Archive | October, 2006

SageTV 6.0 Public Beta Available

Posted on 03 October 2006 by

via pvrwire SageTV 6.0 PVR/media center public beta releasedofficial sagetv forum thread

SageTV has released a public beta of version 6.0, and there’s a ton of new features.

Here’s a few of them:
* Search and play Google Video files from you SageTV machine or from a media extender
* Playback more file types, including MOV (Quicktime), 3GP, MP4, H.264 Playback
* Convert files to play on a PSP, iPod or cell phone (3GP/MPEG4)
* Improved conflict resolution user interface
* Support for compressing HDTV recordings to MPEG4 while preserving the AC3 surround sound
* File conversion is now fully integrated into the maini user interface. You can also manage encoding jobs from within the UI.

For a full list of changes, visit this thread in the SageTV forums.

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Xbox Media Center (XBMC) Version 2.0 Released!

Posted on 01 October 2006 by

XboxMediaCenter 2.0.0 is released!

Team-XBMC and The XBMC Project is proud to announce the release of XboxMediaCenter 2.0.0. XBox Media Center (XBMC) is an award winning, free and open source media player for the Xbox™ game-console. The XboxMediaCenter 2.0.0 point-release source code has now been set in our CVS. We consider that the current code in the XBMC CVS is as stable as a point-release should be. All XBMC users are highly encouraged to upgrade to this stable Xbox Media Center 2.0.0 point-release. Remember, the XBMC source code needs to be compiled with the XDK, and requires a modded Xbox to run. Our thanks goes out to everyone who has tested, reported bugs, and helped fix them in order to make this release possible.

There are many new features and functions that have been introduced since the 1.1.0 point-release, that we cannot list them all here. A few that are especially worth mentioning are; the enhanced GUI/skin-engine, the Project Mayhem III skin, DVD-Video menu/navigation support (with ISO/IMG image parsing), RAR/ZIP archive parsing, a new audio/music-player (PAPlayer) with crossfade, gapless playback and ReplayGain support, Karaoke CDG-file display, Xored Trainer Engine (gaming-cheats), XLink Kai (online-gaming) front-end, iTunes 6.x DAAP and UPnP-clients, and two surprise features; read-only support for FAT12/16/32 formatted USB Mass Storage Devices up to 4GB in size, and a brand new “skinnable” 3D visualizer.

For a full list of all features/functions and codecs/formats supported by XBMC please visit the “XBMC Features and Supported Formats/Codecs” page in our new online manual.

MissingRemote.com Site Launched

Posted on 01 October 2006 by

Sticky formely of HTPCnews has launched a new site called Missing Remote

We are very excited to announce the launch of missingremote.com. The site will prominently be a news site covering all aspects of the digital home. The website was developed to inform A/V enthusiasts of the daily events going on in the industry. Missingremote.com will cover product reviews, major trade events, product releases, and interesting forum discussion from around the web.

Based on a cutting edge CMS solution, missingremote.com features an intuitive layout that will allow any user easy access to the news they are most interested in. The site also features a discussion board ranging in topics from news discussion, to getting the most out of your home theater. Also available to the user community will be an extensive list of links that covers every aspect of the digital home.

hat tip HTPCnews

We wish sticky luck with his new endeavor and will be adding his site to our favorite RSS feed reader and encourage you to do the same 🙂