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Peter  (op)
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Nov 7, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
we need your email addresses, railroad and dakar wanna PM me? Off for a beer but will send you one in an hour or so.
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You're going to spam me with my little pony porn, aren't you?
     
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I LOVE pony porn!
     
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Nov 7, 2008, 02:34 PM
 
sent RR, Dakar want one?
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Thanks!
     
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Thanks, Peter. I look forward to my subscription to MLP pron.
     
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If someone wants an invite, PM me and I'll be generous.
     
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You had your chance.
     
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I am so glad I went with Peter for my invite. That other guy... well...
     
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Fine, fools. I'll hoard my invites! ALL OF THEM!
     
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Any invites left? Pretty please.
     
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Originally Posted by AKcrab View Post
Any invites left? Pretty please.
send me your email address
     
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PM'd.
     
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Nov 18, 2008, 12:10 PM
 
BUMP!
they just got funding so they're totally gonna take off!
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Nov 18, 2008, 12:12 PM
 
I've been impressed. So impressed, I wish there was a way to use an Apple Wireless KB with an Apple TV.
     
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Nov 18, 2008, 07:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
BUMP!
they just got funding so they're totally gonna take off!
Not necessarily.

Like all OS projects, they need a strong focus and management. I pray that this one won't stay in perpetual development hell, but I'm not holding my breath.

It is good for what it is right now, but I can see this getting out of hand as most development seems to be on new features instead of polishing up what's already there.

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Nov 19, 2008, 01:45 AM
 
In any case, screw boxee, it looks like the latest release of Plex is really where it's at.

No Welcome to the Social™ features though, but almost complete iLife integration and a more slick UI.

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Nov 19, 2008, 03:05 AM
 
There seem to have been some network issues, mine stalled twice the last couple of days. A restart of boxee always cured it though.

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Nov 19, 2008, 04:58 AM
 
I moved from Boxee to XBMC on my Apple TV. There are a bunch of plugins to add things like Last.fm or TED and it looks so much better than Boxee with the AEON theme.
The navigation also seems much better to me. It’s just a pain in the rear to set it up initially (populating the Library with those imdb scrapers and whatnot took me hours )
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
In any case, screw boxee, it looks like the latest release of Plex is really where it's at.

No Welcome to the Social™ features though, but almost complete iLife integration and a more slick UI.
Plex is far, far nicer looking. For some realize I didn't realize how ectoplasmic Boxee was.
     
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Nov 19, 2008, 07:54 PM
 
I've decided to use both:

1) Configure boxee to use the remote, but uncheck "always running"
2) Add boxee to the Plex Application list.
3) Profit!!!

Plex is a much nicer, well more integrated solution for your local content. Boxee has far superiour internet content.

Judging by posting on both of their forums, never shall the twain meet

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Originally Posted by moep View Post
I moved from Boxee to XBMC on my Apple TV. There are a bunch of plugins to add things like Last.fm or TED and it looks so much better than Boxee with the AEON theme.
The navigation also seems much better to me. It’s just a pain in the rear to set it up initially (populating the Library with those imdb scrapers and whatnot took me hours )
Shame you can't use Plex on the Apple TV. :/

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Nov 20, 2008, 11:29 AM
 
So, do you have Plex 7? Because the only link I find on the site is to 5.22 or something.
     
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Nevermind, apparently plex 0.7.0 is available everywhere but their downloads page.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Nevermind, apparently plex 0.7.0 is available everywhere but their downloads page.
It's in development, hence linking to the latest stable release on the front page.

I've set it up to launch DVD Player, FR, EyeTV and boxee, so I have best of all worlds.

Took me a while to re-organise my collection with a sane naming convention, boxee seems slightly more lenient there.

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Nov 21, 2008, 11:34 AM
 
Something in my Movies folder is crashing Plex, though Boxee is handling it fine. Also, I think Boxee's media player is the stronger offering overall.

All plex is giving me is a nicer interface.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 12:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Shame you can't use Plex on the Apple TV. :/
What is the difference between the two?
I realize that Plex is based on XBMC, but looking at the feature listings I don’t see much of a difference.
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Dec 5, 2008, 05:39 PM
 
Latest version of boxee rocks!

Netflix streaming support.
Better Hulu support.
Can play 1080p mkv files on my Mac Mini 1.83MHz (WTH?). Even VLC couldn't play 1080p mkv on my Mac Mini.

Still a little buggy since it's "Alpha".
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Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
Still a little buggy since it's "Alpha".
Yep, but it's more solid than some of the earlier aTV *release* software.
     
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Dec 8, 2008, 01:10 AM
 
I'm looking for an invite as well please:

bmackin at mac dot com
     
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Dec 8, 2008, 03:27 PM
 
Could I PM someone for an invite please?

(Hoping that this works in France)
     
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Uh, bump ?
     
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PM me and I'll give you an invite.
     
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Dec 12, 2008, 11:53 AM
 
I'm a little miffed as to why boxee can't recognize a TV show that has all the fields filled in on iTunes without me filling out the info in boxee. Not a big deal, though.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I'm a little miffed as to why boxee can't recognize a TV show that has all the fields filled in on iTunes without me filling out the info in boxee. Not a big deal, though.
Strange. Boxee recognizes shows I have with little more than the file name.
     
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bpr: Posts deleted for security reasons?

Also, I'd like an invite if possible. My Gmail address is mtgustafbo.
     
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That is one random looking address.
     
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Dec 12, 2008, 03:41 PM
 
It's my blow-off address. I use it when there's a risk of getting spam. Oh, and thanks. *
I would have PM'ed someone to ask for an invite, but I needed a reason to ask about bpr without being off topic.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
It's my blow-off address. I use it when there's a risk of getting spam.
My Yahoo "blow-off address" just got shut down due to inactivity. The last time I checked, it had 20,000+ unchecked Emails, and that was about a year ago.

This is the same reason I can't delete my MySpace account; they send the deactivation confirmation Email to that address, and won't respond to my specific questions.

[EDIT]Also, I'm not currently using Boxee. I'll check back when it's a finished product. Since I don't have an AppleTV, I don't see what it offers me beyond iTunes except for Hulu.
     
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Dec 12, 2008, 11:38 PM
 
iTunes, or Front Row?

Honestly, I agree, it's only really handy for it's internet content... Personally, I'd like them to do with regular Macs, what they did on AppleTV, add boxee to the Front Row options. Then it'll be perfect.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
iTunes, or Front Row?
Either/or, really, but I almost never use Front Row.

Honestly, I agree, it's only really handy for its internet content... Personally, I'd like them to do with regular Macs, what they did on AppleTV, add boxee to the Front Row options. Then it'll be perfect.
There are a few things about Boxee's interface that get under my skin just a tad, as well. It feels a little slow, for instance. Maybe that's just an alpha program problem, but the lag I get seems like I'm dealing with Flash for media players.
     
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Any invites left pleasey?

tehbabykitten [at] gmail

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So I installed this yesterday and it did a fantastic job of indexing my external hard drive, and separated all of the movies and TV shows correctly, minus a couple. My only qualms so far are fast forwarding/rewinding isn't as smooth or predictable as Front Row, and I can't activate it from my Apple remote (but there's a way to fix that, right?).
     
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Dec 14, 2008, 08:07 PM
 
Odd, it usually takes over your Apple Remote by default. Anyway, check the settings, it's in there (You'll want Always On).

Out of curiosity, what kind of file names do you have that it recognized everything?

Edit: Also, Launch Boxee from Front Row
(I have yet to try it, though)
     
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Dec 14, 2008, 09:42 PM
 
*cough* Plex *cough*

iTunes/iPhoto/Aperture integration, can launch DVD Player, FrontRow and even boxee (for the internet content), plus it has a fast sexy interface. What's not to love?

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Is it just me, or do those media software packages all seem to have a half-life of two weeks ?

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Is it just me, or do those media software packages all seem to have a half-life of two weeks ?
It exponentially decays?

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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Odd, it usually takes over your Apple Remote by default. Anyway, check the settings, it's in there (You'll want Always On).

Out of curiosity, what kind of file names do you have that it recognized everything?

Edit: Also, Launch Boxee from Front Row
(I have yet to try it, though)
Ah, I don't have it "always on." My TV show file names are a combination of the typical "Arrested Development - S1 E 05 - Charity Drive" and my movies are simply the movie title.
     
 
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