CenterStage Combo
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  • CenterStage Combo has been discontinued
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    The CenterStage Project
CenterStage Combo is an open source project that aims to create a fully functional Mac Media Center application to allow you to watch movies, view photos, listen to music etc. from one streamlined application that can be controlled via a remote control.

BackStage is a movie organisation tool for CenterStage Combo that can be used to store information on all your computer based movie files, including in application lookup of Internet Movie Database information such as movie artwork and actors.

You can also preview movies in BackStage, but it is designed to store movie
What's New
Version 0.6.2 release notes available here.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

*Previously available here



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Negritude commented on 06 Oct 2011
Just to note, this project is long dead:

"R.I.P. CenterStage

"January 2005 - December 2008

"It is with regret and sadness that I announce that CenterStage - The Mac Media Center is no longer being actively developed, even after teaming up with the Plex group we feel that it is too big a task to make our concept become a reality. Plex now uses the MediaStream skin, it is therefore doubtful you will see the 'CenterStage concept' as part of Plex due to the effort needed by all to bring it up to this standard.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support over the years, and of course are always open to serious offers from open source developers to revive this project - but as said above we feel that this is too great a task for a small open source project.

"The site content has been archived offline and is available by contacting the webmaster, binary & source code alpha releases are available on our SourceForge Project page along with contact for mrzippy the project webmaster.

"I now direct anyone looking for a Mac Media Center to the Plex site.

"Thank You,

The CenterStage Team."
[Version 0.6.2]


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artroom commented on 28 Jun 2007
this may have been out before Frontrow, but doesn't mean Frontrow is a rip of this. Frontrow was obviously in production for a while before it came out (whereas Centrestage was known of and available right from the beginning of it's production).
I do look forward to seeing where this goes though, as there is no way i want my media centre to be windows based.
[Version 0.6.2]


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Jeff-H. commented on 23 Feb 2007
Launch CenterStage-spinning beach ball-force quit (CS not responding)-Trash.
[Version 0.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Nov 2005
uh... FrontRow cloan??
[Version 0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Nov 2005
the word is 'clone', and this app was out well before Apple's Front Row.
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Anonymous commented on 21 Nov 2005
Ahh, NO! FrontRow is a rip of this idea, that evolved around the release of the mini!
This is not the first release, and have been active since marts, so if anything, FR is a rip of CS.. but the idea is not new, so who is ripping who????
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Anonymous commented on 22 Nov 2005
Who is ripping WHOM
:)
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thevalrus replied on 28 Jul 2006
Every time you guys correct someone's spelling and/or grammar, an angel gets its wings. I just want you to know that.

And yes, I'm dead serious.
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MacEricG replied on 28 Jul 2006
Personally, I don't think there is much excuse for misspellings on the web anymore, especially given that Mac users have Safari. I type "cloan" and immediately see a red, underlined, heads-up for this mistake.

Now, if we could only do something about correcting the huge misuse of possessive s ('s) in everyone's grammar...
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D9 replied on 04 Feb 2007
AT LEAST WERE NOT LIKE PC USERS WHO CAPITALIZE ALL THERE WORDS AS WELL AS USE NO PUNCTUATION WHAT IS THAT SOME SORT OF CAPSLOCK ISSUE THEY ALSO MSISPELL WORDS TO

IM PRETTY SURE YOU KNOW THE TYPE

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MacEricG replied on 05 Feb 2007
Ha! Now that's comedy!
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Oct 2005
Couldn't find any 'Systems Requirement' for the download. Quits on launch on 10.3.9. Looks good and promising otherwise, especially in black.
[Version 0.4.1]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Oct 2005
Couldn't find any sys req's?

how about what is posted on the MacUpdate page for this app:

Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
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Anonymous commented on 13 Oct 2005
...or how about this page at the developer's site.
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Gordymac reviewed on 05 Apr 2005
For an Alpha release, I think it looks good.

I was able to--intuitively, mind you--select the movies option. Every movie on my system, on every drive, was available in alphabetical order in a browser type screen.

Selecting a movie played it instantly in a top right pane. There is a button to enter full screen mode, and ESC returns to the browser view.

I played a few music videos, all looked decent--though the compression artifacts were there. Those aren't noticeable when I use EyeHome when watching movies.

A couple of other issues. Full screen view doesn't scale movies properly. I believe movies fill the vertical screen space with little regard to horizontal space. On my 20" ACD, everything looked stretched upward.

While I can appreciate the main menu interface, the images only look good when they are rotated to the frontmost position. In other positions they appear jagged around the edges.

I was excited to hear about this project when the Mac mini came out. I'm glad to see that its coming along so well.
[Version 0.1a]

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Gordymac replied on 05 Apr 2005
One more thing. I'd like to add that I don't see any way to return to the main window either.
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Anonymous commented on 07 Apr 2005
this version of centerstage is not ment to be a working model.
use the esc key to back out of the application
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Downloads:16,228
Version Downloads:5,045
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:10 Jun 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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CenterStage Combo is an open source project that aims to create a fully functional Mac Media Center application to allow you to watch movies, view photos, listen to music etc. from one streamlined application that can be controlled via a remote control.

BackStage is a movie organisation tool for CenterStage Combo that can be used to store information on all your computer based movie files, including in application lookup of Internet Movie Database information such as movie artwork and actors.

You can also preview movies in BackStage, but it is designed to store movie information which it's sister application CenterStage reads.


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