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tsella
October 20th, 2008, 01:15 PM
see it at http://vimeo.com/2010794

boxee for Mac has the following 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


cpu

Intel based Mac
Apple TV


changes:


complete UI overhaul
play content available from: Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, MySpaceTV, NextNewNetworks, On Networks
connect to videos from Hulu and CBS straight from friends activity and recommendations
manage your personal RSS feeds from http://app.boxee.tv and access them through boxee (on My Feeds under Internet Video or Internet Music)
navigation in media is vertical (up/down) instead of horizontal (left/right)
mouse is supported and enabled by default for new installations (for upgrades it can be enabled via Settings > Appearance)
application settings (YouTube, Flickr, Last.fm) are now accessible from the Settings menu
improved SMB support, which also fixes accessing your media via the Apple TV
when using a keyboard, the ESCAPE button always takes you to the previous screen
improved lyrics support
improved subtitles look and feel, support for subtitle switching and fixed media going Speedy Gonzales for a few seconds when subtitle are applied
when working in off-line mode, you can now properly access your local content
numerous bug fixes
many fixes from our friends at xbmc.org


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
no pause in videos from Comedy Central and MySpaceTV
no forward/reverse for Flash based sites (Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central...)
on some (most) Flash movies - boxee will not identify the end. manual stop is required
some Flash media may play in black-and-white, so go retro, and just playback again to resolve
Flash media volume cannot currently be controlled via boxee. workaround - those nice volume up/down in your tv/receiver remote


enjoy!

jbernabeu
October 21st, 2008, 03:12 AM
Hello,

First of all I have to say that all of you have done a great job, just keep on going :).

I am using the Mac Os X version in a Mac Mini Core Duo.

I just have a problem. In this version I am not able to watch the images, as soon as I try to the screen goes black, I can view all the buttons but the screen remains black.

The other thing that I would like to ask for is a way of translating the literals that appear in the screen, I am using the "spanish version" and some of them are not translated ... is there a file that I could change to translate them ??? .

Thanks in advance.

BERNABEU

PD: I would like to apologie for my poor english ...

agentlame
October 21st, 2008, 03:20 AM
if you open:
/Applications/Boxee.app/contents/resources/boxee/language/Spanish/strings.xml
in a text editor, and compare it to:
/Applications/Boxee.app/contents/resources/boxee/language/English/strings.xml

you can fill in the missing strings... i'm sure if you posted your results to the forums, the boxee team will add it to a future version.

jbernabeu
October 21st, 2008, 05:47 AM
I will work on it ... and I will send it back to ... someone ;-)

Another questions ...

is there a way to plug a radio station that it is in a "mms: link" ???

Can Boxee handle a tvcard and link with Eye Tv or something similar ???

BERNABEU

iamddavee
October 21st, 2008, 08:46 AM
just giving props to you guys. best MC for the mac ive used to date. It would beat windows mc if it only had a way to implement tv tuners.

macmino
October 21st, 2008, 05:51 PM
Hi,

can I do somethings else with my mac? I really would to test this fantastic software! Let me help (I'm not a developer, only a deep mac user).
Please, invite me :) :)
Thank you in advance,

Roberto

agentlame
October 21st, 2008, 08:09 PM
is there a way to plug a radio station that it is in a "mms: link" ???
just add the mms:// to your sources.xml... here's how:
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=730

Can Boxee handle a tvcard and link with Eye Tv or something similar ???
not at the moment.... here is a little more info (read on from page two):
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=543&highlight=eyetv&page=2

bshigenaka
November 10th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Hi,

I'd like to help troubleshoot your awesome alpha. I've been looking for an updated list of Known Issues, can't find one very easily.

May I suggest a sticky in each of the OS subdfolders? I already have a few items, including a photo of my TV running boxee, but I don't want to waste anyone's time duplicating someone else's work.

Thanks!

B

agentlame
November 10th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Hi,

I'd like to help troubleshoot your awesome alpha. I've been looking for an updated list of Known Issues, can't find one very easily.

May I suggest a sticky in each of the OS subdfolders? I already have a few items, including a photo of my TV running boxee, but I don't want to waste anyone's time duplicating someone else's work.

Thanks!

B

hey bshigenaka.... welcome to the forums!

actually, quite soon we will be adding much more content to the wiki:
http://wiki.boxee.tv
if you would like to help, we could always use another hand.

bshigenaka
November 11th, 2008, 06:20 PM
hey bshigenaka.... welcome to the forums!

actually, quite soon we will be adding much more content to the wiki:
http://wiki.boxee.tv
if you would like to help, we could always use another hand.

OK! I'm not sure what kind of format you're planning for your wiki, but I'll add what I have and if you move it somewhere else, I'll certainly understand!

Brad

EDIT: I just noticed, DUH, there's a section in the forums that has most of what I was looking for. It would still help to have a comprehensive list, I started a wiki page on one but deleted it. I'll try again later!

briancrowder
November 13th, 2008, 10:05 PM
I'm new to the forum, but I really want to get started with the AppleTV upgrade. How do I get an invite to the alpha? I'm on the list I guess, but "several weeks" is a long time to wait.

Any ideas?