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Released: Media Center Themer

I’ve been a Media Center enthusiast for about a year now. It’s been a long time since I wanted to really give it a try and so far, I’ve been very pleased by the quality of this software and the amazing things you can do with it. One particular thing I’ve enjoyed doing recently is theming the interface so that it better fits with the rest of my home (I’m planning to run MC on a couple of HP Slate 500 stuck to the walls). While replacing images in the resources though, I kept on having issues with text coloring, especially with add-ons I use such as My Movies, Heatwave or DVBLink By default, those add-ons do not use the colors specified inside Media Center’s resources and with the release of Windows 7 SP1, the colors I wanted to customize in Media Center itself don’t even seem to work anymore when modified in the resource DLLs.

For all those reasons, I’ve developed and released a new software called Media Center Themer. It’s still pretty new and doesn’t do much but for anybody wanting to change the aspect of the text in their Media Center’s windows, including the text of most add-ons available, it should serve some purpose :). You can download the software, for free, in the projects section of this web site. All comments are welcomed :-).

One Response to “Released: Media Center Themer”


  1. acehound says:

    Great little program. I tested it on my wife’s laptop and it works exactly as stated. Very little learning needed for those already familiar with rgba color codes for MCE.

    I was wondering if you know how to change the font for Vista as I do everything manually and MCFX and MCS don’t work as well or as fast as bat scripts with Resource Hacker. All attempts to change the font in mediacenter.shell.dll/fontnames.mcml have failed.

    Thanks
    “acehound”




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