Bedia UV
April 20, 2016

Bedia UV is the third version of the Home Theatre application. It is now a Windows Universal Application. The update will allow access to more online media thanks to the new MS Player Framework

Because of a number of limitations of the Windows Universal Platform, there are several issues that cannot be handled at this time. At this time Bedia NV has been updated with the features in Bedia UV and it my preferred home theatre application.

Bedia is designed to be an easy to use media player for your television. A mouse is used for a remote. The benefits of this are you don't need line-of-site, like standard remotes, and the ease of use. All actions can be seen on the television, so no more hitting the incorrect button while watching a movie in a dark room. The mouse scroll wheel moves you through available menus and navigation options (during playback) while the left button is "Select" and the right button is "Back". While media is playing if you scroll the list of navgation options is shown as a pair; Left button or Right button. Very simple and easy.

One or my bigger complaints about many media players designed for use on a television is that the application would decide how to organize your media. The Bedia family of media players allow you to add as many folders to the Home Page as you want, including sub folders, and these are displayed at the top making them easy and quick to access.

Bedia and Bedia NV came about because of my desire to have a home theatre application that fit my needs. I played with multiple software and devices and all of them forced the user to sort data the way the application wanted to sort. Both versions of Bedia allow the user to add multiple folders to the Home Page. Users can sort their data the way they want and simply have the folders as the top items on the Home Page.

Another issue with all Home Theatre devices and applications is that the remote is a collection of small buttons and different icons that the user must take their focus from the content. This application uses a standard computer mouse, the scroll wheel allows the user to scroll through the media when selecting one or more to play, and then during playback the scrollwheel allows the user to see the navigation options on the television/monitor.




Navigation

Files Supported

Services

Settings

Available in the Windows Store

Bedia UV is now open source and available on GitHub

Privacy Policy
Bedia UV uses the computer's IP address to get the location. The location information is used to get weather, transit, movie theatre location and movie times. Media history is stored within a text file with the application, this data can be cleared from the Settings menu.

Media history and other usage is not sent to Blissgig.com or other parties. Period.

Technologies: C#, UWP, XML, JSON, Source Safe