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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Another look at Boxee - BBC iPlayer & Hulu

Well things are certainly hotting up and getting more exciting recently with all this talk of these different applications for IPTV content on your HTPC. I can't wait to try out the new Hulu MCE add-in and I've really been getting in to TunerFree MCE as well lately.

I decided to have another quick look at Boxee today, whilst this is not an application that run's within the MCE UI, it is still a very promising option. The guys at Boxee seem to be taking a different approach to the integration for the online content sources. I'm a layman when it comes to application development, but it seems to me like they are not just displaying the BBC iPlayer and Hulu websites for example within their application.

The integration seems to go further and certainly looks more seamless to me, than some of our already favourite MCE add-ins. Some welcome news is there are also some inbuilt options and settings for HTTP proxies which will come in handy no doubt!

I've said it before and will say it again Microsoft we need something like Boxee native to our beloved Media Center, please please please!

BBC iPlayer in Boxee

Hulu in Boxee

Proxy Options


Moovida man said...

Boxee is a fantastic piece of software don't get me wrong, but i just wanted to let you know of my personal favorite, it is offered by Moovida for a free download - WWW.MOOVIDA.COM

It arranges all the media files on your computer automatically, while adding great information to them such as synopsis to movie files.

It honestly has loads to offer an a beautiful user friendly interface makes it a winner in my eyes.

Download an enjoy - WWW.MOOVIDA.CO

Moovida man said...

Hey i just saw this topic an decided to give my opinion. I really like Boxee, an think it is a good program.

But honestly i have to say that i prefer Moovida.

It automatically arranges all the media files on your computer while adding additional information to them, for instance it adds a synopsis to all movie files that you have on your computer.

An with its wide list of plug ins it allows you to listen to tons an tons of free music streaming in for the web with a super effective search engine.




monkeyDluffy said...

I would say that the BBC iplayer need to do a version of the website designed for a mobile (i.e. iPhone). While of course the iPhone can (and does) display the full BBC website and the iPlayer webpage, if it was designed like some other iPhone optimised sites it would be a lot quicker and easier to navigate.