Big Screen Movies...coming to an MCE Near You

Jun 08 2007

Those of you familiar with quality MCE applications are sure to know Niall from his wildly successful "Big Screen Photos" application. The things he's able to do with the MCML interface in Vista Media Center is truly astonishing, and it looks like that's going to continue on this latest product. Can't wait to play with it!

 

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Niall Ginsbourg's BlogIn a nutshell - Big Screen Movies is essentially a replacement for DVD Library/Gallery feature found in Vista Media Center. Although DVD Library is very cool - there's a bunch of limitations imposed on what types and formats of movies you can browse/view, what metadata and imagery is available (if you're not in the US the DvD info is a real problem) - and also doesn't catalog your offline movies (ie DVD's sitting on the shelf don't appear until they are inserted in a drive).Big Screen Movies essentially removes these limitations by treating all types of Movies (online/offline, other formats etc) as equal citizens (ie the same sort of metadata etc can be provided regardless of location/format) - and then ups the ante by supporting a brand new XML metadata file and allowing all manner of imagery and media to be displayed (ie. back covers, gallery images, movie preview etc).