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Updated: Big Screen Headlines v0.8.5

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I’ve just posted an update to Big Screen Headlines (for Vista Media Center)  on the mobilewares site – v0.8.5 (Previous version was v0.8.4 – released on Jan 15). 

If you are currently using Big Screen Headlines – your existing version is due to expire sometime in the next 24-48 hours (depending on what time zone you are located in – or may have expired already!).

Whats New/Changed in v0.8.5

This is a minor update – (again) not too much changed, and mainly to allow beta users to keep using this product after tonight.
Here’s a quick summary of what was changed :

– Extended Trial Period : The new trial expiry date has been set to 1-June-2007. (another 3 months extension) 

– Partial Support for Media RSS Feeds :  Using this new feature – you can now browse (some) feeds where streaming Media is supplied (for Media RSS Feeds – the streaming links don’t come up as Enclosures – so the previous version didn’t support this). This works well with MSN Soapbox as they provide a URL to a streaming WMV video – however it doesn’t work with sites that force you to use their own custom player (ie Google Video / You Tube etc).

Added some new presets (this Blog for example – which wasn’t in previous versions) – plus more importantly – there’s a new section in presets ‘MSN Soapbox’ with links to a number of the popular video feeds (ie. Most Popular, Highest Rated, Comedy, Music, Movies etc etc).

Anyhow please head over to the Big Screen Headlines website for the new installer. If you are upgrading from a previous version – and want to retain your existing OPML files – please read the enclosed ReadMe.TXT file for more instructions. (nb: your ‘favorites’ are stored in your registry – so these will not be lost during the upgrade). 


ps: This app also recently won the ‘Best Vista Media Center Application’ award on the Media Center Show Awards 2006.


Written by mobilewares

March 2, 2007 at 3:37 am

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