Media Center Finally Gets Live Messenger Plug-in


I had almost forgotten that Vista didn’t ship with a messenger plug-in, now that we have a mini-keyboard on the way I might even be tempted to use a Vista messenger plugin. The developer behind the FFDShow plugin for MCE has modified his plugin to act as a front end for Windows Live Messenger. Here is a screen shot from Chirs Lanier who shows it in action.

Chris Lanier

This is the first attempt for a Messenger plug-in in Vista Media Center. Media Center 2005 had a built-in Windows Messenger plug-in, but with the release of Windows Vista this was kicked to the side as was Windows Messenger all together. Last year Microsoft announced a beta of Windows Live for TV which promised Live Spaces and Live Messenger integration, the product appears to be dead without a release.