MediaCentral
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Media organizer and viewer.   Demo ($37.99)
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MediaCentral turns your Mac into the ultimate home theater system. With support for numerous audio, video, IP TV, TV, IP Radio, Games and multimedia formats, MediaCentral brings it all together at the push of a button.

Powerful yet simple interface: MediaCentral includes a slick and intuitive interface that can be adapted to a variety of window sizes and controlled by numerous remote controls. Its functions make it the perfect entertainment application.

Online Content: equinux will deliver fresh content to your Mac. New movie
What's New
Version 2.8.7:
  • MediaCentral is your lean and mean media machine: we've removed older components and improved overall startup performance
  • Improved preference pane compatibility on 64-bit Macs
  • Restored hotkey/remote launching under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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MediaCentral User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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MediaFan reviewed on 13 Jan 2014
Unfortunately it is not possible to give less stars! But I guess that that they stopped to develop this application anyway.
[Version 2.8.7]


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+75
Jeff-H. commented on 12 Mar 2010
"Stutters along", "Has a few bugs"? What's this software like 9 years old? Its still "got a few bugs"? And they're charging for this?

Ditch this junk and go with Plex...its free and does EVERYTHING flawlessly, NO BUGS!
[Version 2.8.5]


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Thecause reviewed on 09 Jan 2010
Even with 4 GB of RAM this software is sluggish & bloated. Froze up several times. Features nice, bloat not.
[Version 2.8.4]


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xypher tipped on 07 May 2008
Just love the interface, this has come a really long way. A few caveats;

It stutters along and still has a few bugs that need to be ironed out.

Why no support for Daily Motion?

Apart from that there is no other software like it.(Puts the iTV interface to shame).
[Version 2.7]

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xypher replied on 09 May 2008
I spoke too soon, I've just discovered XBMC.
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+75
Jeff-H. commented on 28 Apr 2008
I'm surprised this thing is still out there...is anyone buying it?
Equinox has SO dropped the ball with it's US support. They rarely respond to emails (if ever, wrote 2...nothing), and if they do they give the standard install/replace app...I'm a seasoned Mac user, I know how to install software and I know when that software is running poorly!
Their software may very well be running fine in Europe (I'm assuming so because I think that most of its bad marks are coming from the US), but if they're going to continue snubbing the US market as they have, simply pull your lousy software.

BTW, The Tube seems to be getting very bad ratings, and that seems to be coming from everywhere.

I'm VERY happy with Front Row and EyeTV anyway!
[Version 2.7]


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+75
Jeff-H. commented on 30 Jan 2008
There are two things that are holding me back from getting this app.

I should say that the look, functionality, and ability to customize are just great!

The 2 things are:

1. The lack of being able to adjust the amount of seconds/minutes it jumps to when you rewind/FF. It jumps forward like 3 minutes...I would want it to FF like 30 seconds, or better yet just scrub through quickly 1 second at a time.

and

2. Any video content that I play, QT, avi, DIVX, stutters every few seconds. Unacceptable.
This may be due to the size of the monitor (30"), but I don't see that entering into the equation here...video NEVER stutters under any other apps, so, a bit puzzled.

Any ideas?

Thank you.
[Version 2.6.3]


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+75
Jeff-H. commented on 08 Mar 2007
is there any way to make this thing rewind/fast forward say a minute or two instead of like 8 or 9 minutes?

Also, having a bit of trouble making it recognize my ATI Remote Wonder...is there a profile out there?
[Version 2.5]


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Jeff-H. commented on 18 Feb 2007
Create an alias of the folder that your movies are in (can be on an external), and drop it into your home/movies folder.

Simple as that...
[Version 2.5]


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media freak reviewed on 15 Feb 2007
Houston we have a problem with Front Row and Media Central!!!

I am video archiving all my home movies. BEWARE on Front Row if you do not store your movies folder in the MOVIES file Front Row will not work. Did Apple ever consider that you cant get over 500 gigs of movies on a MacMini?

Media Central, solves this problem by creating ALIAS and placing into the MOVIE folder. However, some of the movies WILL NOT HAVE SOUND, Some of the Movies are SCRAMBLED EGGS! How can you take a perfectly good movie file, make an alias and lose Sound or Video Quality.....

Front Row...How could you not allow Alias' to work in th MOVIE folder?
Media Central....Why dont you fix your bugs everybody is complaining about? I paid for the whole enchilada and I'm tired of eatn rice!!!!
[Version 2.5]

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ClunkClunk replied on 07 Nov 2007
@Media Freak

You can place an alias of the folder that contains your movies in to ~/Movies and Front Row (1 or 2) can traverse that with no problems.
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Jeff-H. reviewed on 28 Jan 2007
Well, jerky, stuttering video is back!

Sticking withFrontRow...
[Version 2.5]


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geomacupdate had trouble on 28 Feb 2008
DANGER!!!!!!!!
Beware of upgrading this APP! I had just installed the update when I started to notice some apps acting odd.

After some detective work, I found most of my ~/Library in Trash/MediaCentral inside of the application package.

Unfort I had started a delete on the trash, so a good deal of my library is now gone.

If you bother with this, keep a VERY close eye on what the installer does and DON'T trash ANYTHING until you have examined the package.
[Version 2.6.3]


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Castle had trouble on 12 Aug 2007
Is this thing still wiping hard disks? The developer never did acknowledge the issue officially, so I wonder if he ever fixed it? If you run MediaCentral from a folder inside your Applications folder, BEWARE!
[Version 2.6.3]


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+48
StevenJayCohen had trouble on 14 May 2006
WebTV stations stopped working after upgrading RealPlayer to the current version. Downgrading to v10.0 brought back functionality.

Hopefully, 1.2.2 will address this.

Aside from that, incredible app!
[Version 1.2.1]


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LEXY had trouble on 10 Mar 2006
Version 1.2 played my AVI's with shaded colors. In 1.2.1 I only get a green screen with sound.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Angven had trouble on 07 Mar 2006
Installed version 1.2, seems great however crashes in some avi files, after some tweaking I discovered that the problem are some srt files (subtitles). But I'm still don't know why some srt work and others don't. They have the same weight, permissions, creator and type.
Someone have a clue?
[Version 1.2]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Demo
Date:23 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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MediaCentral turns your Mac into the ultimate home theater system. With support for numerous audio, video, IP TV, TV, IP Radio, Games and multimedia formats, MediaCentral brings it all together at the push of a button.

Powerful yet simple interface: MediaCentral includes a slick and intuitive interface that can be adapted to a variety of window sizes and controlled by numerous remote controls. Its functions make it the perfect entertainment application.

Online Content: equinux will deliver fresh content to your Mac. New movie trailers, wallpapers, radio and TV stations will keep your MediaCentral up to date. Depending on your preferred language, you'll get updated with German or English content. Nicht schlecht, was?

Play while you work: MediaCentral supports three window sizes in addition to the full-screen mode. A menu bar and hot-keys have been integrated to make changing between the small, medium, large and full-screen modes even easier.

It's all about you: Build your own media library with "My MediaCentral". Just add your favorite pictures, songs, movies, flash games or animations and TV streams to give your digital theater a personal touch.

Serve locally - or use a network server: All your favorite media content can - of course - be stored directly on your Mac. You don't have enough free space? No problem: Just go ahead and create a media repository on a network server and put an alias in your "My MediaCentral" folder that refers to the content. MediaCentral will recognize the aliases and play the files - wherever they are stored.

Media-licious!: MediaCentral is a truly multi-talented application: Enter any disc containing pictures, videos and music to have it automatically analyzed. The content will be displayed in the appropriate categories. Isn't that intuitive?

Widen your perspective: TV shows are broadcasted in 4:3, movies feature 16:9 or even 20:9 - how can a single piece of software handle all this? Nevermind - simply choose the appropriate ratio for your current media.

MediaCentral fully localized Due to popular demand, the MediaCentral interface and menus have been localized in German and English.

Universally Ingenious: The latest version of MediaCentral is Universal and is fully compatible with the brand new Intel Macs. Be sure to download MediaCentral today.


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