Photoshop Elements: PSE10: Windows Media Center integration missing.

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I am trying the trial of pse10. On the product features is written that it supports windows media center integration.
In my windows media center it isnt shown up under extras or pictures or anywhere else.
What should I check?
My System is a windows 7 ultimate 64bit.
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Windows Media Center should be able to read the Elements Organizer catalog.

Have you used the Elements Organizer? Imported images, created albums, added keyword tags?
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I have checked this yesterday! it shows up the folders inside the catalogue folder but nothing more!
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How exactly is that done? I pointed the Media Center librarg to use my PSE catalog directory, but nothing appears in MC.

Ken
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Honestly? I'm not sure. There isn't anything to do on the Elements side to make this work. However, MC is also really old. The last I heard about this was with Photoshop Elements 5. It's possible that this no longer functions with the latest version of Elements. We do not now, nor ever did, test or support this functionality, it's an entirely Windows workflow.
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Well, if it can't be done, then Adobe needs to remove that described feature from the PSE10 feature list:
http://www.adobe.com/products/photosh...


Ken
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Hello,

I have baught pse10 two month ago. I have called the support with this problem and i got the answer it is no longer supported!
the failure is in the feature list! This feature is not supported in pse9 and pse10!

I am unhappy with this! The media center is a nice feature with the xbox 360 attached to the tv!

Regards
Ingo
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I never said that this wouldn't work, just that it's not something we support as it's an entirely Windows technology. Even when this was a new feature we couldn't repair it if things went wrong.

The process involves Windows reading our catalog files. Older versions of Elements Organizer used ODBC, a Windows database technology. We had a fair number of issues with ODBC and switched to SQLite. So while it's not Windows integrated like ODBC, it's possible that Windows can still read it.

Whether or not that product description is current or just legacy material from older versions is something I'll check with our engineers about. I'll get a definitive answer and update our documentation as needed.
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Hello Brett,

maybe there is a ODBC driver for SQLite?
Is the ODBC driver the reason that the media center can read the catalog?

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Ingo
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I don't know if there is something you can install separately to force ODBC convert SQLite databases or read them. Not really much of a database expert and neither technology is ours, just stuff we borrow/use.

It was because our databases used to be ODBC that first allowed this to happen. I'm still waiting to hear back from the specific engineering team on this (the product manager has pointed me to the correct people) as to whether we are working with Microsoft to continue for this to function with our SQLite databases.
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Oh yes, it's time to upgrade PSE to use SQL Server Express, you betcha! ;-)

Ken
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No chance for SQL Express! With SQL Express the Catalogue system is dead! And take your data with to a new computer is really problematic!
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Uh, no...you simply copy the database file onto the other computer. And SQL Server Express uses the same "enterprise class" database engine as SQL Server, so the constant problems with unrecoverable, corrupted SQLite databases become a thing of the past.

Ken
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too technical for home users!
when i think my mother should attach a database to sql server....
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This was the functionality that made me pull the trigger and buy PE10. I hope the engineers can deliver what marketing continues to promote as a feature. Mod - please don't this thread die.