Media Browser 2.2.8 Released

by Damian on September 22, 2010 · 5 comments

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For anyone using Windows Media Center, Media Browser is a must plug in. Last night the next version of Media Browser, version 2.2.8 (Orion) was just released. I have been experiencing an annoying issue with covers appearing properly, so hopefully this latest release fixes the issue. Also, one significant change is that even though the core Media Browser will remain free, there are several features/plugins (such as Movie Trailers) that can only be accesses through donations. The latest Media Browser can be downloaded here. I have been traveling the past few days so I can’t write too much about, but stay tuned as in the coming weeks I hope to do a full review of the latest Media Browser.


  • Extended MediaInfo support with improved performance, detection and flexible custom image management through ImagesByName. Have a look here for details.
  • Various fixes for the High Quality Thumbnail plugin, improving performance and reliability
  • Default theme has been improved. Some new features have been added and various bugs have been squashed
  • Actor roles are now supported for TV Series through both Internet Providers as local metadata.
  • Internet Providers now fetch studios for movies and tv shows
  • Media files can now be deleted properly right after they have been played
  • The configurator interface has been cleaned up and offers some new options including additional extensions for external players

Complete Changelog:

To see a full list of the tracker topics for these changes, have a look here.

Important Notes:

  • All Media Browser supporters will now have access to 3 very awesome plugins: Trailers, CoverArt and the pearl theme, you should get an email with your supporter key in the next few days.
  • Several plug-ins will require upgrades to work with this version. Be sure and check all your installed plug-ins for available updates.
  • It’s recommended to clear the cache after updating to Orion. Media Browser will likely rebuild anyway and SQLite users can benefit from a new optimized SQLite database file

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Alex Kuretz September 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Let me guess, we lose our “Watched” status as seems to occur with every release? :(

Damian September 28, 2010 at 2:58 am

I have to update one of my HTPCs with the latest MediaBrowser and will try to confirm if I lose my watched status.

Damian September 28, 2010 at 5:44 am


I just installed 2.2.8 on my Laptop and my watched status remained in tact

Alex Kuretz September 28, 2010 at 8:12 am

A very pleasant surprise since we’ve lost the watched status over the past few releases, as I recall. Do you use the SQLite database on that system? I’ll update my HTPCs this weekend probably.

Damian September 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

On my laptop I don’t use the SQLite db. On my HTPC I do but I haven’t upgraded that one yet (although I have been thinking about canning the SQLite function as I think it may be causing some problems on my side). There is a Playstate folder (C:ProgramData/MediaBrowser/Cache), I wonder if you backed this up and restored it after an upgrade (assuming you lost your watched status) if that would bring it back

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