Charlie Owen has the best look at the new build of Windows Media Center in Windows 7. Charlie has posted details of the pre-beta build of Windows Media Center and included some detailed screenshots. It looks like for the first time since Vista Windows Media Center is going to get some visual changes!
- The Start Menu gets a slight update, I have seen this in action a few weeks ago and it’s not a massive change but it does look better and it remembers where you were last
- The now playing thumbnail is bigger
- Music performance improvements
- Much better details view and improved now playing
- Improved Ratings
- Turbo Scroll, this is something that you have to see in action to get and if you have large libraries you will love this!
- Improved Picture library including new slideshows, and Shared Libraries
- TV Feature Pack is including in Windows 7!
- New clickable seek bar in TV and videos
- Online Media replaced with “Extras”
- New text entry screen
- New gadgets for the sidebar
Charlie has a real details look at the features and some great screen shots, and the great news is that I will be talking to Charlie about the new version of Windows Media Center on the [tmcs] very soon
I recommend all Media Center users read Charlie’s post