Chameleon MediaCenter v3.0 Now Available

CMC's 2nd Anniversary Spooktacular Edition

 

To celebrate CMC's 2nd anniversary, we are pleased to release Chameleon MediaCenter v3.0!

 

CMC v3.0 has lots of new features, improvements and bug fixes.  The main goal of v3.0 is to finish the core feature development of the Movie Library.  While there's still a little work to be done, it is nearly feature complete with WMC+MM Plugin.

 

Advanced Filtering (the filter icon) is now implemented, making it easy to find movies based upon Disc Type, Video Format, Audio Format, Parental Rating, Star Rating, and Year.  You can also configure the default Disc Type filter to be applied at start-up, so now you can open CMC to just a page full of 4K UltraHD movies as your default view.

 

Speaking of Parental Ratings, these can now be used to restrict the Movie Screensaver to movies below a set Parental Rating - so no more awkward silences when kids see a wallpaper with mature themes.

 

And speaking of the Movie Screensaver, you can now configure it to only show Unwatched movies, so the slideshow now becomes a feature to help you find a movie to watch.

 

And speaking of finding the next movie to watch, the Similar Movies feature is now implemented (go to a movie's Details page, then scroll right), and it provides a list of similar movies in your collection based upon Genres, Cast & Crew, Parental Rating, Star Rating, Year, and Runtime.  Additionally, recommendations should be age-appropriate based upon the movie you have opened, so you won't see PG-13 movies recommended as similar movies for a G rated title.

 

On the external players front, the newly released DVDFab Player 6 is already supported, VLC is now supported for Blu-ray and DVD playback, and MPC is now supported for Chapter-based DVD Episodes which are also now fully displayed in CMC's TV Series browser.

 

There's also noteworthy improvements to tracking the Watched status for both TV Series and Box Sets, and navigation improvements for Genre and Category filtering.

 

Add in lots of little bug fixes, and CMC v3.0 is the greatest version of Chameleon MediaCenter yet!

 

Check out the Downloads page for more details.  And for a nice write-up of What's New, check out this forum post:  CMC v3.0 & CME 1.1 - Here's What's New!

 

CMC v3.0 is a free upgrade for all users.  For current users, CMC/MM Browser will let you auto-update to Chameleon MediaCenter the next time you run your current version.

 

 

For My Movies Users

 

Do you love collecting movies and TV shows?  Do you love My Movies by Binnerup Consult?  We sure do, and you will love it even more with Chameleon MediaCenter (formerly MM Browser), the ultimate graphical front-end created specifically for My Movies users.

 

Designed to integrate with the powerful My Movies Collection Management solution, Chameleon MediaCenter is a standalone replacement for Windows Media Center and the My Movies plug-in.

 

Microsoft retired Windows Media Center with the release of Windows 10.  Until now, you had to either soldier on with Windows 7/8.1 to maintain your graphical front-end for My Movies, or worse use sketchy and problematic WMC installs on Windows 10 - installs that Microsoft kills twice a year with their forced updates.

 

But let's be honest: Windows 7 is dead, Windows 8.1 is dead, and Windows Media Center is dead.  The landscape now resembles an episode of Game of Thrones, with all your favorites being killed off in their prime.  But like John Snow, My Movies has survived the transition to Windows 10, though perhaps not unscathed.

 

Chameleon MediaCenter solves these issues.  CMC offers a WMC experience in a standalone application, ideal for enjoying your My Movies curated video collection and your too often ignored music collection.

 

For Windows Media Center Fans

 

Chameleon MediaCenter is an easy and fun solution to using My Movies on Windows 10 (plus it works on Win 7 / 8.1 too).  Lightweight and fast, CMC will make it a joy to find your next main event for movie night.  With convenient filters for watched/unwatched titles and genres, 14 different ways to sort your titles, and powerful real-time searches by movie title or actor/crew names, you will quickly find exactly the flick you are looking for in that massive movie collection.

 

Prefer to watch a TV show?  Chameleon MediaCenter let's your browse your collection of TV shows and episodes, and supports playback for individual episodes, even for discs that are still in ISO format.

 

After you select your movie or show to watch, Chameleon MediaCenter can automatically mount movies from your online collection and launch PowerDVD, DVDFab Player, MPC, VLC or Win10 Movies & TV to play them.  CMC can also autoplay inserted discs, allowing you to enjoy your offline collection and rentals.

 

Unlike competing solutions, you won't have to futz around with play script files to get your media playing  with your favorite DVD/Blu-ray player - we figure this all out for you and program it right into Chameleon MediaCenter.

 

For Music Lovers

 

Chameleon MediaCenter is more than just a replacement for the previous My Movies Windows Media Center based solution.  CMC includes a Music Library with world-class audio playback provided by the Un4seen BASS Audio Library.  The CMC Music Library imitates the WMC Music Library, so you'll be right at home in no time enjoying your prized music collection.

 

Free for Small Collections, Free to Try for Large Collections

 

Chameleon MediaCenter is free to use for collections up to 101 titles.  And for the price of a single Blu-ray movie, you can use CMC to tame a monster movie & music collection of any size.

 

There's just too much functionality to list it all on this page.  You can learn more by checking out the Features page.  Or better yet, go ahead and download Chameleon MediaCenter and give it a whirl.