Media Browser for Windows 8.1 gets rebranded as Emby with new features

The Media Browser app for Windows 8.1 has received a name change to Emby, along with a software update that adds some new features to the media player. So far, the new Emby name is not showing up on the app itself or on the Windows Store.

The new 3.2 verison of Media Browser-Emby has the following change log:

Now with Cloud Sync and Folder Sync Support - Cloud Sync comes to Windows 8.1. When you play videos that have been cloud synced, the app will automatically use those versions when they're compatible and they fall within your bit rate setting.Redesigned Movie, TV, and Music Views - More content at your fingertips with less navigation.Sync Improvements - Now users with access can schedule sync jobs for other devices as well, giving the app some of the same management features of the web clientEasily Mark Favorites and Likes - Rating your content is a great way to influence the suggestions that appear on your home pages and similar items lists. Now it's right at your fingertips.New Actor Filmography Views - Stay up to date about other titles your favorite actors have appeared in.Playback Improvements: Added FastForward/Rewind for DirectStream && Offline Playback, Added Slowmotion for DirectStream && Offline Playback, Vastly improved playback by almost eliminating full transcode (using streamcopy where possible)Other Improvements: Respect the user view preferences, Automatic Subtitle selection if available, Resolved playlists no longer sorting, Added a loading spinner on Artists views, Support for music genre Images, Fixed transparency issue when using Cover Art, Added Playlist support to the main hub. Added MCE support to Emby Connect View. Fixed a problem with live tiles and lock screen images. Redesigned the sign-in screens; Switched artist api usage to ArtistId

Download Media Browser-Emby from the Windows Store ($4.99 with free trial)

Source: Emby

John Callaham