Movie Premier for Windows 8

Movie Premier for Windows 8 has been developed for the home entertainment and movie enthusiast who desires to have a native Windows 8 movie browser and player. The easy to use interface and carefully thought out options and screens allow users to spend more time watching movies rather than worrying about library maintenance and performance.

Supported Media Formats

The following table outlines which movie formats are supported for meta-data retrieval and playback for the various Windows 8 platforms. For more information regarding system requirements, please refer to the system requirements page.

Platform Metadata Support Playback Support*
Windows RT 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, asf, avi, m1v, m2ts, m4v, mov, mp4, mp4v, mpe, mpeg, mpg, qt, vob, wm, wmv 3g2, asf, avi, mov, mp4, wmv
Windows 8 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, asf, avi, m1v, m2ts, m4v, mov, mp4, mp4v, mpe, mpeg, mpg, qt, vob, wm, wmv 3g2, asf, avi, mov, mp4, wmv
Windows 8 Pro 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, asf, avi, m1v, m2ts, m4v, mov, mp4, mp4v, mpe, mpeg, mpg, qt, vob, wm, wmv 3g2, asf, avi, mov, mp4, wmv
Windows 8 Pro with Windows Media Center Pack installed 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, asf, avi, m1v, m2ts, m4v, mov, mp4, mp4v, mpe, mpeg, mpg, qt, vob, wm, wmv 3g2, asf, avi, m2ts, mov, mp4, mpg, vob, wmv

* Formats listed for playback support have been officially tested and verified. Other formats may play properly and have been left off the list as they have not been fully tested yet.

Product Features

Movie Premier for Windows 8 is installed using the Windows Store. Once installed, you can personalize your settings to meet your individual needs, including:

  • Multiple language support for the application and movie content
  • Support for subtitles
  • Build out your own movie playlist to be watched at your convenience
  • Support for multi-disc movies, box sets, and TV series
  • Download and display movie and TV series posters and backdrops
  • Edit title information
  • Limit what your children can view using Parental Controls
  • Create your own views of your collection by specifying your own groups, sort order, and filters
  • Ability to select multiple items to perform bulk actions
  • Added support for MCE remote controls
  • Create your own movie and TV series groups
  • Ability to submit questions and feedback directly from the Movie Premier for Windows 8 app
  • Stream movies to your DLNA devices such as TVs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, blu-ray players, dvd players and more using the Play To feature
  • Automated movie synchronization and artwork download provided by an online movie meta-data provider
  • Specify directories to include in your movie library
  • Specify file extentions to include in your movie library
  • Support for local, server, and NAS based collections
  • Import existing movie meta-data from other providers
  • Search for movies based on key words, actors, titles and many other attributes
  • View movies categorically by genre, actor, rating, user favorites and more
  • View trailers for movies in your collection
  • Resume playback for any movie which has been recently viewed
  • Support for semantic zoom to make viewing large collections easier

Product Version Functionality

Movie Premier for Windows 8 has 3 versions to allow for every user to select only the features which matter the most to them. The following table outlines which features are located in the various verions.

Feature Basic Pro Pro Plus
Collection Synchronization
Sync collection or individual movies details with online meta-data provider Yes Yes Yes
Sync collection or individual TV series/episode details with online meta-data provider Yes Yes Yes
Automated grouping of series and collections Yes Yes Yes
View web based or locally stored movie posters Yes Yes Yes
View web based or locally stored backdrops Yes Yes Yes
Import meta-data from XBMC nfo files Yes Yes Yes
Share content and synchronization across multiple Windows 8 devices Yes Yes Yes
Collection Viewing
View Collection by Genre, MPAA rating, Rating, Year, Decade, Movie/TV Series Yes Yes Yes
Specify number of items to display within each group on grouped views Yes Yes Yes
Specify number of columns to display within each group on grouped views Yes Yes Yes
Semantic zoom support Yes Yes Yes
Collection navigation based on other movie detail items (genre, actor, etc) Yes Yes Yes
Icons to indicate online vs offline items Yes Yes Yes
Create your own custom views No No Yes
Collection Searching
Windows 8 search capabilities Yes Yes Yes
Create your own custom filters No No Yes
Collection Management
Modify the title and/or episode name associated with an item No Yes Yes
Select from multiple movie posters to display No Yes Yes
Perform actions on multiple items at a time (multi-select) Yes Yes Yes
Group and un-group content No No Yes
Automatically detect Video Library content Yes Yes Yes
Allow manual addition of local and network content directories Yes Yes Yes
Allow manual addition of video file extensions Yes Yes Yes
Classify root directories as TV or Movie directories Yes Yes Yes
Include/exclude individual content folders Yes Yes Yes
Include/exclude individual content types Yes Yes Yes
Rate individual items Yes Yes Yes
User Customizations
Select custom Home screen Yes Yes Yes
Select custom application background Yes Yes Yes
Add/remove items from playlist Yes Yes Yes
Add/remove items from favorites Yes Yes Yes
Create your own custom playlists No No Yes
Integration
Watch movie trailers Yes Yes Yes
Submit support and feature requests from within the application Yes Yes Yes
Playback
Play default operating system supported content Yes Yes Yes
Play, fast forward, rewind, and pause movie playback Yes Yes Yes
Resume paused or closed movies Yes Yes Yes
MCE remote support Yes Yes Yes
Play To DLNA devices Yes Yes Yes
Other
No Advertising No Yes Yes
All Future Features for No Additional Charge No No Yes

Performance

Movie Premier for Windows 8 has been designed and developed to provide the best possible user experience over a variety of network and system topologies.

  • Smooth streaming technology allows for movies packaged and deployed within an IIS Smooth Streaming environment to be played in multiple formats and adapt to bandwidth fluctuations
  • Options controlling application initialization allow for increased performance on otherwise underpowered machines or low bandwidth environments
  • Select to have Movie Premier for Windows 8 constantly monitor your file system for movie updates or only search for new files and meta-data upon user request

If you have questions regarding the Movie Premier for Windows 8 application or functionality, please contact us at info@shugrmedia.com or submit a question in our user forum.