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Anyone want an invite?

Boxee is a free and open source cross-platform media center and entertainment hub with social networking features that is a fork of XBMC media center software[1][2][3]. As a a "'Social Media Center", Boxee enables its users to view, rate and recommend content to their friends through many social networking features. Boxee is still under development and is currently only available as Alpha releases for Mac OS X[4] and Ubuntu Linux[5]
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Oct 3, 2008, 10:48 PM
 
I heard you can install and run Boxee on an AppleTV, too. True?
     
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Originally Posted by selowitch View Post
I heard you can install and run Boxee on an AppleTV, too. True?
I think this is what we're all going for. They recently released a version for the ATV. Wired wrote about it a few days ago.
     
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Oct 4, 2008, 09:17 AM
 
It is great on the ATV, love it! Patchstick and install was easier than I thought, gives you SSH access, XBMC (if you want it) and Boxee in about a 2 minute install :-)

Shared my iMac via SMB and Boxee sees everything I want to share...

Now if it would only handle 720p mvk files :-\
     
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Boxee is awesome.
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Thanks for the invite Peter. I'm traveling at the moment but will get this loaded on Monday on my ATV.

Any troubles making your USB stick bootable?
     
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Oct 4, 2008, 05:20 PM
 
I have a Mac Mini hooked upto my TV so was a snap for me. I've heard its fairly easy for Apple TV though.

I really love Boxee, I'm really impressed.
Its very stable, nice UI and I really love seeing what my friends are watching/listening to. The lovely "web2.0" Last.FM integration and stuff is cool too
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Oct 4, 2008, 05:30 PM
 
Thanks for the invite!

I've had it installed on my aTV since Wednesday and have been itching to get logged in. The aTV install was dead simple, though a little stressful.
     
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I'm more interested in being able to play more video formats. The current patchstick stuff is hard to find and sketchy.
     
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Oct 4, 2008, 07:09 PM
 
XBMC didn't seem to have the codecs for other video formats pre-installed. Boxee, on the other hand, had not troubles at all. Also interesting for me is being able to play Hulu through XBMC/PlayOn! (http://xbmc.org/wiki/index.php?title...Shares_in_XBMC)
     
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Any more invites left?

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yeah, PM me your email address.
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Oct 6, 2008, 02:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Any troubles making your USB stick bootable?
I think this is just bad phrasing,

Put in a USB stick on your computer, run the atvusb software and let it create the drive, it should rename it PATCHSTICK put the sitck into your ATV while its turned off and turn it on, if it boots to a Linux icon it worked so follow the directions, if not the stick will not work, find another one (I got best results with one around 1 or 2GB)

Some sticks will bot work, but you don't need to do anything to make it bootable
     
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Oct 6, 2008, 02:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
XBMC didn't seem to have the codecs for other video formats pre-installed. Boxee, on the other hand, had not troubles at all. Also interesting for me is being able to play Hulu through XBMC/PlayOn! (http://xbmc.org/wiki/index.php?title...Shares_in_XBMC)
I had no problem playing AVI or mkv on XBMC or Boxee, I think I may like XBMC better (once I got it setup and skinned how I like)
     
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Oct 8, 2008, 06:48 AM
 
Between Boxee, the iPhone and fring I have now reached tech nirvana. I forgive freetards for everything. Even in alpha this takes Front Row out back and surprise sexes it.

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Oct 11, 2008, 11:00 AM
 
Can I please get an invite too.

Edited out so you don't get spammed.

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Sent you one.... might want to edit your email address out of there....
     
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I'd love an invite, too! PM me. And thanks!
     
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Originally Posted by selowitch View Post
I'd love an invite, too! PM me. And thanks!
get one? PM email ill send...
     
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Does boxee install the additional codecs just for use within the boxee interface or are they available to the ATV itself? I'd like to use ATV's interface to play some .avi files and will use ssh to move them over if that's the case.
     
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Oct 12, 2008, 04:14 PM
 
For now, Boxee is in my trash.
If Boxee isn't in the trash, boxeeservice runs which kills the Apple Remote & Front Row.

It's a good app, I'm going to put it onto a Linux box and wait for the next version before I put it back on this MacBook.
     
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Good riddance to Front Row I say…

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Oct 13, 2008, 03:54 PM
 
In the trash for me as well. It just doesn't work for me right now. On the other hand, it will be very nice for my media center Mac Mini especially if they get Hulu, etc. working.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
yep, it will be in my trash as well. once they get it so the apple remote will work with front row ect, then ill try it again
just disable the Boxee remote launcher in the Boxee preferences, that way Boxee still works but when you use remote outside Boxee it uses FrontRow
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:41 PM
 
Works great for me on my Mac Mini - even plays 1080p rips, which isn't something VLC does with much success.

Can invite people too if you want access.

They have also committed to having another build out by the 20th so should hopefully see some of the glitches fixed.

I've got mine indexing 1.5TB of content on a NAS, and it works like a charm.
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Oct 21, 2008, 10:13 PM
 
Anyone have any invites left? I would greatly appreciate one.

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Originally Posted by as2 View Post
Works great for me on my Mac Mini - even plays 1080p rips, which isn't something VLC does with much success.

Can invite people too if you want access.

They have also committed to having another build out by the 20th so should hopefully see some of the glitches fixed.

I've got mine indexing 1.5TB of content on a NAS, and it works like a charm.
how do you know when its indexing?

if anyone wants an invite PM me your email address.
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Oct 25, 2008, 12:47 AM
 
If any one has any invites available I would greatly appreciate one.

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Would like an invite, please!
     
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Oh, yah....

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Boxee is effing amazing on the Apple TV. Highly recommended.
I just recently bought another ATV to try take 2 (old one is running as a leopard fileserver) and did the whole patchstick thing on it. Of course I also installed Boxee and now I’m blown away by it. It seemed rather useless on my MBP (i also never use frontrow, ever) but it really shines on the ATV.

Plus it’s an early alpha with a solid python plugin framework — it is bound to get better and better.
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Anyone got some invites left ?

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Anyone got some invites left ?

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Cheers.

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If there are any invites left, I'd love to get one...

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Originally Posted by Big-C View Post
If there are any invites left, I'd love to get one...
Done.

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Nov 7, 2008, 01:44 AM
 
I'm finally getting around to tinkering with Boxee, and I've got to say that this is REALLY making me want an Apple TV right now...
     
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Any invites left, I'd appreciate one!

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Invite please. Just PM it.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I'm finally getting around to tinkering with Boxee, and I've got to say that this is REALLY making me want an Apple TV right now...
I've only read their page and I'm tempted as well.

Oh, and I second RailRoader's post
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