View Full Version : Boxee Rules. AKA: Thank you all!

January 30th, 2009, 07:13 PM
I've only been using boxee for the last month or so. Since the explosion of popularity, the forums have been inundated with requests and complaints. Not because the users are ungrateful, but only because Boxee is incredible.

I'd like to take this moment to thank the developers and the forum mods... and pretty much everyone who makes Boxee possible.

Can everyone else show their appreciation?

January 30th, 2009, 11:21 PM
w00t +1 to that!

Boxee is by far the best media player I've used. XBMC may be more powerfull, but Boxee is so much easier to use :).

January 31st, 2009, 12:49 AM
Woot +1!!! Amazing job guys!

January 31st, 2009, 12:52 AM
excellent post couldn't agree more!

January 31st, 2009, 01:12 AM
<3 boxee :-)

January 31st, 2009, 05:07 AM
+1, love the boxee :)

January 31st, 2009, 09:56 AM
No reason to own a TV if you don't have Boxee!

January 31st, 2009, 10:14 AM
huh... i stand corrected.

January 31st, 2009, 10:26 AM
I heartily agree--Boxee is great!

January 31st, 2009, 10:32 AM
There is nothing better then seeing a good piece of software getting put together. I equate this project to Firefox, a great framework with the ability to build upon it. Excellent work indeed!

January 31st, 2009, 12:09 PM
From a non tech's perspective..... Boxee looks a lot like the future!

January 31st, 2009, 12:17 PM
The killer app the micro soft penises could not come up with. I'm done with subscription TV.

January 31st, 2009, 02:41 PM
Sometimes I wonder if I am delusional because even though I haven't been able to use Boxee (at all) due to the password bug, I still see so much potential in it. As it stands, I've never tried any other media center application (I just got interested in online media/htpc/media-center-stuff early this year), but I still count myself among the Boxee faithful. I enjoy viewing and posting on the forum as well as on GetSatisfaction. I love that Boxee is open-source and multi-platform (I swear by Linux, but it's still nice to know that I can recommend boxee to friends that use another OS) and I can only imagine what great things will come in the future!

January 31st, 2009, 03:22 PM
...I haven't been able to use Boxee (at all) due to the password bug...

'password bug'?

January 31st, 2009, 03:31 PM
I wouls also like to express my thanks to the team, great job guys! This is awesome software, and I can see how great it's going to become :D

January 31st, 2009, 10:28 PM
'password bug'?

Boxee doesn't like alphanumeric passwords, so when I enter in my password, I am unable to log in. I also am unable to change the password on the Boxee website, to boot :eek:

January 31st, 2009, 10:40 PM
Boxee doesn't like alphanumeric passwords, so when I enter in my password, I am unable to log in. I also am unable to change the password on the Boxee website, to boot :eek:

my password is alphanumeric and i don't have a problem

January 31st, 2009, 11:37 PM
my password is alphanumeric and i don't have a problem

weeird. I dunno... I was told it was a bug :confused:

January 31st, 2009, 11:43 PM
although mine doesn't start with a number, not sure if that does anything

January 31st, 2009, 11:54 PM
although mine doesn't start with a number, not sure if that does anything

me neither; tho likewise, I dunno if it means anything :(

February 1st, 2009, 08:40 AM
Thanks for the support ..guys with password issues pm i will try and help you..

February 1st, 2009, 09:59 AM
Been using Boxee for a while now, and I too would like to add my voice to the chorus of thanks. For alpha software it is amazing. Some things break from time to time, but that is more due to the moving target (i.e. ABC changing things) rather than Team Boxee missing the mark.

Even my wife has become a huge Boxee fan. She normally is frustrated when I dabble with new tech and just wants stuff to work perfectly... she loves Boxee on the ATV so much that we bought a second ATV for the house and put Boxee on a Mac Mini in our bedroom.

For us, Boxee works great. We anxiously await new features and understand when stuff needs to be tweaked, but for the most part it is very feature rich, functional, and polished.


February 1st, 2009, 10:49 AM
I'm loving it. Thank you to all you smart people who put this together. I can't wait to see where boxee will go from here.

February 1st, 2009, 12:24 PM
Boxee hands down beats all the media center software I've tried, and I've tried over 10 programs dissatisfied by all of them. All this and it's still in alpha! AND I'm on Windows alpha which has been out the shortest time.

I've been waiting for something to nail the integration between emerging local, web and social sources of media into a decent front end. Boxee does this for fun, it's free and open source and community extendible.

Thanks to all involved and I hope it goes from strength to strength. If only I could view Hulu and Netflix here in the UK, I'd be absolutely made.

February 9th, 2009, 12:18 AM
I too would like to add my voice to the chorus.... i love Boxee and thankful for the chance to be a part of the Alpha testing on Windows.. Mac and ATV.

February 9th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Rock on Boxee :-)

February 9th, 2009, 03:11 PM
The love :)

February 9th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks for all the work. I love this application :D

February 10th, 2009, 12:00 AM
CHeers and Beers! Thanks guys!

February 10th, 2009, 12:55 AM
New to this App, but already love it. Cheers guys

February 15th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Hey Boxee Developers... You guys rock! I've been using Boxee on my AppleTV for about a week, and, I actually barely use the device for anything else now! Bugs? Yes. Things it doesn't do that I wish it would? A few... But, wow! This is the awesomest free software I've come across in a long time. Keep up the good work. Hope you all eventually make a good chunk of money off this. :D

February 15th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I'm new to Boxee but love the future possibilities and finding out what it can do. Much better than WMC and much more customizable than ATV. Keep it up... :)

February 15th, 2009, 09:20 PM
boxee rules, period. Love it.

The only thing it could do is PVR and my media center would be complete with one app.

February 16th, 2009, 02:25 PM
I can see Boxee may become addictive. When can we get a TV with Boxee built in ? :D:D:D

February 17th, 2009, 12:50 PM
+1 totally agree. Everyone sees the future and is so eager to get there. I think the boxee audience is a bit like those kids saying "are we there yet?" all the time. Its not because because is bad, its just because boxee is so exciting.

February 17th, 2009, 01:46 PM
I gave up cable any my exorbitant bill last July knowing full well that all of the content that my gf and I watch is readily available on-line. With my girlfriend's support based on the belief that the media center would pay for itself in a matter of time after giving up our $180 /mo. cable bill I set off to create the perfect media center that would be easy for me (and more importantly her) to use. The media center setup has been a constant work in progress but it is finally close to perfect.

My mac based media center started out with Front Row, Apple Blue tooth KB, Logitech MX. Text was blurry on CRT so we got a 52" plasma. Mouse doesn't work well on sofa or leg so we got a keyspan RF remote which is incredibly configurable with Remote Buddy software. While this worked well and the Remote Buddy software does technically allow you to do everything without a kb / mouse b/c of its virtual k/b mouse it is just not as fast as a real kb / mouse. I found it frustrating that everything wasn't in one place. Front Row doesn't crop black bars on standard content so I had to buy Media Central, but only used it for 4:3 content due to its lackluster interface. I had to disable the limited on-line content for Media Central b/c it slows down interface big time. I tried PLEX, but I found it to be too unstable, awkward to navigate and I could never get all of the controls mapped just right. I still used iTunes for music b/c it was easier to navigate music there as compared to front row. And of course I made use of all the streaming internet audio and video sites, but I had to set up shortcuts on the dock to all of them and navigate to content on the web page with kb / mouse. I found TV programs not available to stream with transmission, but again I needed to manually manage this with kb / mouse.

Now I can finally do all of this in ONE PLACE like I wanted all along. The scraping of internet sites to pull all the artwork and descriptions results in a very nice looking and just as import usable interface that my girlfriend can use. Yes boxee does rule! I can't wait to see how it continues to develop.