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Niveus releases Media Center Companion software

by Brad Linder, posted Feb 3rd 2008 1:57PM
Niveus Media CenterNiveus has publicly released its Media Center Companion software for Windows Vista Media Center, which lets you control Windows Vista Media Center using a second PC as a virtual remote control.

I first looked at the MCC software back in October when it was in beta. At the time, I was pretty certain Niveus was going to slap a price tag on the final version, but it turns out it's still free.

The Niveus Media Center Companion comes in two versions. The basic version is available for anyone with Windows Vista, while the full version requires a Niveus branded computer. The full version includes controls for media extenders and television features. But the basic version will let you control your picture and music libraries. Probably the coolest feature is the on-screen remote control that essentially lets you control your entire Windows Vista Media Center system without buying a separate remote. You know, if you happen to have a spare computer lying around.

The software comes in two parts: a server which you set up on your Windows Vista computer and the companion software which can run on any Windows XP or Vista machine. It's great for laptops or UMPCs.

[via Chris Lanier]

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