As all of you know, Windows Media Center is available in Home Professional, Professional, and Ultimate editions of Windows 7. Microsoft has introduced a number of new features and options in Windows 7 Media Center. So, PC users who’re upgrading from Vista will also notice new features in the Media Center.
Even though the default look of Windows Media Center is just beautiful and is way better than third-party media center programs such as XBMC, and MediaPortal, users who have used Media Center for any significant amount of time may want to change the default look and install third-party skins available for Windows Media Center.
We have already covered a few plugins and tools to add new features to Windows Media Center in Windows 7. Today, we have another free tool that lets you customize almost every part of Media Center.
Media Center Studio is a free tool available to customize Windows Media Center. The tools allows you customize Media Center without playing with system files. With Media Center Studio you can edit your MC start menu, create your own menu strips, edit existing themes, create new themes and more.
# Edit your start menu – rearrange or disable native menu items
# Create your own menu strips, and your own items to go in them
# Monitors your application and returns to Media Center when it exits
# Set up a button on your remote to exit your application
# Create menu items that take you to native Media Center pages, or start media
# Apply themes to Media Center
# Create new themes or edit existing ones
Media Center Studio is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Media Center. And if one of your PC is running on Windows 8, we recommend you check out how to install Media Center in Windows 8 guide.
Also read how to backup Windows Media Center settings, and tweak Media Center.