This has got to be the best TV & Movie navigating addition. It adds a visually cool interface that blows away other media players like PS3, WDTV and similar.
This is the only YouTube players that works within Media Center and on Extenders. It is a great little add-in and that also introduced me to some other on-line streaming content. It is a bit slow and YouTube content looks pretty bad but it does the job.
I use this tool for customizing the user interface. It’s not that it looks bad, it’s just that it is fun to change the text, re-arranging icons and customizing backgrounds. Once I found the option for “Entry Points” that would link directly into Media Browser folders, I was then complete.
Not all file formats play properly but I still think that Media Center has the most options of playable content compared to other media streamers. To fill in the gaps I use this collection of codecs to get almost anything to play. I have found one issue with MKVs on the XBox, where it will not play properly if they have sub titles or DTS sound, but I can work around this for now.
The TV Guide and PVR features with Meida Center are where I think it stands out the most. The Guide data however has poor labels for channels such as Fox29 shows as WUTV. I can’t remember the call letters for all the channels. This tool replaces those plain grey call letters with the proper colourful logo for the channel.