New Apps and Dev Tools for Windows Media Center
- Posted: Apr 14, 2010 at 10:21PM
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Former Windows Media Center team member Charlie Owen just put together a package of goodies for Media Center enthusiasts that includes a couple of WMC applications and a suite of developer tools called the “Windows Media Center SDK for Windows 7 Addendum.”
First up is a revamp of Veronica’s Radio, a demo application that was to debut at Mix 06 to show off the Media Center Markup Language. It was eventually cut from the talk, but was made available briefly to those who wanted to install it via a command line interface. Only a few folks ever did, though, due to its not so user-friendly nature. But now, thanks to an email from a WMC fan, Owen modified the markup, updated the radio stations and created an installer for the streaming music app. You can now grab it from here.
He also updated the simple “Time + Date” WMC Extra applet, which does exactly what it sounds like it does: it shows the date and time. The new version now works on Windows 7 and is available here.
Finally, he put together a package of goodies for WMC developers he dubbed the “Windows Media Center SDK for Windows 7 Addendum.” The unofficial collection includes the following tools:
Those are available as a zip file from here.