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post #331 of 1323
You should have a link for people smile.gif

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post #332 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

You should have a link for people smile.gif

Indeed, good idea smile.gif

And I should note that although it is highly functional (I am using it as my main HTPC setup and all my clients) it is no 100%

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/13652/mb-server-public-beta
post #333 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

You should have a link for people smile.gif

There's already a thread "MB3 in public Beta" with a link that you already replied to.
post #334 of 1323
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Originally Posted by steelman1991 View Post

There's already a thread "MB3 in public Beta" with a link that you already replied to.

And that is why you shouldn't listen to him.
post #335 of 1323
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

And that is why you shouldn't listen to him.

I know, but I couldn't help myself smile.gif
post #336 of 1323
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the delay everyone. As you may already know, Media Browser 3 Beta has been released. So far, the Server and WMC client has been released. Stay tuned for more clients to be released.
post #337 of 1323
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Originally Posted by steelman1991 View Post

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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

You should have a link for people smile.gif

There's already a thread "MB3 in public Beta" with a link that you already replied to.

My comment wasn't for myself. I'm a member of mediabrowser forums. I knew about it .. Yes smile.gif

I was thinking its a good idea to spread the word and get more and others envolved.
post #338 of 1323
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Originally Posted by FantaXP7 View Post

Indeed, good idea smile.gif

And I should note that although it is highly functional (I am using it as my main HTPC setup and all my clients) it is no 100%

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/13652/mb-server-public-beta

I am just waiting for a few changes/additions to come through and I will be doing the same.
post #339 of 1323
I am anxiously awaiting the stand alone MB Theater biggrin.gif
post #340 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I am anxiously awaiting the stand alone MB Theater biggrin.gif
Me too, I've been checking daily for news. I like xbmc but it can be a bit laggy for me.
post #341 of 1323
I have already made the switch using server and mb classic daily, so far i had only one issue with the server app was updating during my tv show playing ( totally my fault) now it is working flawlessly. I cannot wait for the stand alone as well this way i can try out some post processing for my theater setup. I will miss pseudo tv though...
post #342 of 1323
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Originally Posted by davidtt485 View Post

I have already made the switch using server and mb classic daily, so far i had only one issue with the server app was updating during my tv show playing ( totally my fault) now it is working flawlessly. I cannot wait for the stand alone as well this way i can try out some post processing for my theater setup. I will miss pseudo tv though...

I am slowly making the transition too. I have tested the classic on my desktop and I like it.
post #343 of 1323
I made the switch awhile back, probably a but prematurely. I was routinely getting some errors that I assumed were part of the beta process, such as crashes between MB classic and the server.

I have recently redone my server and have had zero crashes...I think I must have had some residual files from the earlier beta days.

But right now things are pretty stable for being in beta. Certainly no daily/weekly crashes that aren't explainable.

EDIT: Not sure why this is show so many times...
post #344 of 1323
It's on my long list of things to do -- install MB3 classic and server and test it out. I appreciate all the posts in this thread letting everyone know how it's going.
post #345 of 1323
Just to bump this thread, there is a beta put out for mediaportal to use MB3 server with a plugin.

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/14492/media-portal
post #346 of 1323
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Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

It's on my long list of things to do -- install MB3 classic and server and test it out. I appreciate all the posts in this thread letting everyone know how it's going.

Have you tested the "classic" yet ? It's much like MB2.
post #347 of 1323
Very intriguing post: http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/14623/mbt-all-your-favorite-toys

I'm not sure if this means that Media Browser Theater will integrate LAV / MadVR / Reclock natively. That would be amazing.
post #348 of 1323
Well there you go. MBT will now use DirectShow instead of VLC and have the option to use MadVR and Reclock. Awesome!
post #349 of 1323
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

Well there you go. MBT will now use DirectShow instead of VLC and have the option to use MadVR and Reclock. Awesome!

I made this recommendation to them as a friendly amendment 6 months ago and was promptly run out as I was not "supporting" what they were doing.

Glad they are going this route though. I think using vlc would have been a poor choice. This is the right direction imo as it opens many more doors.
post #350 of 1323
Ya they had mentioned awhile back that they are doing this, glad to see it's coming along.
post #351 of 1323
I am very much PRO using direct show... and MADVR and Reclock. You should also be able to use SVP too I believe. I like VLC but allowing for the high end allows MB3 to make claims it's more technically advanced which should be a positive for MB3 support and adoption rates.

I think most XBMC user might not switch because they are somewhat brain washed and stubborn, but each their own. It's not a pissing contest anyways, and I am all for anything that advanced HTPC.
post #352 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I think most XBMC user might not switch because they are somewhat brain washed and stubborn

As someone who doesn't use XBMC or MB - but browses both forums to keep up on them - I can tell you that goes both ways. Plus, some are just strong proponents of free/open source.

Edit: I think things like GameBrowser are legit for being paid plugins - things like themes come off as nickel and diming end users. Of course this is only my own subjective opinion.
Edited by staknhalo - 8/4/13 at 3:59pm
post #353 of 1323
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Originally Posted by staknhalo View Post

As someone who doesn't use XBMC or MB - but browses both forums to keep up on them - I can tell you that goes both ways. Plus, some are just strong proponents of free/open source.

Edit: I think things like GameBrowser are legit for being paid plugins - things like themes come off as nickel and diming end users. Of course this is only my own subjective opinion.

I disagree. The standard free plug ins are already superior to XBMC in a few ways- Lots of people use Chocolate, or Diamond, or Crystal etc... I think the people that cry over a couple bucks and prefer open source are just cheap. You can get a really nice look with the free chocolate theme. You do not have to pay for extra themes.

You are right game browser and stuff like cover art3 are worth being paid for because they are pretty good- and there is a significant amount of development that goes into them. It's nearly impossible to get a highly talented developer to do stuff totally free.

I do believe that MB3 is going to be free- so that should help entice some of the traditional XBMC users towards a more attractive product in MB3. Having the integrated player support MADVR, Reclock, SVP, Subtitles and such all with HD overlay is a big deal IMO. I'd much prefer that over using XBMC with an external player. I imagine this will be a big selling point for the typical AVS type that cares about such things. The normal core XBMC user that just downloads torrents and wants to show them off with XBMC and prefers the internal meta scraper because it's all they know about probably won't understand any value in MB3. It's long been that way though.
post #354 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I think the people that cry over a couple bucks and prefer open source are just cheap..

Well, that's not controversial in any way tongue.gif
post #355 of 1323
Good day,

MBT will indeed be free, and MB3 as a whole is open source and will always be so, please read the project link:

https://github.com/MediaBrowser

As the MB3 dev team said, GameBrowser3 will be as well free for MB3 supporters, and MB3 dev team plan to eventually integrate libretro:

http://www.libretro.com/

My best
post #356 of 1323
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Originally Posted by staknhalo View Post

Well, that's not controversial in any way tongue.gif

True. Just my observation and opinions. I have lots of friends that use XBMC and are die hard. I've played with both. Both are installed on my current machine. I've also been around a bit in this forum and observed quite a bit about both. My general observation is that XBMC is more popular with the PC guys, and the gamers, and generally those who don't record TV. I always got the feeling that a higher amount of XBMC users not only don't record TV, but they don't even rip their own media. I always got the impression that the average XBMC user was more concerned with a front end that could show off the torrents they illegally downloaded. XBMC's internal simplistic metascraper always made XBMC a popular choice with that crowd. (It's a big crowd and thus the huge amount of XBMC users) I always got the feeling that Mediabrowser users tended to record TV, and also rip their own legal media in very high quality much more than XBMC users, and that generally media browser users had more *legal* content they wanted to organize and display. I could be wrong on this- but just my general opinion, feeling and observation having browsed this forum significantly for last few years.

I think the ease of the internal metascraper in XBMC has long made it popular over Mediabrowser - and generally it's easier to set up XBMC and have it look and work nice. That always made it popular with beginners. The advanced set up of Mediabrowser does work good, but there is a little more to it and more room for error. Also the paid plugins and cost is a deterrent too.

I use Mediacentermaster for my media organization and I am pretty anal about organizing, renaming, and storing my media in collections. I don't care much about internal metascrapers because I like to take an active personal effort in such things. The mediabrowser meta scraping was always generally a turn off IMO for most people.

The other lure is there is so many more plugins for XBMC that are illegal- or aimed to provide illegal content. Stuff like the ones to watch PPV, or UFC fights, or IceFilms, or cable channels you don't pay for etc. Lots more copy infringement with XBMC in general IMO, while the average mediabrowser users and AVS-er probably walks a tighter line with such issues. MediaBrowser was never a good platform to copy infringe with, which is the primary reason why it's not as popular as XBMC. I suspect that MB3 Theater much of the same will remain this way- and it is certainly not because MB3 isn't as good or better. Some people won't even understand, let alone appreciate it's extra functionality like upscaling, reclock - 60fps interpolation support- all on the internal player with HD overlay. It take and advanced user to appreciated such things. OK- I rambled enough. biggrin.gif
post #357 of 1323
I completely agree that XBMC is popular with a lot of the torrent kiddies just because '**** paying money for anything you don't have to'; but, I would say it's also just as popular with free-open source evangelicals - simply because they feel there needs to be a completely free and open source media center software. Plus, it allowed /gave life to things like Plex or Boxee; which even if you don't use/like (let's not mention Boxee anymore) I'm sure you can appreciate.
post #358 of 1323
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Originally Posted by abobader View Post

Good day,

MBT will indeed be free, and MB3 as a whole is open source and will always be so, please read the project link:

https://github.com/MediaBrowser

As the MB3 dev team said, GameBrowser3 will be as well free for MB3 supporters, and MB3 dev team plan to eventually integrate libretro:

http://www.libretro.com/

My best

That's not entirely correct. MB3 is not (and never has been) free to *everyone*
post #359 of 1323
I did appreciate plex for it's transcoding- and I am excited to see if MB3 will support such things.
post #360 of 1323
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I think most XBMC user might not switch because they are somewhat brain washed and stubborn, but each their own. It's not a pissing contest anyways, and I am all for anything that advanced HTPC.

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