Media Browser, beginning with version 3, is no longer a single program. It encompasses a large suite of applications all communicating with a central server that manages your library. No longer locked inside Windows Media Center, Media Browser can now bring your entire media library to not only all of the computers on your network, but also many of your portable devices. Whether it's the Roku in the living room, or your tablet on the back porch, Media Browser will bring your media right to you.
Media Browser Server Beta 3.0.5518 Released
Posted by Luke , 09 February 2015 · 924 views
We're back for another go round and we have a pretty exciting beta headed your way. It's packed with features, bug fixes, security improvements, and more.
Server Dashboard refreshed for 2015
The server management interface has been given some minor touchups to stay up to date with trends and make it easier than ever to find what you're looking for.
And it's just as easy when mobile.
Improved Mobile Details
The mobile detail view has been simplified, making it prettier and easier than ever before.
Introducing Media Browser AnyTime for Windows 8.1
Coming soon to Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
We know that sometimes you'd like to have access to your content when you're offline, and we've been working hard to deliver that to our mobile apps. You'll notice sync buttons all througout the web interface:
Sync from Categories:
Sync from detail pages:
Sync from context menus:
These buttons will allow you to create sync jobs to move content to your mobile devices for offline viewing. Sync jobs have a number of options at your disposal, such as:
Quality levels, to save space on the device
Limits to the number of items being synced
Ability to monitor folders and continuously sync newly added content
Ability to remove watched content from the device automatically
Note that the AnyTime feature will require a supporter membership. As always we appreciate your donations as they help keep us running so that we can continue to pursue new projects.
Your users can sync, and you can manage them
As the administrator of your server, you'll have full control over who can sync and who can't.
Users can even monitor their personal sync jobs using the web client:
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AnyTime supports Parental Control, even when offline
The server now allows configuration of an easy pin code for offline access. If utilized this will allow user-specific content to remain protected even when offline, perfect for families and shared devices.
The API now supports url's without the /mediabrowser suffix. When you open the web interface from the tray icon you'll now have a shorter, easier to remember url.
SSL now supported
Thanks to the efforts of Jabbera, SSL is now supported by configuring an HTTPS port and certificate.
Subtitle Encoding Improvements
Thanks to the efforts of Somy and Serios, a number of new character encodings are now supported. We've adopted Mozilla's UniversalDetector library to try and make sure the right encoding is picked for each file.
Thanks to the efforts of a new community member, a new plugin is available in the catalog to generate Roku seek thumbnails.
This provides a nice visual experience when seeking on the device.
In Roku language this is called Bif trick mode, and the thumbnail generation process creates a .bif file. It even has an option to save the .bif file alongside your media for easy archiving.
Important Note: The process to create these thumbnails is slow and will affect your server's CPU. Please take this into consideration when installing the plugin.
This will require an update to the Roku app and will take time to go through Roku's approval process. The update is already available in the beta channel. More information on that can be found at:
Revamped web client search
Searching is much faster and more accessible than ever. Just start typing to see visual results. Expect more improvements with this to come.
Play All From Here
This function is now available for episodes, allowing you to quickly queue up several at once for playback. These can be played locally or sent to another device.
Improved Collection Management
You'll now see the Add to Collection function in many more places throughout the web interface, making it easier than ever to manage them.
New Download Button
Now you can easily download your personal media directly from the web interface.
You can even control which users are allowed access to it:
Opt-In Access Permissions
The permissions for library and channel access have been slightly re-worked. Previously you've been accustomed to having to opt-out, that is, new libraries become visible to users by default. You can now stop this from happening by unchecking the option to enable access to all. This means that if you add a new library or channel, your users may not be able to see it until you've granted them access.
Supply your Personal Fanart.tv API Key
At the request of both Fanart.tv and fans of Fanart, we now have a space where you can enter your fanart personal api key. This will get you access to new images faster as well as other benefits that fanart provides.
Create your own custom CSS
Now you design your own CSS rules and apply them to the web interface. Let us know what you come up with!
Fixed multi-disc folder recognition
Artists tag in audio files is now read
External subtitles in Dlna profiles not being used
Fixed Tmdb foreign language fallback
Unable to parse Nfo's containing only a single url
Media Browser, beginning with version 3, is no longer a single program. It encompasses a large suite of applications all communicating with a central server that manages your library.
No longer locked inside Windows Media Center, Media Browser can now bring your entire media library to not only all of the computers on your network, but also many of your portable devices. Whether it's the Roku in the living room, or your tablet on the back porch, Media Browser will bring your media right to you.
And, we mean right to you as the user profile feature allows you to set up completely different views and options on your library based on who is accessing it. Keep different display styles, parental control levels and watched and favorite status' for all the different members of your household and all of that information travels with the user no matter what client or device they are using.
Start watching something at home on the HTPC and pick it back up where you left off on your phone or tablet on the train.
About Media Browser
This is an application that should be installed on one machine on your network to manage your entire library and feed all of your clients. You only need this on one machine on your network, and that machine needs to be available with the server running for any of the clients to be able to access your media.
It is possible to run the server and one of the clients on the same machine and the server also includes a web-client compatible with any modern html5 browser. More information...
About Media Browser
Embedded within the server is a full-featured html5 client that will allow you to access your library from any modern browser - from anywhere with internet access (proper router configuration will be required).
Together with a rich interface for your library, the web client also contains a full-featured metadata editor that allows you to take complete control of the data associated with your items.
NEW SOFTWARE= New tool since your last visit
NEW VERSION= New version since your last visit
NEW COMMENT= New comment since your last visit
Type and download NO MORE UPDATES? = The software hasn't been updated in over 2 years. NO LONGER DEVELOPED = The software hasn't been updated in over 3 years.
RECENTLY UPDATED = The software has been updated the last 31 days. Freeware = Free software. Free software = Free software and also open source code. Freeware/Adware = Free software but supported by advertising, usually with a included browser toolbar. It may be disabled when installing or after installation. Free software/Adware = Free software and open source code but supported by advertising, usually with a included browser toolbar. It may be disabled when installing or after installation. Trialware = Also called shareware or demo. Trial version available for download and testing with usually a time limit or limited functions. Payware = No demo or trial available. Portable version = A portable/standalone version is available. No installation is required.
v1.0.1 = Latest version available.
Download beta = It could be a BETA, RC(Release Candidate) and even a ALPHA version of the software.
Download (direct link) = A direct link to the software download.
Download (developer's site) = A link to the software developer site.
Download (mirror link) = A mirror link to the software download. It may not contain the latest versions.
Download old versions = Free downloads of previous versions of the program.
Download 64-bit version = If you have a 64bit operating system you can download this version.
Download portable version = Portable/Standalone version meaning that no installation is required, just extract the files to a folder and run directly.
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= Linux version available.
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