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The Mac Media Center Project, an open source project to develop a complete media center interface for the Mac mini, launched this past week. There’s already links up for how to connect all your A/V hardware (also see Engadget’s how-to for more on that), but the […]

The Mac Media Center Project, an open source project to develop a complete media center interface for the Mac mini, launched this past week. There’s already links up for how to connect all your A/V hardware (also see Engadget’s how-to for more on that), but the crux of the project is developing integrated software to support the Mac mini as a media center. I can’t wait to see what these guys come up with for a 10-foot-interface! If you want to get involved, there’s ample opportunity to contribute code, graphics, or just feature requests, though most of the coordinator positions have already been filled.

Despite rumors that Apple may be up to something similar themselves, it’s great to see users making the products our own. (Okay, their own. I’m in no shape to develop fun things like that.)

  1. Ever built a Media Center? We did and it can also run Front Row if you can install it.

    Melbourne Australia, Dec. 1, 2005 —
    http://www.Geniecommands.com, Delivering a complete Programmable Media
    Center Solution. Software company Geniecommands today introduced
    an exciting new Macintosh software program designed to give consumers
    more control and fun over their digital entertainment experiences in
    their lounge room.

    GenieCommands is a unique programmable software application
    that allows you to control all your applications and media via simple
    menus, in a theatre or lounge room environment. The Media Center
    is a computer like the Mac Mini combined with the Geniecommands software that
    provides an all-in-one entertainment system for your entire family.

    While attached to your television screen it allows you to enjoy your
    favorite entertainment such as; watch DVDs, record TV or pause TV,
    listen to music, share your digital photos, access the internet and more

    We have provided a complete set of demo menus to get you started,
    with links on where to download additional software. These menus
    can then be edited to suit your lifestyle or create a new one.

    GenieCommands provides a kiosk push button environment
    where users can get easier access to the best of what the industry has
    to offer in software. This is achieved through simple user defined
    graphic menus, to access all the scripts and to control almost any
    application.

    http://www.Geniecommands.com

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