View Full Version : boxee for Mac, AppleTV, Linux by-invitation-alpha

December 16th, 2008, 09:28 AM
avneron just posted a blog post (http://blog.boxee.tv/2008/12/16/fixing-bugs/) regarding the version update, primarily a bugfix for (http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=2532), and finally a release for us penguin lova'z.

a couple more fixes not featured in the blog post:

new configuration options to set file size limit for video recognition via Setting > Video
full screen option on 2nd display now works without jumping back to 1st display

davilla and crew at atvusb-creator (http://code.google.com/p/atvusb-creator/) also released MultiLauncher (http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=3075), which fixed the issue with boxee not always starting up (actually showing up) when running on atv. this is not yet a full launcher update, but the guys are doing tremendous work to make you happy. kudos scott and stephen!

boxee for Mac software requirements

Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger
Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
Apple TV r2.2+

to get boxee for Mac, go to http://app.boxee.tv/download

hardware requirements


Intel based Mac
Apple TV

boxee for Linux software requirements

ubuntu 8.04 (hardy heron) or 8.10 (interpid ibex) x86 (not x86_64) operating system
for nvidia gpus, latest nvidia proprietary drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
for ati gpus, latest ati proprietary drivers from http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
if you have a lirc compatible remote, for example, windows MCE remote, install lirc using sudo apt-get install lirc command. we also support direct hardware mapping for supporting Apple IR and other usb based devices usually not supported under lirc, and can be contacted via support@boxee.tv or http://forum.boxee.tv to set those up.
visual effects (compiz fusion) should be disabled. this is done by System > Preferences > Appearance > Visual Effects, set to None

to get boxee for Linux, go to http://app.boxee.tv/download

hardware requirements (this is hardware we tested with, other hardware may be supported as well)


nvidia 6150le igp, go7300 mobile, 8600m gt mobile and 7,8,9 series desktop gpus
intel 945*, 965, X3000, X3100 igp
ati x1600 mobile gpu


current intel and amd processors


intel hda

any other alsa-supported should work

known issues

this is prerelease alpha software. 'nuff said.
logoff is temporarily disabled, please exit and restart boxee if you wish to switch profile, sorry
some Flash media may rarely play in black-and-white, so go retro, and just playback again to resolve
Netflix not available on Linux and ATV
there are several issues with pulseaudio under Linux, you may need to uninstall for boxee to work


December 18th, 2008, 03:06 PM
can I please get an invite for the alpha test

armks73 (@) stottmann (.) com

thx a bunch

Macbook Pro 2.0 CD 64gb SSD
Imac 24" (2008)
Apple tv 2.2 patched

December 20th, 2008, 08:17 AM
It must be said:

This version is the best release so far. Way better than the last version. Stable as hell and fast enough! Good job!

December 20th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Willing to give it a shot! Send me an invite :)

December 21st, 2008, 04:38 AM
please go to this thread and request an invite http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=144

Joey DiFranco
December 21st, 2008, 04:25 PM
Can anyone send me Boxee for apple TV? just got one, can't wait to sup it up!

December 23rd, 2008, 09:31 PM
VERY sweet! release! Way more stable and better, nicer GUI!
Congrats guys!!:)

December 30th, 2008, 07:35 PM
EDIT: Oops! Wrong forum for invites...sorry! :)

January 5th, 2009, 10:49 PM
What does it improve on ATV? Anyone know

Rich Gibson
January 17th, 2009, 04:08 PM
I've been tring to send a request or log on but I can't enter my name/password. May I please get an invitation for the Mac?

ragibson at cox dot net

Thanks, Rich

Boza Pub
January 18th, 2009, 09:04 PM
May I please get an invitation for the APPLE TV,MacBook.
Thanks BP:)