Media Center Status Application addin updated

Media Center Status Application addin updated

Media Center Status Application is an addin for Windows Media Center that enables you to share what you are watching or listen to via Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow your friends and have Media Center display your friend’s tweets. It will post on your Facebook wall the info about the content you are watching/listening to and it can also push out updates via XML.

Version 0.6.8 has just been released which fixes Twitter API 1.1 logins. There is a 32-bit version and 64-bit version available for download and the app is completely free.

More info on the developers website.

Using Media Center Status Application you can easily keep your friends in Facebook or Twitter up to date on what you watch and listen in Media Center. Application makes a Facebook wall post based on the media that is currently playing. Wall post will contain media name and optionally also media details fetched from Amazon. Twitter tweet is simpler and only contain text. You can also update the status to XML file and use it in any way you wish.

You can also follow your Twitter friends tweets using the application. You will get a notification in Media Center whenever someone you follow tweets. Tweet is shown 5 or 10 seconds depending on length of the tweet. Dialogs will automatically disappear after 5 or 10 seconds, or you can close it immediately by pressing OK in the tweet dialog (just press OK on remote control).
Status updates
You can fully customize the status strings. By default, if you’re watching recorded TV, live TV, DVD or video, your status is updated to “is watching [program/video/DVD]”.

If you’re recording TV program, your status will be updated to “is recording [program]”.

If you’re watching pictures, you status will be changed to “is looking at pictures”.

If you’re listening to music status will be “is listening to [artist] – [track/album]”. You may configure if status will be updated per track or per album.

Application checks Media Center status every 10 seconds (configurable) and only updates the status if change is detected.

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