nessMediaCenter
nessMediaCenter
1.8.1

3.5

nessMediaCenter free download for Mac

nessMediaCenter

1.8.1
06 November 2019

Make your Mac an optimal media center.

Overview

nessMediaCenter enables you to use your Mac as your primary media center. It is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row with latest Mac technology:

  • Easy to use with a clean look and feel
  • Direct access to movie / picture folder and volumes
  • Support of Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes and Photos App media including DRM (AppStore movies and TV shows)
  • Access to DLNA / UPnP media server and its media (pictures and videos)
  • Comfortable selection of DVDs, EyeTV movies, PDF documents, pictures and videos in all common formats
  • Controllable by Apple remote control, "NV Remote II" app on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, trackpad, magic mouse or keyboard

The media center offers the following functionality:

  • Choice of background color, selection color and font color / size
  • Activation / deactivation of content
  • Ad hoc construction of playlists with pictures, movies, media shows, PDF documents
  • Presentation of this playlist or single media
  • iTunes control to switch playlists / tracks or start / stop playback (including informations of the current track)
  • Mark of unplayed movies which are stored in iTunes (if iTunes is started).
  • Automatic dimming of the screen after five minutes
  • Optional automatic display of the media center at application start
  • Optional EyeTV activation or computer shutdown by selection of exit

During a presentation several functions are available:

  • Increase of playback speed (up to 64x)
  • Endless playback
  • Sorting by name, path or random
  • Fullscreen switch (e.g. for different presentations on 2 displays)
  • Aspect ratio (4:3; 16:9; 21:9)
  • Zooming
  • Language selection (track activation; if available)
  • DVD: selection of the default language (including automatic selection of audio passthrough if available)

What's new in nessMediaCenter

Version 1.8.1:
  • Adaptions for macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Access to the media of the Photos App via System Framework (MLMediaLibrary)
  • Music Playback via Music App Control (Catalina) or iTunes (older macOS)
  • Protected movie blayback via TV App (Catalina) or iTunes (older macOS)

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2 nessMediaCenter Reviews

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MediaFan
17 January 2014

Most helpful

My first impression: the interface is far away from cool, but with a good contrast. Direct access to folders and volumes is a good idea, and DVDs and EyeTV movies are displayed as movies (and not as folders). But if I select a EyeTV movies, then EyeTV is started and it gets bumpy. Same for iTunes (AppStore) movies, but I guess this is the only way. What I really dislike is the metadata display: for DVDs I only see a cover (after some time) and no description. Finally: it is a suitable substitute for Front Row, even if I miss its interface.
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Version 1.4
louisk
10 January 2015
For me nessMediaCenter works fine!
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Version 1.6.1
MediaFan
17 January 2014
My first impression: the interface is far away from cool, but with a good contrast. Direct access to folders and volumes is a good idea, and DVDs and EyeTV movies are displayed as movies (and not as folders). But if I select a EyeTV movies, then EyeTV is started and it gets bumpy. Same for iTunes (AppStore) movies, but I guess this is the only way. What I really dislike is the metadata display: for DVDs I only see a cover (after some time) and no description. Finally: it is a suitable substitute for Front Row, even if I miss its interface.
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
FINESS Software UG
FINESS Software UG
18 January 2014
On request you can use "nessMediaCenter for Mavericks" (64 Bit) which plays EyeTV movies within nessMediaCenter (and not EyeTV). With "Movie Info" (available at the File menu), metadata (cover and description) can be set for DVDs, movies and media shows. The metadata will be saved inside the DVD folder if possible, the display is fast and you decide what will be displayed.
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