Apr 192006

A beta release of version 1.14 is available for installation for those who would like to try it. Please note that not this is not a final release, and there are still a few features that are not implemented (eg: The “Now Playing” screen does not display in HD mode).

New Features and Bug fixes include:

  • Resume movie support (for Simese users only).
  • Wikipedia Integration.
  • PHP5 support
  • Corrected the screen size in HD browser mode.
  • Updated language files (es).
  • Added a series of environment tests to help detect Linux installation problems.
  • All video files are added to the database, regardless of whether GetID3 thinks that are valid files or not!
  • Added missing MPAA ratings (“PG”, “Unrated” and “Not Rated”).
  • Better handling of ratings between BBFC and MPAA rating schemes.
  • Better playlist support (tested with Winamp and Windows Media Player).
  • Fixed searching issues.
  • Fixed the bug where Mozilla wasn’t detected properly.
  • Fixed pagination problems on the “update movie details” pages.
  • Finally fixed the bug where load/save playlist didn’t redirect to the correct page.
  • Added “divx” as a valid movie file extension.

To install the beta version, please see the instructions posted to the Beta forum. As always, please report any bugs that you find to the forums…

Sep 182004

Development on the SwissCenter continues and I anticipate that the first public release will be made available for Windows users before October, with full testing completed on the Linux version sometime towards the end of October.

Take a look at the screenshots section to find out what the SwissCenter interface looks like.

Features that will be present in the first public version include:

  • Create, edit, load and save your custom playlists from within the SwissCenter interface – No more manually creating them on your PC.

In addition, the following features are enabled if your ShowCenter hardware and/or the computer on which the SwissCenter interface is running is connected to the Internet:

  • Access Internet Radio Stations*

  • View Weather forecasts for up to 5 days

  • Self-Updating – You can download and Install a new version of the SwissCenter whenever it’s available directly from the interface itself.

  • Download new UI Styles directly from this website from within the SwissCenter interface.

*Shoutcast Radio Stations are only available if you have upgraded youe ShowCenter firmware to version 1.5