Media Browser is easily one of the most popular video and movie collection managers for Windows 7 Media Center users. It is a free media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use interface.
In other words, it shows up the native Movie Library by adding fan art backgrounds, detailed movie and cast information.
Media Browser for Media Center
Media Browser prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive, media rich experience for the whole family.
– Automatic metadata retrieval
– Streaming latest online trailers
– Media bookmarking (resume play)
– Support for external players
– Vodcast support (video rss feeds)
– Third party plug-in architecture
– Automatic updates
– Custom view layouts
– Multiple themes
– Create random / full folder playlists
Highlights of Media Browser v 2.2.8 (Updated 22 Sept 2010) :
- Extended MediaInfo support with improved performance, detection and flexible custom image management through ImagesByName. Have a look here for details.
- Various fixes for the High Quality Thumbnail plugin, improving performance and reliability
- Default theme has been improved. Some new features have been added and various bugs have been squashed
- Actor roles are now supported for TV Series through both Internet Providers as local metadata.
- Internet Providers now fetch studios for movies and tv shows
- Media files can now be deleted properly right after they have been played
- The configurator interface has been cleaned up and offers some new options including additional extensions for external players