Boxee
Boxee 1.5.0
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Boxee is a simple way of viewing online movies, music, TV, and photos. Online TV, movies, music, and photos - made easy for couch potatoes.

Features & Benefits: Designed for the TV using a Remote Control - connect your computer to a TV using an DVI/VGA to HDMI cable.

On a laptop or connected to an HDTV, Boxee's free software lets you navigate all your personal movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like MLB, Netflix, Pandora, Last.fm, and Flickr from one screen with a remote.
What's New
Version 1.5.0:

Version 1.5 of Boxee is currently being tested by Boxee Box Early Access users and will soon be available in Beta. We plan to release 1.5 together with Live TV later in January. Here's some of the new features you can look forward to on the Boxee Box…

  • Home Screen - We've added links to the standard menu to launch the Browser and Live TV (once you've attached the dongle). We also gave the featured section a small facelift.
  • Menu - The Menu is now more accessible, popping up as an overlay that lets you quickly navigate between different sections or search. we also optimized search to minimize the number of clicks.
  • Movies & TV Shows - We updated the layout of Movies and TV Shows for easier navigation by Genre and Source as well as providing quick access to trailers.
  • There is also a new Movie details screen with extended synopsis and cast & crew information. For TV Shows it is now much easier to jump between seasons and see which episodes you already watched.
  • Watch Later & Friends - We expanded the thumbnails in Watch Later & Friends sections and now let you filter between clips, TV Shows and Movies.
Version 1.5.0:

Version 1.5 of Boxee is currently being tested by Boxee Box Early Access users and will soon be available in Beta. We plan to release 1.5 together with Live TV later in January. Here's some of the new features you can look forward to on the Boxee Box…

  • Home Screen - We've added links to the standard menu to launch the Browser and Live TV (once you've attached the more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Boxee User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Jdgicker reviewed on 23 Jul 2012
frequent crashes negate the usefulness.
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Randyharris reviewed on 07 Apr 2012
Boxee made the final version 1.50 available for download here:

http://code.google.com/p/boxee-for-computers/

(unsupported)
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Doug S. commented on 21 Feb 2012
Wait... So they are or they aren't doing desktop versions of this anymore? Because the official word was Boxee on the desktop was dead. And yet... Here this is.
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Negritude replied on 21 Feb 2012
1.5.0 was the last version.
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 05 Feb 2012
Download link is dead... :(
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Libertyforall1776 replied on 11 Feb 2012
Ok, this is a mess-up, MU, Boxee and Boxee Media Manager are completely separate apps!
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OSX-FTW! commented on 27 Dec 2011
My mouse only can travel about 50% across the screen here in version 1.5. I had to revert back to the stable build. :(
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Tim27 commented on 26 Dec 2011
Apparently, 1.5 will be the final version of the desktop app. They are concentrating only on their Boxee device from now on.
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Y-Guy replied on 27 Dec 2011
Guess I'm happy I never could get Boxee to work well for my needs, now they are they dropping it I have nothing to lose nor invested in it.
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Negritude replied on 12 Jan 2012
Here's the full note about this:

http://blog.boxee.tv/2011/12/26/boxee-1-5-fall-software-update/

"Growing Past the PC

This 1.5 release will be the last version of Boxee for PC/Mac/Ubuntu. It will be available on Boxee.tv through the end of January.

We believe the future of TV will be driven by devices such as the Boxee Box, Connected TVs / Blu-Rays and 2nd screen devices such as tablets and phones. While there are still many users who have computers connected to their TVs, we believe this use case is likely to decline as users find better alternatives. People will continue to watch a lot of video on their computer, but it is more likely to be a laptop than a home-theater PC and probably through a browser rather than downloaded software.

To our computer users… to those who have come out to our NYC and SF meetups, talked with us at Engadget, GDGT, and Giz Gallery events, or enjoyed Austin BBQ with us during SxSW, or simply messaged with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our forums… thank you for all your support – we would not be where we are today without you. But we can’t stay here.

We are excited about the upcoming release of Boxee Live TV and our new product roadmap for 2012. If you are a current Boxee user on a computer we hope that you will enjoy 1.5 and maybe when you are ready to retire that good ol’ HTPC/Mac Mini you will decide to get a Boxee Box.

Sincerely,

Team Boxee"
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Jeff-H. commented on 05 Nov 2011
The reason I got Boxee was to watch Vudu content. I linked my accounts no problem and see my rentals, however when I go to watch an movie (SD, all I've got so far), the movie plays for less then a minute and then I hear the fan of my mini spin up and it freezes, requiring a force stop.
This has happened 3 times, which is every time.
I have a brand new mini, 10.7.2, 8gb ram and newest Boxee.
[Version 0.9.23.15885]

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Blackmagic replied on 30 Dec 2011
I know this is a late reply, but I was having the same problem, and it's the same on the Windows version of Boxee. They "fixed the glitch" by removing Vudu support for Boxee. Ugh.
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Rubaiyat commented on 29 Oct 2011
Does this have anything over XBMC?
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 15 May 2011
Boxee really needs a Crackle.com plugin! ;-) Some pretty good free content there...
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Jazzyguy commented on 11 Mar 2011
I found my movies under my files/home/movies. I wonder why they don't show under "Movies"
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Maboroshi had trouble on 07 Mar 2010
I'm having the opposite problem. My remote now ONLY works in Boxee.
I think its this "boxeeservice" application thats running in the background that seems to be completely blocking normal use of my apple remote.
Annoyingly, even after quitting the app through Activity Monitor, within seconds the app reopens itself.

Whats up with that??
[Version 0.9.20.10708]

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Wcitymike replied on 18 May 2010
"Annoyingly, even after quitting the app through Activity Monitor, within seconds the app reopens itself."

You've got a launch agent or launchdaemon that's making sure it stays active. Check out ~/Library/LaunchAgents, /Library/LaunchAgents, /Library/LaunchDaemons, /System/Library/LaunchAgents, and /System/Library/LaunchDaemons.

Type "launchctl unload" along with the name (and *full* path) of whatever one looks like it's keeping it active. It's most likely not going to be in the System directories, and take care before unloading anything located in *there*.

Once you've done that, delete the file in question.
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Darylf2 had trouble on 08 Jan 2010
This version won't work for me at all; the app just seems to hang. I can force-quit it, at least (i.e., it doesn't hang my whole Mac). I'm not impressed...
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Libertyforall1776 replied on 21 Feb 2010
Look up the definition of beta software... ;-)
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Tim27 had trouble on 07 Jan 2010
Has anyone had problems using their Apple remote with Boxee? My remote won't do anything in it.
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Draelren commented on 08 Jan 2010
http://www.iospirit.com/labs/candelair/
will help you. don't know how it does it but it "redirects" the remote commands to apps like boxee, xbmc and such.
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Tim27 replied on 08 Jan 2010
That works awesome! Thanks!
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 25 Jan 2010
Candelair did NOT fix my Apple Remote to work with the latest Boxee. :-( Any other ideas? TIA!

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widethtripp rated on 01 May 2012

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Moccaboi rated on 16 Mar 2012

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Movmnt rated on 14 Mar 2012

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Uendel rated on 04 Feb 2012

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Schmelding rated on 25 Aug 2011

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Torsten73 rated on 08 Jul 2011

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widethtripp rated on 21 Jun 2011

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ProjectBuilders rated on 17 Apr 2011

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Loi rated on 31 Mar 2011

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terrydactyl rated on 10 Jan 2011

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Date:26 Dec 2011
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Boxee is a simple way of viewing online movies, music, TV, and photos. Online TV, movies, music, and photos - made easy for couch potatoes.

Features & Benefits: Designed for the TV using a Remote Control - connect your computer to a TV using an DVI/VGA to HDMI cable.

On a laptop or connected to an HDTV, Boxee's free software lets you navigate all your personal movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like MLB, Netflix, Pandora, Last.fm, and Flickr from one screen with a remote.


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