Major new version of TunerFreeMCE

Martin Millmore has released a major new version of TunerFreeMCE.  It looks like Martin has added a huge list of features and he has took the decision to focus on Windows 7 as Vista doesn’t support some of the features that the new version of TunerFree needs. I don’t blame Martin for going this route the Widows 7 Media Center has better API support and is used by the majority of users.

You can will be able to get the new version directly from Windows Media Center soon via the Made for Media Center apps store addin or download from the website, the new version will be in the app store soon and the older version for Windows Vista is here

  • A new popup screen for managing the TV programs, allowing you to play the program, set a timer recording to record other showings of the program if you have a TV tuner configured, and if the program supports it you can add it to a playlist or download it (the last two work for BBC WMV programs, but not flash).
  • When playing flash content, sometimes the mouse didn’t click in the right place. Now you can mode the cursor round the screen with the remote by pressing the cursor keys, and OK to click. This allows you to play even the most troublesome programs.
  • The interface is now touchscreen enabled, so if you have a touchscreen media center you can easily navigate through the screens.
  • Plugins are now directly available within the application. When you go to preferences you will see a list of plugins. When you pick one, the system will take care of installing and updating it to keep you up to date with your favourite content.
  • MSN has been removed. This is because there is now a native media center app to support MSN.
  • Improved memory management – only one instance of TunerFreeMCE will be active at any one time

Ian Dixon

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