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nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: 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 (iTunes Store movies and TV shows), comfortable selection of DVDs, EyeTV movies, PDF documents, pictures and videos in all common formats, Media center and media presentations can be controlled by Apple remote control, NV Remote II for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, trackpad, Magic mouse or keyboard. Home entertainment as its purest - comfortable and relaxing, from the couch, armchair, bed or directly at the Apple computer.

Trialware $12
OS: Mac
File size: 4.4MB
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Latest version

1.8.4 (August 17, 2021)


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Download nessMediaCenter 1.8.4 64-bit  4.4MB  Mac

Software License

Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $12)

Supported operating systems

MacMac OS

Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

17. August 2021: 64 bit version 1.8.4 available (incl. 64 bit version in the Mac App Store)
Native support of Apple Silicon M1

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All features

Through nessMediaCenter the most different media can be presented:
Movies (videos, TV shows, podcasts, EyeTV movies, live streams)
PDF documents
supported media
The media center offers the following content:
pictures, DVDs, movies, media shows, PDFs and EyeTV movies on (local) volumes
pictures or movies from Aperture, iPhoto and iTunes
(incl. movies, TV shows and podcasts loaded from iTunes Store)
pictures and movies from a wide range of DLNA / UPnP media server
(Fritz!Box NAS, Plex, PS3, Serviio, Twonky, XBMC)
RSS feeds (video podcasts) and their media from Miro
(independent of the download state)
movie trailers in various languages
cinema movies from internet
(e.g. BBC iPlayer, FreeMoviesCine, MyVideo, YouTube)
videos from internet
(e.g., Arte, DailyMotion, LastFM, Spiegel online, YouTube,
Austrian / German / Netherlands / Swiss television)
live streams (television channels, movies, music videos, news)
link collections with more than 2500 cinema movies, serials, music and entertainment videos
supported application mediasupported providers
The media center offers the following functionality:
Choice of background color and font color / size
Activation / deactivation of content
Ad hoc construction of playlists with pictures, movies, 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 after application start
Optional EyeTV activation or computer shutdown by selection of exit
color choicefont size choice
Through "Movie Info" a cover / preview and description can be set for DVDs / movies and media shows.
For unprotected movies which are stored in iTunes, the last play position will be resumed and saved on exit (if iTunes is started).

During a presentation several functions are available:
Aspect ratio (4:3; 16:9; 21:9)
Language selection (if available)
DVD: selection of the default language (including automatic selection of audio passthrough if available)
presentation menu
nessMediaCenter offers among others the following special features:
most of the internet provider content is shown by categories and can additionally be filtered by criterias like: highest rating, most viewed,
recently added, page 1 - n
the ad hoc playlist does not only allow it to select plenty of media which will be presented continuously, but also the selection of categories,
albums and folders
for slower internet connections, internet content can be optionally presented in lower quality
(currently Arte, ARD- & ZDF-Mediathek, DailyMotion, Spiegel Online, Vimeo, YouTube)
in opposite to iPhoto, pictures and movies can be presented continuously
in opposite to EyeTV, the same cover picture will be shown for EyeTV movies by "Movie Info"
EyeTV movies can easily & comfortable be started even if VLC instead of EyeTV is installed
EyeTV, iTunes or VLC can be controlled by remote control if one of these applications is frontmost

System requirements
Apple Macintosh Computer (PowerPC or Intel) with the following operating systems:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) - at least
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)
Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks)
1 GB working memory minimum
6 MB free storage space on the hard disk for the nessMediaCenter software

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