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My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:07 am
by mark1234
A new add-in for 7/8MC to replace the built in photo screensaver.

http://www.mymemoriesmc.com/

Looks interesting. I do like the default screensaver, but it only shows the same handful of photos over and over again. I wonder if this is better at chosing a wider range of pictures.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:50 pm
by jagrime2
Will definitely be trying this out as it looks like something my wife is going to love.. she hates that the extenders don't have the photo screensaver.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:20 pm
by STC
Wow, I initially thought from your post title Mark, that you were throwing in the Media Center towel!

:D

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:38 pm
by makryger
Looks promising! I too was unimpressed with whatever algorithm populates the photo wall... Maybe ill try this when i get home. Would be good for the GAF.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:41 pm
by Doctor Feelgood
STC wrote:Wow, I initially thought from your post title Mark, that you were throwing in the Media Center towel!

:D

Same here - glad I came in anyway! :P

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:37 pm
by mark1234
STC wrote:Wow, I initially thought from your post title Mark, that you were throwing in the Media Center towel!

:D
:)

Nah, I'm stuck with it for a while yet!

When I first saw the add-in's name I thought of an actual history of Media Centre. That would be interesting, but only to a very small audience.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:37 pm
by sccrgoalie1
This is looking good so far. I also like the ability to interact with the screen saver. We are one of those families that gets stuck watching the screen saver, so I'm really looking forward to watching this.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:52 pm
by barnabas1969
I installed the free demo last night. Works well so far. It definitely shows pictures that the built-in screen saver never showed.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:57 pm
by Bryan
I like the look of that as well. We have well over 10,000 family pictures on our server, Media Center definitely doesn't show most of them. Will have to try it out soon.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:14 pm
by barnabas1969
I paid the 5 bucks for the full version. Very nice indeed.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:40 am
by RyC
I just tried this out as well. Like others have said, it's showing pictures I've never seen with the regular WMC screensaver. It's also getting the dates correct on the pictures. The WMC screensaver always showed only one date on all the pictures for me.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:56 pm
by aeblank
Does anyone know how to adjust the dim time on an xbox?

I'd like the xbox to dim after 1/2 hour or something, instead of 10 minutes. The dashboard only gives enabled and disabled (which doesn't even work).

I bought it too, btw. Didn't even try the trial first....

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:54 pm
by 3rob3
I bought it too, really nice. Great to see someone still developing for Media Cenetr.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:55 pm
by barnabas1969
Since I installed it, I've noticed that my HTPC doesn't sleep correctly. I'm going to keep a closer eye on it to see if I can figure out the cause.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:41 am
by twiseva
Looks nice ... especially the ability to use on extenders (even without the animations). A couple of questions:

- Does it keep track of what it has and has not displayed before and not repeat in between extecutions?
- How does it choose the groups to display? Is it totally random or by date or directory?
- Can it display other meta data -- I'd like to see at least title (Better yet configurable).

I'll probably grab simply for the extender capability even if does not do the above.

On a related note:

So I got fed up with the MS built-ins a while back and am currently using gPhotoShow with custom links within 7MC to kick them off. It has an ability to save a set of parameters that define how it operates as a standalone screensaver -- and hence I have several of them to do differing types of slideshows. It can do a snapshot type of photoshow (big picture in background overlayed by smaller snapshots) but has additional metadata capabilities such as title. It also can be set to only choose pictures on a specific screen from the same directory. And even better it remembers what it has and has not shown so far ... It even does random video clips which is way cool.

And no I am not affiliated with gPhotoShow at all :-)

Cheers, Tony.

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:27 pm
by aquadextrous
Does anybody still have the setup files for My Memories? I'd like to try it as the WMC screensaver but the website is dead and i cant seem to find any installers on TGB or online :(

Thanks in advance :)

Re: My Memories for Windows Media Center

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:36 pm
by StinkyImp
aquadextrous wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Does anybody still have the setup files for My Memories?
I "think" this plugin was developed by Mark Terborg, the developer of RecordedTVHD.

You might be able to talk him into releasing the installers??

He's a member of The Green Button forum.

Sometimes he responds on the RecordedTVHD forum.

He runs a business called MJT Software & Services Inc. Their contact info is here.

If you're successful, maybe he would allow it to be uploaded to the Green Button archives? :D