What are the known abnormalities with My Pictures in Windows Media Center 2005?
Navigating Through Images
- Media Center does not support animated GIF files.
- When viewing an image in zoom mode, the image may scroll off the screen completely.
- When you change slideshow settings, the changes are not effective until a new slideshow is started.
- If the slideshow option Show pictures in subfolders is unchecked, pictures in the subfolder are still displayed if there are no pictures in the root folder.
- If you rotate an image and then waits for a while, the image un-rotates.
- If you add images while a slideshow is playing, the new images are not displayed in the slideshow.
- If you delete or rename images while a slideshow is playing, you may get an error message.
- The quality of some images may be better when viewed in the operating system as compared to when viewed in Media Center.
- For some filetypes, the thumbnail and full screen view render fine in Windows Viewer. However, in Media Center, a black thumbnail is displayed and the image does not render in full screen.
- Media Center does not recognize external media that was inserted before Media Center was started.
- You cannot rotate an image from the extender.
- Clicking on blank area in My Pictures displays a picture.
- When you navigate through images located on an external media, you may encounter unpredictable behavior. For example, the external media may disconnect randomly. Ejecting the media may cause Media Center to not respond.
- In Media Center version 1, slide show transition time was set in increments of 1 all the way up to 60 seconds. In the current version of Media Center, you are restricted to increments of 5 or 10 beyond. If you set the transition time in version 1 to a value that is invalid in the current version, then upgrade to the current version, the transition time is automatically set to 8 seconds. If you do not change any settings, then navigate away from the page, you are prompted if you want to save changes.
- If you have TV/DVD/Video and a slideshow playing at the same time, selecting Pause affects both TV/DVD/Video and the slideshow. However, selecting Stop only stops the slideshow.
- Touching up EMF and WMF images to fix red eye does not work.
- If you double-click the Red Eye or Contrast buttons, an error message may appear.
- If you rotate an image and then press the back button without saving the image, the image is still saved without your consent.
- In low quality images, red eye may not be fixed very well by Media Center.
- You cannot rotate a .wmf image.
- You cannot rotate a multi-page .tif/.tiff image.
- When you rotate an image, the new rotated image is written to the original file. However, the file's Modified Date is not updated.
- Rotating images may cause the image quality to deteriorate.
- If you are watching a DVD or TV and then go to My Pictures, and then open a picture or slideshow, the DVD/TV keeps playing even with the images open full screen. This is by design.
Note: Information in this document was provided by Microsoft.