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playsccr
January 6th, 2011, 10:54 AM
with the amazon return date looming i was hoping more light could be shed on the application.

i currently have an HP Media Server and a Boxee Box .....how will this boxee ipad application work?

could i watch my boxee box content on the ipad?

Per Boxee Blog:

Boxee for iPad

We have been working the past few months on Boxee for iPad, and while it is not ready to launch we are giving people at the CES Show a sneak peek of the App. It enables you to access videos from your Watch Later list as well as from your Feed (stuff shared from Facebook / Twitter), and staying true to Boxee roots also enables you to stream videos directly to the iPad from your PC/Mac (without requiring you to sync).

You can watch videos on the iPad using the new app, but it only takes one click to send that video to your D-Link/Iomega/ViewSonic Boxee device. “Ze nice,” as we say in the office.

So 2 new devices from new partners, an iPad to accompany them all (including the Boxee Box by D-Link), and some great new content on its way. It’s going to be a big 2011 for Boxee and our users - and we’re happy to be starting the year off with a bang.

pbiancardi
January 6th, 2011, 10:57 AM
with the amazon return date looming i was hoping more light could be shed on the application.

i currently have an HP Media Server and a Boxee Box .....how will this boxee ipad application work?

could i watch my boxee box content on the ipad?

If you want to watch your local content there is already a program called Air Video that should work for you, for the boxee you would have to assume that any online content that they have will be available (not sure what good that does as Ipad already has Netflix and Hulu+ working).

Ph8
January 6th, 2011, 11:07 AM
with the amazon return date looming i was hoping more light could be shed on the application.

i currently have an HP Media Server and a Boxee Box .....how will this boxee ipad application work?

could i watch my boxee box content on the ipad?

There hasnt been any news on the IPad app as of yet (heck it was just barely announced that they would be displaying it at CES), so no one here would be able to give you the answeres you are looking for. Your best bet would probably to try and email one of the Boxee team members.

playsccr
January 6th, 2011, 11:07 AM
There hasnt been any news on the IPad app as of yet (heck it was just barely announced that they would be displaying it at CES), so no one here would be able to give you the answeres you are looking for. Your best bet would probably to try and email one of the Boxee team members.

i feel like some boxee people are always lurking in the message boards

Ph8
January 6th, 2011, 11:11 AM
i feel like some boxee people are always lurking in the message boards

Not always no, and with the Sp3\Vudu\NetFlix deadlines this week\month, I dont think well see much of anyone on here. Especially do discuss CES stuff, what you may want to do is wait for the Blog post that includes it and comment on that, you may get lucky and get a response there., otherwise Id jsut email someone as they may never see this post.

Ph8
January 6th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Well what do you know, there are no specific details, but here you go:
http://blog.boxee.tv/2011/01/06/boxee-at-vegas-cbs-vudu-3d-sneak-peek-at-our-ipad-app/

Boxee for iPad

We have been working the past few months on Boxee for iPad, and while it is not ready to launch we are giving people at the CES Show a sneak peek of the App. It enables you to access videos from your Watch Later list as well as from your Feed (stuff shared from Facebook / Twitter), and staying true to Boxee roots also enables you to stream videos directly to the iPad from your PC/Mac (without requiring you to sync).

You can watch videos on the iPad using the new app, but it only takes one click to send that video to your D-Link/Iomega/ViewSonic Boxee device. Ze nice, as we say in the office.

gribbli
January 6th, 2011, 11:33 AM
So we can put the lack of resources myth to bed then

stevo81989
January 6th, 2011, 11:45 AM
Please read the comments guys:

Markus January 6, 2011 at 11:01 am
Great news!!!
So along with the iPad App. it’s possible to view a movie/file from a HD attached to the Boxee Box on the iPad?

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avner ronen January 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Yes, but you’ll need to run a Boxee Media Server on a PC/Mac to handle the transcoding (the Boxee Box can’t transcode on the fly)


So it seems you need a boxee software on a PC/mac, the iPad version will link to the pc/mac version and the PC will transcode on the fly. This seems to be how the Plex app works.

So yes, according to the comment you can watch video from boxee on the iPad. I would be curious about flash. In another comment he said that a demo video is coming...

StevenR
January 6th, 2011, 01:01 PM
I'm also curious about how Flash video will be handled for the iPad app. If the Boxee Media Server transcodes videos to a a format supported by the iPad then this could presumably also apply to Flash content (but might possibly depend on any DRM on the content).

stevo81989
January 6th, 2011, 01:30 PM
yeah, i would guess flash content might not be available but who knows!

johnrclem
January 6th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Hopefully there will be a Honeycomb/Android version as well :)

markush
January 7th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Here is the Demo Video from CES
http://www.cultofmac.com/exclusive-sneak-peek-of-boxees-ipad-app-ces-2011/75882

stevo81989
January 7th, 2011, 08:32 AM
Here is the Demo Video from CES
http://www.cultofmac.com/exclusive-sneak-peek-of-boxees-ipad-app-ces-2011/75882

Yeah it looks pretty sweet. What would be cool is if they made a linu version of the boxee media transcoder. i know they said PC/Mac but I would rather have a daemon software that just simply sits there.

Notorious J.E.W
January 7th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Hopefully there will be a Honeycomb/Android version as well :)

Agreed! Can't wait to get my hands on a XOOM...well after I hear a little more...and maybe know the price ha!

markush
January 7th, 2011, 08:45 AM
Though I expected that boxee Box alone will do the Job of transcoding - is the hardware to lame or is there another software update necessary?
In the meantime, would buying a NAS and installing the boxee media Server there work?

Peteostro
January 7th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Though I expected that boxee Box alone will do the Job of transcoding - is the hardware to lame or is there another software update necessary?
In the meantime, would buying a NAS and installing the boxee media Server there work?

I think in a post on the blog avner said that the boxee box hardware was not powerful enough so i think we are out of luck. But its still cool to be able to send stuff to boxee from their iPad app. You still have to put it in your boxee watch later Q and use the boxee app though. I'm hoping that boxee can get airplay support working so I can be surfing on my iPad see the video I like and just stream it to the boxee box with any app the supports AirPlay

stevo81989
January 7th, 2011, 09:52 AM
To follow up with that here is what he said.


Markus January 6, 2011 at 11:01 am
Great news!!!
So along with the iPad App. its possible to view a movie/file from a HD attached to the Boxee Box on the iPad?

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avner ronen January 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Yes, but youll need to run a Boxee Media Server on a PC/Mac to handle the transcoding (the Boxee Box cant transcode on the fly)


So yes it seems to be due to the ce4100 processor. it really doesnt look to be that strong of a processor anyways. It stinks but at least you can still run the software on PC and mac to stream anything to your iPad...and all for free!!

I wonder if this is a seperate app to or if you need to be running the full on Boxee software?

john-wil
March 31st, 2011, 02:55 PM
[QUOTE=stevo81989;145267]To follow up with that here is what he said.



So yes it seems to be due to the ce4100 processor. it really doesnt look to be that strong of a processor anyways. It stinks but at least you can still run the software on PC and mac to stream anything to your iPad...and all for free!!

I wonder if this is a seperate app to or if you need to be running the full on Boxee software?

twistybox
March 31st, 2011, 03:04 PM
Yeah it looks pretty sweet. What would be cool is if they made a linu version of the boxee media transcoder. i know they said PC/Mac but I would rather have a daemon software that just simply sits there.

That would be cool. And I'd use it for a small PC sitting under a seat in my car, so my daughter could watch videos on the iPad.