixing ‘HDHomeRun Service’ failed to start error


During installation of Service  HDHomeRun software one may get the following error:-

‘HDHomeRun Service’ (HDHomeRun Service) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.”

Why it’s happening:-

If the SSDP Discovery service is disabled this error may happen.


To fix this error SSDP Discovery service is to be enabled.

Click Start

Right Click on Computer and select Manage

Expand Services and Applications

Click on Services

Scroll down to SSDP Discovery,right click on it, and select Properties

Set the Startup type to Manual and then click OK.

Rerun the installation program again.


Flickering issues on some channels


I am experiencing annoying flickering issues on certain tv channels.I am using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,my graphic card is ATI Radeon 5450 and connected by a HDMI cable.


Open Catalyst Control Center of ATI and disable the followings:-

“Dynamic Contrast”
“Enforce Smooth Video Playback”
“Edge enhancement”
“De Noise”