Boxee’s PC client sails permanently into the night

We’ve all heard of it before.  Many use it.  Now it looks like today you can’t get it for your PC.  Boxee’s software is now only available for their Boxee Box and similar devices.  I don’t use it but I think that more options are always good. Boxee announced back in December that its PC client would be shuttered, and the […]

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Proposed release schedule for MythTV 0.25

I recently posted that MythTV 0.24.2 was released.  Well, one of the developers of MythTV has posted to the list a proposed schedule for MythTV 0.25.  This is the first schedule that I’ve seen with actual dates.  Keep in mind that these are targets and not hard deadlines.  MythTV devs have always said that they will release updates when they […]

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Enable VLC to Playback Encrypted Blu-Ray

VLC and Blu-ray

VLC is a popular media player among HTPC enthusiasts due, in no large part, to its support for a wide range of file formats. Many folks were attracted to VLC early on because it was one of the first open source media players to support encrypted DVD playback. Recent updates to VLC and a VideoLAN Organization project called libaacs have […]

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MythTV 0.24.2 Now Available

It looks like I’m behind the times again.  Over the weekend the MythTV project has released version 0.24.2.  This release is mainly a backport of bug fixes that will be added into 0.25 once it is released.  This release is not meant to provide any new major features.  You still need to wait for 0.25 for that.  However, if you […]

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XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta 2 Now Available

XBMC Beta Eden

The release of the first beta of XBMC 11.0 “Eden” turned out to be a great Christmas present. I’ve been using it regularly since its release, and other than some issues with building a library from a SMB share, the Eden beta has been quite stable. The interface is faster than ever and the new horizontal layout is a welcome […]

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Boxee Updated to Version 1.5, Final Version for Desktops

Boxee 1.5

Team Boxee has announced that version 1.5 of Boxee is now available for PC/MAC/Ubuntu and is being tested by Early Access users on the Boxee Box. Unfortunately, Team Boxee is also announcing that Boxee 1.5 for Desktops will be last version released for computers. Going forward, all of Team Boxee’s attention will be devoted to the Boxee Box. As if to […]

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XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta Now Available


I’ve been awfully excited about XBMC 11.0 Eden since the XBMC team first announced it was starting to come together, and now the team has announced that the beta version of Eden is available for download. They have made some major changes to the orientation of the default skin, Confluence, and have generally been working on making everything faster, smoother, […]

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Plex for Android Gains Ice Cream Sandwich Support

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The folks over at Plex have updated their Android app, bringing it to version The update brings with it a variety of video related fixes, including a number of UI tweaks to make using the video player a better experience. The big news for this update is official Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0, support. There are not many ICS […]

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Dijit Universal Remote Control for iPad Getting an Overhaul

We had the opportunity to spend time with the Dijit Universal Remote Control app when we reviewed the Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control. Dijit does work with all iOS devices right now, including the iPad, but it doesn’t really take advantage of the tablet. Dijit is updating their app with enhanced support for the iPad. The updated app will take full advantage […]

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