Media Browser for Windows 8.1 updated with sync and offline support

Media Browser for Windows 8.1 got an update this week that adds, among other things, sync and offline support. Both of these features will be added to the Windows Phone and other versions of the app in the future.

Here's the change log for the new version:

  • Full Featured Sync Management - The app provides the same functions to create and manage your sync jobs as does the web client. No need to switch between two different apps to get the job done.
  • Offline Browsing - Offline content is accessible with the same rich metadata you're accustomed to when online. To access offline content, simply sign in using the Offline Sign in mode or browse your offline content when signed as well.
  • Offline even supports Parental Control - The server now allows configuration of an easy pin code for offline access. If utilized this will allow user-specific content to remain protected even when offline, perfect for families and shared devices.
  • Smart Offline Playback - If you play content that is already synced locally to the device, we'll play the local version to spare the network transfer and preserve your battery. This will happen even when you're connected to the server.
  • All Text Subtitles Accessible Offline with the same in-video menu - When videos are synced, all text-based subtltles are converted to a format the device understands and synced along with the video. When you play that video offline, all subtitle tracks will be available for selection, and will default based on your user profile settings.
  • User Profile Settings Now In-App - Your user profile settings that you're accustomed from the web client can now be edited directly within the app, making them more portable than ever.
  • Support for grouping movies into collections
  • Support for display of unaired and missing episodes
  • Shuffle, Play All added to Genre, Series and Season screens.
  • Support for instant mixes
  • Support for Play all from here
  • Download Media Browser from the Windows Store

Source: Media Browser

John Callaham