In December I purchased Beyond Media with the Firefly remote from Snapstream for my new HTPC that I built. I love it and it keeps getting better with all of the free 3rd party software that is available.

Beyond Media is a software application that transforms ordinary PCs into all-in-one entertainment centers. Beyond Media sorts and plays music, photos, videos and DVDs. Its full-screen interface makes it easy to see and navigate from across the room.

Plugin's (xml & compiled code) extend the functions of Beyond Media. Some of my favorites are:

DVD Library
Watch your movies anytime, anywhere. Supports automatic importing of movies recorded in BTV, and supports importing previous ripped VOB/ISO/MPEG/MP4/RMVB files.

One of my favorite functions is when I use it with Daemon Tools to automatically mounts .ISO images. I use ZoomPlayer Pro for my player.

Movie Showtimes
Downloads showtimes, movie details, movie posters, and movie trailers for the movies showing at your local theaters. Automatically updates the information at the interval you specify. Currently supports Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, UK, and US listings.

Get real-time scores for NFL football! Never to early to plan for 2007 season!

Track events by date and time

System Status
Gathers system information about temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and drives.