Cool Vista Media Center Plugins

December 9, 2006

With Vista Media Center, you can do some pretty nifty 3D effects for applications built with the new Media Center Markup Language (MCML) and .Net 3.0’s WPF (which “WPF/E” is also based on.

Mobilewares in Melbourne, Australia has released a series of five add-ins for Vista Media Center including a Flickr plug-in and Stock Ticker (seen above). I’m expecting we’ll see some pretty jaw-dropping applications for the technology shortly. The Flickr add-in has a few bugs (it’s beta) but you can easily see the value.

Don’t have Vista Media Center yet? Download stand-alone samples of most of the apps at the site above as well.

Note: Looks like the stock app beta has expired 😦