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.
New Server 3.0.5306 Beta Released
Posted by Luke , 11 July 2014 · 169 views
This is largely another infrastructure release. Here's the highlights:
Xbmc metadata support out of the box (plugin is now obsolete)
New video player layout in the web client
Improved seeking while transcoding for the web client & roku, coming soon to other apps
New mobile tap-hold menus
Improved log page
Subtitle download scheduled task
Latest item groupings
Season overview fetching from Tmdb
Episode image fetching from Tmdb
Chapter images now part of regular refresh
Xbmc Metadata Support
Xbmc metadata support is now included out of the box and requires no configuration. It just works. For new users coming from Xbmc, we can read your nfo's and get you up and running very quickly.
New Video Player Design
The new video player in the web client is much prettier and will make use of your logo images. The mobile version is also much simpler now and takes advantage of the browser's native controls.
New Mobile Tap Hold Menus
The new mobile tap hold menus will give you quick access to all of your favorite functions.
Better Seeking While Transcoding
You will notice this in the mobile web client, and in the Roku beta. Other clients will soon update to take advantage of this.
New Log Page
If you need to post a log for debugging purposes, now you can access any of your log files from within the web client, under Help -> Logs.
New List View
Many users prefer a plain list view while navigating, and we've listened. It's available on several screens.
Subtitle Download Scheduled Task
Subtitles are normally downloaded when new videos or added or refreshed manually. But now the scheduled task can help fill in the gaps as well.
Latest Item Groupings
The web client will now group latest items together by series or album.
Season Overview Fetching from Tmdb
Episode Images from Tmdb
Tvdb remains the default tv image fetcher, but Tmdb has been added as an option due to the wonderful quality of their episode images (sometimes 1080p and beyond).
These are now generated when new content is added, in addition to the scheduled task. We want to remove the need to run scheduled tasks manually and leave them to what they're supposed to be - scheduled tasks.
Api security has been revamped, and going forward, applications will require either your password or your permission via an api key in order to communicate with Media Browser. We are in discussion with both Sickbeard and Nzbdrone to receive notifications from them when new content is added.
You'll be able to generate api keys for both of these applications which you will then enter into their configuration. If they don't have a key, they will not have access to your Media Browser Server. You can be sure we're doing everything we can to secure your data. Note: existing Media Browser apps will be given a grace period to migrate to the new authentication system.
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.
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NEW COMMENT= New comment since your last visit
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Download beta = It could be a BETA, RC(Release Candidate) and even a ALPHA version of the software.
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Download (developer's site) = A link to the software developer site.
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