Open Media Library (OML) was first introduced to the world via The Green Button (homepage) by dbldown768 and was quickly positioned as an open source version of the Niveus Movie Library. Niveus develops custom WMC plug-ins, such as the Niveus Movie Library, as exclusive value-adds for their high end WMC PCs. The original post on The Green Button caused a big splash and it wasn’t long before dbldown768 had started a new forum thread to announce that the source code of OML was available on Google Code. The project has grown, adding new developers and project leaders, and built a vibrant community at the Open Media Library Forum.
Although the source code has been available to anyone to compile, the OML project took its first step into the mainstream with its first beta release on July 29. The OML Google Code page now plays host to version 0.1b in both x64 and x86 flavors. The OML Forum is already abuzz with bug reports and feature requests and the OML team is actively listening.
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