MediaCentral 2 media center software adds features

Equinux has released MediaCentral 2, a new version of its media center software for the Macintosh. MediaCentral 2.0 costs $29.95.

MediaCentral helps turn your Mac into a home theater system, acting as the hub application to control IP TV, online video from sites like Google Video and YouTube, digital TV control, movies, video podcasts, DVDs, games, music, radio, pictures and photos and more.

New to MediaCentral 2 is Universal binary support for Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. It now works with IP TV streams; MediaCentral works with Real Player and Windows Media Player, as well (including Flip4Mac support). Equinux now provides fresh content for MediaCentral users. Google and YouTube video support is new. You can also create your own media library with “My MediaCentral,” that lets you add your favorite pictures, songs, movies and more.

Other new features in MediaCentral 2 include the ability to support three different window sizes; DVB-T support (a terrestrial digital broadcast standard used in Europe, Africa and Asia); electronic program guide (EPG); iTunes videocast support; access to VIDEO_TS folders from ripped DVD content; better control over playback and much more.

A demo version is available for download. System requirements call for a G4/1GHz or faster, Mac OS X v10.4 or later and an active Internet connection.

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