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More information coming Monday, Feb 4th 9:00am EST at the Media Browser Community Tracker.

Its official, The future of Media Browser has been revealed... Check it out.

Edited by xzener - 2/4/13 at 7:08am

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post #2 of 1323
Nice!!
post #3 of 1323
Interesting, but what a tease!
post #4 of 1323
What am I supposed to do with this information?

Is this a press release of a press release next week or is a new release coming next week?
Edited by Sammy2 - 1/31/13 at 1:48pm
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What am I supposed to do with this information?3
Is this a press release of a press release next week or is a new release coming next week?

On the 4th they will tell you when the press release is. smile.gif
post #6 of 1323
This reminds me when my wife makes plans to make a plan.
post #7 of 1323
Well I hope for some exciting news. I have a new htpc build that just needs some apps installed, so it would be nice to know if there is something worth waiting on.
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The only things that I can think of are Win 8 comparability or a shift to a XBMC sort of platform.
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WEW
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The only things that I can think of are Win 8 comparability or a shift to a XBMC sort of platform.
It already has windows 8 compatibility. So yeah I think it will be a stand-alone platform shift.
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Stand alone based on an mpc-hc playback engine? I wonder
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Stand alone based on an mpc-hc playback engine? I wonder

Ye. And live TV support.
Edited by amarshonarbangla - 2/2/13 at 6:02am
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Meh. I have too much copy protected content to break out of the WMC garden so a stand alone player with TV tuner support does nothing for me.
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The only things that I can think of are Win 8 comparability or a shift to a XBMC sort of platform.

more streaming support ??

DLNA... bluetooth... how about transcode or plex features ???

Built in scraper ???
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Built in scraper ???

It already has that.
post #16 of 1323
Maybe improvements on that?
post #17 of 1323
Seeing as how we are all throwing speculation.... I would really love if they:

Build a standalone Windows 8 App that included the video playback engine of MPC-HC with full graphical overlays for the video side, and the playback engine of Foobar2k for the audio engine. Throw in a room correction capability, graphical 2 way remote via smartphone/tablet functionality, and the option of a seamless client server setup.

One can dream I guess.
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Seeing as how we are all throwing speculation.... I would really love if they:

Build a standalone Windows 8 App that included the video playback engine of MPC-HC with full graphical overlays for the video side, and the playback engine of Foobar2k for the audio engine. Throw in a room correction capability, graphical 2 way remote via smartphone/tablet functionality, and the option of a seamless client server setup.

One can dream I guess.

Sometimes dream do come true
post #19 of 1323
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Just a few more hours. You guys have made some great points. Many of the features you guys have been speculating may be available from day one. But, keep in mind... MB2 started out small and worked its way up to the great MCE plugin we know today. Now that MCE is more or less unsupported... Its time to UNLEASH Media Browser!!
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Oh you tease smile.gif
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Stand alone based on an mpc-hc playback engine? I wonder

VLC.
post #22 of 1323
It says there is a MPC-HC plugin included. Wonder if there will b e any tuner support?
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If MSFT would just make the Guide/LiveTV and playback available directly out of the Win8 GUI instead of making you use Media Center, MB3 plus a Win8 machine would be absolutely amazing.
post #25 of 1323
Hmm, interesting. Sounds an awful lot like Plex. I wonder what the advantages are. The reason to use Media Browser for me was always because it was integrated into WMC. This sounds like a standalone app.
post #26 of 1323
From what I have read it is a stand alone app but WMC integration will be available. Netflix Super HD plugin as well I hope?
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Hmm, interesting. Sounds an awful lot like Plex. I wonder what the advantages are. The reason to use Media Browser for me was always because it was integrated into WMC. This sounds like a standalone app.

I thought the same thing too.

I think that it has plex-like features though. The centralized server, the streaming and transcoding to devices...but the quality for main HTPC's will be higher than trans coding that plex does.
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It looks very exciting and I could go on about its pluses.

However, I do not like VLC. Hopefully there will be an option for MPC-HC and it looks like there will be! I do not want to give up madVR/LAV.

Also, I'd really prefer an iOS mobile client. smile.gif
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Meh. I have too much copy protected content to break out of the WMC garden so a stand alone player with TV tuner support does nothing for me.

I heard there is an option to use within WMC. Not too sure of the details though...
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From what I have read it is a stand alone app but WMC integration will be available. Netflix Super HD plugin as well I hope?

There's no way Media Browser can officially integrate Netflix. You'll have to use the Windows 8 app for that.
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I thought the same thing too.

I think that it has plex-like features though. The centralized server, the streaming and transcoding to devices...but the quality for main HTPC's will be higher than trans coding that plex does.

Plex does not transcode to HTPCs unless you want it to. Video quality is the exact same as in XBMC.
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