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

Start Menu

Music Details

0 thoughts on “Details of Windows Media Center in the PDC Build of Windows 7”
  1. Beat me to the punch! LOL I lost internet for 30 minutes due to this storm…just before publishing!!

    Loving the new features though and this is just an alpha build.

  2. Will the current generation of media centre extenders work with Windows7, or will they require a firmware upgrade, or will we need new extenders entirely?

  3. It looks great and good job to everyone at Microsoft!!! If windows 7 is more modular, wlll Media Center require a seperate install or will be something you checked off during the install?

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