OpenELEC 2.0 Release Candidate 1 Released


I know what I will be doing this weekend. I’m all for beta software, but media center software usually has to at least hit the release candidate stage before I am willing to try it out on the rest of the family. Well, OpenELEC 2.0 RC1 has been released and I have just the system to try it out on.  For […]

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MythTV Updated to Version 0.26


MythTV has received an update, bringing the venerable FOSS media center program up to version 026. This latest version comes only six month after the release of version 0.25. Given that I am fairly certain the dinosaurs came and went in time between versions 0.24 and 0.25, version 0.26 had a relatively short development cycle, which might be part of […]

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GeeXboX Hits 3.0, Goes to (XBMC) 11

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The GeeXboX team seem to have to carved out an annual release cycle for themselves. For those not familiar with GeeXboX, GeeXboX is an HTPC-centric Linux distro aimed at PCs and ARM SoCs. The stated purpose is to provide a Media Center application that can play any kind of content from any location, and with the release of GeeXboX 3.0, […]

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JRiver Media Center Reviewed (in Miniature)


It has been awhile since we took a good long look at JRiver Media Center. Our own Andrew van Til spent some time with the Version 17 beta back in October and even in early form found a lot to like, but with the MC17 release now past and with all of the uncertainity surrounding the ultimate future of Windows […]

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Media Browser 2.6 (Atlas) Available

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I’m going to have to admit right up front that this one slipped past me. I’ve been a Media Browser user for a couple of years now, but for the last month or so I have been distracted by some special project testing with XBMC and completely missed the release of Media Browser 2.6, codenamed Atlas. It’s unfortunate too, because there is […]

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XBMC 11.0 – May Cycle Released


The XBMC team has never been known for its timely release schedule. In an effort to improve their release output and streamline their development process, the team recently moved to a monthly update schedule. At the beginning of each month, new features ready for testing are merged and then bugfixes are integrated over the course of the month. The May […]

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Adding Windows Media Center to the Windows 8 Release Preview

I’m sure by now that many of our regular visitors have already downloaded and installed the Windows 8 Release Preview that Microsoft dropped late last week, but if you haven’t been drawn in by the sweet siren song of pre-release software, then you might be surprised to discover that Windows Media Center is nowhere to be found in this final […]

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