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Equinux Releases MediaCentral 2.5

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Equinux Releases MediaCentral 2.5 Reply with quote

Equinux Releases MediaCentral 2.5
Friday, December 15, 2006
Posted by: Brian

Equinux has released MediaCentral 2.5, the latest version of its media center solution for the Mac. According to the company, "MediaCentral 2.5, expands its feature set within the DVD module. Users can now enjoy watching their favorite DVDs in Dolby Digital Surround sound. Settings for sound, audio tracks, subtitles and angles can be changed either via keystrokes or within the new DVD Options Menu. This content menu elegantly fades in over the screen while watching a movie. All of MediaCentral's features benefit from a variety of performance enhancements integrated into this latest release. The speed of navigating through large DVD libraries has been greatly improved." The MediaCentral 2.5 update is free to all MediaCentral 2.x users. For new users the cost is $29.95.

Version 2.5.0 Features:
- New: Support for Dolby Digital Surround-Sound (AC-3)
- New: An options menu has been added to the DVD menu for added convenience
- Navigation speed in DVD libraries has been improved dramatically
- The stability of QuickTime playback has been improved
- Auto-tuning for DVB-T/DTT is more stable in situations with low reception quality
- All Real Audio streams are now played properly in the Radio module
- MediaCentral is fully localized in English, German, Chinese, Dutch, Russian, Italian, Czech, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, and French



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forget, isn't this the one with the 15-minute preview?

Hmmm.. I might finally be interested in this. I'm FINALLY getting a new TV, after months of paying out-of-the-blue bills (car breakdowns).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Equinux Releases MediaCentral 2.5 Reply with quote

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- New: Support for Dolby Digital Surround-Sound (AC-3)


Finally! That is great news. Very Happy

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I forget, isn't this the one with the 15-minute preview?


The demo is a stinker, but don't let that hold you back from giving it a try.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still no support / driver added for the hybird freecom dvb-t stick then ?! ie the digital / analogue version Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:31 am    Post subject: Mission completed... Reply with quote

Good news - 2.5 works great. Dolby Digital 5.1 is finally available. Very Happy

Flaws: the new DVD options menu is not that elegant as equinux claims and one of the features did not work: pressing "c" on the keyboard should switch between 16:9 and a new "zoom" mode. The later would be very helpful in viewing older 4:3 letterboxed DVDs on a large 16:9 screen. However, it did not have any effect on my MacMini setup. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would somebody recommend a decent area mic for this product. The skype feature intrigues me but what can work from underneath a tv set to a range of 4metres?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Would somebody recommend a decent area mic for this product. The skype feature intrigues me but what can work from underneath a tv set to a range of 4metres?


I've read some good things about the Blue Snowball mic, but I don't know what kind of quality you'll get at 4 meters. The iSight's mic ain't shabby either.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope there's a new iSight announced then next week Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone confirm if the MediaCentral v2.6.1 works with Freecom USB stick? I tried using the demo version but it always hang when trying to scan for channels. Am at a loss since there aren't any mac version s/w that will support the Freecom.
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