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The Zune Center by clindhartsen The Zune Center by clindhartsen
A work in progress, but I'm intereted in reworking the Media Center into a more modernized format, transitioning towards something a little more XBOX like, pushing the idea of making the 10 foot experience similar between the two since the format can generally work.

Any thoughts on improvements? Modifications? Changes? Thanks for any input on this.
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JJohnson1701 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
If that's TV playing in the background, how about having the menu be pivots across the top like Zune had, and the squares running vertically and smaller, so that the TV itself isn't faded out.
Fishie-hates Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
this could work as a kickass skin for XBMC!
If you have time you should look into it.
jakeroot Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Ooooh, I love KING 5! Oh, and I love it!
ticco77 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Great Concept Here! There is a program that let's you theme Windows Media Center. It's called "Media Center Sudio". It's available from the Hack7MC website. I'm not sure if you can change the position of the tiles/icons or size. You may need to know MCML (Media Center Markup Language) to know how to edit the UI. But it would definately be worth checking out if you can bring idea's like the one you've got here across to WMC. I'll have to keep an eye out on your progress. Two thumbs up!!!
xegroeg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
This looks really nice. IMHO you should consider mixing in some of the design language from the full landscape screen grabs of Windows Phone 7 for further inspiration.
clindhartsen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yup, that's part of the considerations into this. The whole concept of pivot/hubs is something I'm going to explore more, this primary version very primitive and essentially an XBOX clone.
Bonkietje Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm doing exactly the same! You can check out my gallery with Zune Media Center.
Maybe you'll get some ideas from my work.
clindhartsen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
That's partially what finally got me to dive into working on this. I like some aspects of what you created, but disliked parts of it as well. How did you do the background by the way, that's always a bit of a hard spot for me to perfect.
Bonkietje Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just use the right colors (black, pink, orange) and play with the brush tool!
Can't be that hard!
If I had the time too perfect my creation I could give it a more finishing look.
LordReserei Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it...

I wonder if there's some one with the know-how to make this a reality by modding Windows Media Centre or creating a skin.
clindhartsen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yes and no. Some of the concepts I'd like there to be, like that Live TV panel showing the current live TV, or Recorded showing the latest recorded programs, probably isn't possible without some deep reworking. It'd be something I'd hope for in Windows 8, sadly, and likely no sooner.
DMANpictures Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually really like this. If Zune can be integrated into Live, than it can go the other way too. :)
And the snow... It's so hilarious how us Pacific Northwesterners freak out over such a little amount. ^^;
clindhartsen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
We freak out and it happens every year, lol, but yeah, one can hope Microsoft pushes Zune more in Windows now. The new Windows Phone pushes it, Zune is finally available in XBOX, music wise, only thing left is Media Center.
Grubish360 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Wow, that is awesome!
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