Major Turning Point For Media Center Plug-Ins
MCExtended | Hosted HTML applications work okay for Media Center plug-ins now, but the concept leaves much to be desired. The holy grail of Media Center plug-ins should be to be able to integrate the plug-in directly using the Media Center interface and not HTML.
James at MCExtended is busy developing a way to do just this, and it’s simply amazing what the results are! Below is a screenshot of a new weather plug-in for Media Center 2005. Not only does it have a great look and feel that fits in with Media Center, but it's actually being displayed as part of the Media Center interface and not HTML! If you don't understand what that means, it's okay. Just take a look at this thread, and download the latest release. Once installed, you will see exactly what I’m talking about and you will quickly start to think about how this will be a huge turning point for Media Center development. Keep up the great work, James. This is truly and excellent project!