Earlier this week I ran across yet another media-center front end for the Mac and wanted to share a bit of what I discovered with you. MediaCentral has many of the features you’ve come to expect in media-center software including: DVD/video-file playback, movie trailer integration, iTunes functionality, live TV interface and photo viewing.
Version 1.2 also adds support for some nifty features like:
Album iPhoto integration with slideshow presentations
SoundSets that can be associated with a variety of actions
Album cover artwork displayed while playing songs
Corresponding movie poster shown while scrolling through the trailer list
I like the way MediaCentral uses straightforward keyboard mapping for control of the software, but for those of you looking for something a little less cumbersome one MC user has devised cell-phone based remote control for the system.
MediaCentral is a free download and fully compatible with Intel and PowerPC Macs. The software is still relatively new and it would appear as if certain functionalities like DTS support aren’t in place yet, but the software still looks very promising.