I love Mediacenter and Mediabrowser. But with the advent of the new metro UI in Win8, I can see Mediacenter going away and just running the Metro UI for my media needs. Will you guys be making an amazing metro UI app? If its a matter of resources, I will devote some development time and expertise to this. Let me know. Thanks.
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If MB continues into Win8 it will probably be a completely different animal and mostly removed from Media Center.
I hate the Metro UI look all those squares what ever happened to style :(
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I’m posting to this one as it’s a request (and so voteable). I do really like the idea, bu there’s a couple limitations that may make such a project a little tricky:
DirectShow is not supported in Metro RT. This means that you would not be able to use any DirectShow codecs, but instead either bundle your own into the app or rely on Media Foundation codecs, which seem to be fewer and far between. This would mean that many videos won’t be able to play.
Media Browser allows you to have separate WMC tiles for your directories, such as Movies and TV shows. As far as I can tell, this cannot be implemented in a Metro RT application, because each application can only have one start tile associated with it. There may be a slightly messy workaround, where you have the standard MB app, and then you have TV Shows and Movies apps, which sole purpose is to launch MB and tell it to display Movies or TV shows. This thing, though, is fairly minor.