The Media Browser Store Is On The Way

by Damian on March 17, 2011 · 3 comments

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If you are currently a Media Browser user you know there is a “donation” structure in place. The core Media Browser remained free, however, donations were required to access certain plugins (such as CoverArt). Well, it appears the Media Browser developers are looking to expand this a bit further with the introduction of the Media Browser Store. The store will be introduced next week along with the expected release of the next version of Media Browser (code name Titan). See below for some Q&A and check out the original post on the Media Browser site. Of course make sure to check back here next week as I will cover the release of Titan.

  • Will media browser still accept donations? Yes. We will still accept donations of any amount you wish to contribute. All donations are greatly appreciated and encourage the continued development of the product.
  • Will media browser core still be free? Yes We are committed to keeping the core media browser product a free and open offering.
  • Will there still be a way to get multiple features for less? Yes. In addition to the individual plug-in features, we will also provide bundles of plug-ins at a discount. 3rd parties can also provide these bundles of their plug-ins.
  • What if I’m already a MB supporter? Nothing will change. If you have already contributed at a level that gives you access to certain plug-ins, you will continue to have that access. Additionally, depending on the total amount you have contributed in the past, you may also gain access to some of the newer plug-in features (from the MB team only).
  • I’m a plug-in/theme developer. How do I get my plug-in into the store and how do I use the MB supporter key validation? More information will be coming on this soon. If you have specific questions right now, drop a line to and we will do our best to answer them.

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Ricardo March 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

And for those of you that complained that MyMovies wasn’t completely free and that you had to pay for additional options, there you have it. It looks like MB is taking the same approach as MyMovies.

Schatzman March 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

I personally am ok with this. A project like this will always hit a stand still or … never really be the best if people aren’t receiving some form of compensation. I for one would never sign up for a renewing fee (monthly, yearly ect…) but paying for something 1 time is cool with me so long as it makes sense. Time for all of us is precious and the immense amount of time many people have put into this project with nothing financially in return makes it something unsustainable for a long term project. So … as long as it’s reasonable, sure, have it be like “apps” on your favorite smart phone of choice. Core is free, additional options are small fee … seems reasonable to me, especially for what you get in return.

Rob March 18, 2011 at 9:47 am

I think that this is a good move on the MediaBrowser teams part. They can’t keep providing such a great plugin for free and because of the success they’ve had they can’t now move to a paid model so having premium themes and the like is the next logical step.

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