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Dave 28-11-2008 09:27 AM

Looks like shite though

paf 28-11-2008 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave
Looks like shite though

the xbox does, yeah, but not the istar or popcorn hour, or indeed one of the many different variations of the Netowrk Media Tank that are now availalbe.

Though they really are all intenrally the same. Suprised you aren't a convert.

Dave 28-11-2008 10:22 AM

Mine looks this this and has more functionality

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/images/th...00px-Retro.jpg

paf 28-11-2008 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave
Mine looks this this and has more functionality

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/images/th...00px-Retro.jpg

I see.

http://www.mediamania.se/mediaspelar...r_ph_a_100.jpg

and the difference being?

I have to say I have never used any of the stuff on it, youtube, flickr, podcasts or torrenting. I dont like the front end, but aslong as it plays everything, has a tiny footprint, is silent, boots in 30 seconds... I dont need anything else. I should point out, I dont think your system or Myth is bad, quite the opposite, just I fail to see a massive advnatge in it over some others that are available?

If you are a nerd you can do stuff and make the front end better, this guy has all his movies indexed and stuff, I am going to have to try and work out how he did it.

http://www.collectorz.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=62721

gcwhite 06-01-2009 04:43 AM

I have recently bought the Popcorn A110.

It's a bit buggy and needs reboots quite often. I had a lot of trouble because my 3 year old Philips HD LCD has a DVI port rather than an HDMI one.

To get it to work I've had to do a bit of a lash up using both an HDMI and DVI switch.

The picture quality is superb though. The TV supports up to 1080i and my ripped DVDs look great even though they are probably coming through at 720p.

I bought a Netgear EVA8000 first but had nothing but trouble with it. Thankfully I got my money back.

Slough Eagle 06-05-2009 11:23 AM

Hi All, just bought an appletv. Any good movie conversion programs anyone can recommend for using with itunes/appletv ?

Isle of Wight 06-05-2009 11:26 AM

MAC the Ripper to rip and then Handbreak to convert they have an apple TV setting pre set

Slough Eagle 06-05-2009 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight
MAC the Ripper to rip and then Handbreak to convert they have an apple TV setting pre set

And on the PC?
And what do you mean by rip, converting from DVD to mp4 file?. Also what is the best program to convert a file say divx, xvid to a format suitable to view on appletv?

At the moment I'm streaming from my PC, but is there any benefit in moving itunes library to iMac?

Dave 06-05-2009 11:51 AM

why not install Boxee and play all the files without converting?

Slough Eagle 06-05-2009 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave
why not install Boxee and play all the files without converting?

Dave my man, funny you say that.....just found this on youtube.


Slough Eagle 06-05-2009 12:08 PM

As the vid suggests I need to patch my appletv to run the files with boxee or xbmc right ?

Dave 06-05-2009 12:17 PM

yes, you need to create a patchstick afaik

Slough Eagle 06-05-2009 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave
yes, you need to create a patchstick afaik

Cheers geez, I will try this hopefully tonight.
Can Boxee run on both Vista & Mac ?

Dave 06-05-2009 02:26 PM

yeah

James Melody 06-05-2009 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Slough Eagle
Hi All, just bought an appletv. Any good movie conversion programs anyone can recommend for using with itunes/appletv ?

XBMC is what you want.

http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV

It will stream all your media without conversion and is customisable. I run XBMC on my HTPC and wouldn't swop it for anything.

Slough Eagle 06-05-2009 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by James Melody
XBMC is what you want.

http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV

It will stream all your media without conversion and is customisable. I run XBMC on my HTPC and wouldn't swop it for anything.

Cheers James, seems like I've got a busy night ahead then :D. Is it worth having both (Boxee/XBMC) or is it best to stick to one?

James Melody 06-05-2009 03:08 PM

Both Paf and I installed Boxee and XBMC and have stuck with XBMC. Boxee takes forever to index your media and doesn't have the same level of community support. The XBMC forums are great. It does win on the web media side of things though.

Slough Eagle 06-05-2009 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by James Melody
Both Paf and I installed Boxee and XBMC and have stuck with XBMC. Boxee takes forever to index your media and doesn't have the same level of community support. The XBMC forums are great. It does win on the web media side of things though.

Just seen this on the web, can XBMC do the same thing?, cheers for the feedback so far guys :p

KingsleY 06-05-2009 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Slough Eagle
Just seen this on the web, can XBMC do the same thing?, cheers for the feedback so far guys :p

If your talking about Hulu, as far as I'm aware, it doesn't work in the UK.
You will need a proxy server of some sorts, and even then it probably will be slow

James Melody 06-05-2009 09:46 PM

My view is that if you are going to be watching lots of internet streaming content and don't have a big library then Boxee is the way forward. If you have a big library then XBMC is the way forward.


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