Microsoft Longhorn

Shell & User Interface My TV and Movies

The “My TV and Movies” library becomes visible when using the Media Center Edition (Freestyle) variant of some Longhorn builds. The “My TV and Movies” library is a media application for recording and watching TV. The application is an Avalon container and is opened in Internet Explorer by the Avalon Shell Handler. The container itself includes a couple of dll and BAML files as well as a manifest.

In some builds the filesize is noticeably bigger because it includes placeholder images. Although there is also a placeholder image for the guide, this page will always throw an error when clicked. A placeholder for “Watch Live TV” is also included, but the page will just show up empty. In a later version of MyTVapp found in 4008 and 4015, the application will throw an exception.

To open the application run C:\Windows\System32\mytvapp.container or convert Longhorn from Professional to Media Center Edition. This application is present in builds: 3706, 3713, 3718, 4001, 4008, 4015 and 4029.