- 1) Completely rewritten User Interface. The UI in the sample scenes borrows from DVDLobby 3.90. You will see the exact same browsing and playback feature set as found in DVDLobby 3.90. This includes enhanced filtering and searching of the entire Netflix catalog.
2) Notice I said "entire" in item #1. With this release the plugin will create a local cache of the entire Netflix streaming catalog on your local MLServer PC. You'll no longer have to go to a website to browse their catalog and put movies into your watch now queue. Simply browse for a movie or TV episode and play it. The plugin will expose approximately 10,000 movies and 30,000 TV show episodes for you to choose. (Canadian users will see a much smaller selection.) There is no performance hit with such a large collection because everything is cached locally. It will take approximately 20 minutes for the new NetFlixCollector process to grab the initial catalog. After that it only checks for adds and deletions.
3) New Agents have been created for control and playback. The plugin no longer requires the ClientSvc agent for playback. There is a new NetFlixAgent that is installed on your PCs that will control the playing or your Netflix media.
4) The plugin supports Canadian and U.S. Netflix subscribers. During setup of the plugin and agents you will need to provide your Netflix username and password and specify whether or not you are a Canadian subscriber.
You can read about all the details on the MLNetflix wiki page.
Here are some screenshots of the new sample scenes. They are all designed for 1024x768 displays. The sample scenes will install into the Content\0019\1024x768\Netflix folder. You should open the Netflix_Console_Thumbs.mls file as your default scene. As always your comments and observations are welcomed.