Media Browser 2.6 (Atlas) Released

by Damian on June 10, 2012 · 3 comments

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The next version of Media Browser (version 2.6, Atlas) has just been released. The new version can be downloaded here. See below for highlights and changelog.

Highlights:

  • True searching with an on-screen keyboard has been added at all levels. The search screen is produced with ctl-s or the yellow button on your remote or via a search button in the theme
  • Box sets are now a recognized type and can have their metadata downloaded by the internal internet providers. To designate a folder as a box set simply include “[BoxSet]” in the folder name.
  • Playback has been completely revamped for both the internal and external players. Media Browser now has built-in support for MPC-HC, TMT5 and VLC2 offering position tracking and resume support
  • External players can now be setup by both media type and video format (standard or 3D)
  • A “Play All From Here” context menu has been added for episodes
  • A number of defects with the internal player have been resolved
  • The internal metadata providers have been improved in both their ability and speed. You can now have them save a local copy of all metadata and images which can greatly reduce the amount of time required for subsequent refreshes.
  • If you use the internal tmdb provider, it can automatically download actor images
  • Problems starting the service and configurator when MB is not installed in the default location have been solved
  • Many, many more features and bug fixes.

To see the full list of changes and enhancements see here


Important Notes:

  • This version will only install on Windows 7 systems. Hydra marked the end of our Vista support.
  • If using external players, please review your settings in the configurator after upgrading. It was also display a a list of recommended and required settings that should be configured within the player directly. For some players we offer the ability to do this for you with a “configure my player” button.
  • With TMT, we are able to track your playstate, but we are not able to tell it to resume, so unfortunately playback will always start from the beginning.
  • TMT also does not support playlists, so it will not be used if you Play All on a folder.




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Hi, my name is Damian, and I'm tech gadget addict! Although I always had some interest in technology, it wasn't until I got my EX470 and more importantly found Mediasmartserver.net, that my interest became an addiction. My goal, aside from world domination and to see the Mets/Broncos win another championship, is to set up the perfect digital home where all my media is available at the click of a button. When I am not writing for Mediasmartserver.net you can find me over at my blog at http://www.adigitalhomeblog.com or follow me on twitter


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Comp1962 June 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Just installed it to give it a wirl. Which add-ins do you recommend?

Damian June 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Can’t remember which ones I was using (I think the Pearl Theme was a favorite of mine, movie trailers, etc…). If I remember , most of the add ons which are paid apps at least let you try. Every time I sit down at my PC to update to the latest MB and test two little buggars stop by to bug me lol

Arthur Clyne June 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I like the changes to how playback is handled. Been having a few problems after messing around with a codec pack.

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