You can search and watch Youtube videos or MSN,DailyMotion Videos in your Windows 7 Windows Media Center without the need of opening browser page.
Thanks to MCExtended of thegreenbuttom.com for developing this nice piece of plugin.
Steps are very easy. Download his plugin matching with your version (x86/x64) of Windows 7.
Note: It is better to install the Internet TV plugin for Windows Media Center from Microsoft before installing this plugin.
It is a MSI package, install like any other software. After the installation, open Windows Media Center from start menu:
You will get a new option named “Macro Tube” in the menu:
Select it and press Enter:
Just select and press Enter for the service you want. I am showing you the YouTube option; I have entered the keywords “Arc Mouse Review” to watch a video review on Microsoft Arc Mouse:
Select the video you want to watch, press Enter:
As you can see, the review video in You tube is running nicely!
- Not all version of Windows 7 Supports Windows Media Center. Windows Media Center is provided with Windows 7 Home Premium upwards.
- It is advisable to have atleast 2 GB of RAM to run Windows Media Center smoothly.
- You will need a high speed Internet Connection.
- Your ISP may have blocked Youtube service to be played out of browser due to unknown reason(s), in that case, you can not watch YouTube, but other channels will work nicely.