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I have posted before for help on this topic and nothing worked to give me Caller ID notification in WMC7 on my X64 system. I tried YAC including the Babgvant mods, Vista CallerID, TapiRex etc.. Despite repeated tries, registry tweaks etc. Nada. The Caller ID servers always worked in windows but never in WMC even though the addin/pluggin was installed, registered and visible in Extras, the notification poppups never worked in WMC.


But a new Caller ID package W7CallerID and their WMC plugin was recently released and it works! Finally! The last thing off the list to get WAF on the HTPC. With this and the new HDHR Prime firmware. WAF achieved at least for the HTPC. Goodbye Verizon boxes! Although I have yet to try on the Xboxes


W7CallerID is free trial and there is no indication what it might cost later....?
 

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With the prevelence of cell phones with blutooth as well as hands free devices, I'm surprised a blutooth on screen caller id solution isnt readily available. Seems like that would be just as usefull if not more so these days.
 

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I agree but I guess we HTPCers are actually a small niche market.


Update W7callerID will be $11.95. That's reasonable I think particularly since setup was easy.
 

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This is something I've been looking for, thanks for the information.


Looking at the setup guide on the site, all the pictures but the first are broken. tI looks like there's a client, MCE plugin and server piece for download. I wonder if the server piece will run on Windows Home Server 2011. It's not clear if the client and MCE plugin both need to be installed on the MCE client or not.


I might try fooling around with it if I can get a cheap modem.


Since the OP didn't include a link: http://w7callerid.com/
 

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The developer person has been very responsive by E-mail. Use his support link or E-mail for questions.. The web site has been evolving.


I have a single HTPC with 3 Xbox extenders so I only use server and MCE plugin, but I think you will need the client and MCE plugin on the MCE client machines (I guess I was wrong, see below).


I used this Ebay external USB modem and it worked.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-56K-Exte...item43ab2627fd


The cheap Rosewill PCI modem wouldn't go on my Mobo PCIe slots.
 

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If modem is installed on MCE you have to install server and MCE plugin. In other case only MCE plugin required. I did not test server under 'Windows Home Server 2011' but I do not see any problem if .NET 4 has been installed.
 

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As expected, the W7CallerID works well on the Xbox media extenders as well. Easy to add pics with callers etc. I wish I had found this a couple months ago.
 

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I do not know, it looks like nobody tried it in Europe yet. I guess it should work if your modem supports caller id and you have the service from your telephone company. Regarding the pics - I tried from 2 different networks using different browsers and computers and had no problem.
 

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I've added "Configuration Samples" page with 2 diagrams:

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Originally Posted by StardogChampion /forum/post/21570535


This is something I've been looking for, thanks for the information.


Looking at the setup guide on the site, all the pictures but the first are broken. tI looks like there's a client, MCE plugin and server piece for download. I wonder if the server piece will run on Windows Home Server 2011. It's not clear if the client and MCE plugin both need to be installed on the MCE client or not.


I might try fooling around with it if I can get a cheap modem.
 

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Version 2.0 has been released. Here are the added updates.


- Added import of contacts from Google and Outlook.

- The number of supported remote computers is increased to 8.

- The number of supported MCE extenders is increased to 5.

- Fixed issue with the program's popup window not always showing up on screen if blocked by another window.

- Added sorting of callers by phone number and by name.

- A double click on the Logs row will open a new Caller window.

- Limited support of Bluetooth (unfortunately not all cellphones support the Bluetooth modem).

 

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Very interested in this, hopefully the bluetooth portion will be expanded. I would love to be able to connect multiple bluetooth phones.
 

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sberghici,


Could you clarify the difference between the free & paid versions? Is the free version only a trial offer? Thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by ckensto /forum/post/21661506


Do you have to first uninstall the "old" version to install the new one?

Yes, but do not worry about the database - installer does not touch it
 

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I tried this in a 2 PC configuration tonight. I have a server with MCE plugin on 1 machine. I also have an MCE plugin on another machine. I get notifications on the machine with the server running no problem. I tried later with the remote machine and no notifications there. I did netstat -a and see it is listening on 8000 so I am not sure why it's not coming up. The only messages I see in the server log are errors connecting to 127.0.0.1:8000, likely because MCE was not running on the server machine. No issues with setup I can see -- I have localhost and the name of the remote machine listed. I can ping the remote machine no problem from the server machine.


Other than that, not sure how to debug this.


It'd be great if on the server side there was a way to "fake" a phone call like I've seen in other similar apps like this I've tried. It helps with setting up w/o having to call the phone.
 
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