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Old May 22nd, 2010, 08:38 AM
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Default [Released!!!] Navi-X for Boxee!!!





Navi-X Repository
http://tinyurl.com/navixforboxee

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http://navi-x.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/boxee


Navi-X on GoogleCode
http://code.google.com/p/navi-x/

The Navi-X Media Browser is a "content aggregator" that provides access to all kinds of multimedia content, listed on a public directory of user contributed listings or playlists for playing on your TV or PC! Users can link to content and playback video, audio, pictures, podcasts, text, rss and html on the internet and share it with people around the world in seconds! Create fully customizable playlists with backgrounds, logos and icons as well as link to your favorite multimedia on the internet or browse the already existing directory of publicly available content, in one sleek, fast and unified application! Navi-X is a multi-platform addon for XBMC and Boxee, popular and free media center applications available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Apple TV and the original Xbox (modified). We also are always looking to put a flavor of Navi-X on any platform we possibly can. Check out Navi-X and see what you have been missing!

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www.navi-x.org



CURRENT PROJECT NOTES

How do I install Navi-X for Boxee?
1. Download, Install and Run Boxee. http://www.boxee.tv/download
2. In Boxee, go to Apps and add this repository address: http://tinyurl.com/navixforboxee
3. Add the App to your Favorites list, then click on Navi-X.


Current Issues with Navi-X on Boxee Box

1. Any long movie or video will possibly stop streaming from it's source during playback. It happens at random times. CURRENT WORKAROUND: Start the source again in Navi-X, then type four digits corresponding to the time approximately that the video ended. For example, if a movie stops streaming 35 minutes into the movie, type "0035" on your remote and Boxee should seek forward to that time. With the new seek feature, you can hold right and advance in time as well.


THESE ISSUES WILL BE RESOLVED WHEN ALL BOXEE PLAYER ISSUES ARE RESOLVED. No estimated time of resolution and working playback is contingent upon technical resolution of acknowledge bugs in Boxee at Jira.Boxee.TV.

Troubleshooting Guide for Buffering or Streaming Issues in Navi-X
http://forums.boxee.tv/showpost.php?...&postcount=803

Navi-X Terms of Service
http://navix.turner3d.net/terms

At this time, WE ARE NO LONGER TROUBLESHOOTING BUFFERING / STREAMING ISSUES... read the guide for details.

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Old May 22nd, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Works great for me !!
The remote is not as functional in Boxee as XBMC so some options don't seem to be available , such as download .
But watching shows works great , thanks
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 08:01 PM
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Well now that the cat is out of the bag and I'm home from work, let me tell you all what Navi-X is since nobody seems to know...

Navi-X is a "media browser" for finding content on the internet!! What kind of content do you ask???

Movies, TV Shows, Music, RSS Podcasts, Live Streams, News, Sports, whatever... We stream links from many, many, many sources that Boxee has not traditionally offered until now!

We have 85 processors, which means you can link to content on over 85 websites and play it back via Boxee on your TV!!

Videofriender, MovShare, and MegaVideo are some of our more popular processors, allowing you to playback any movie from these websites in your Boxee instantly. Want to catch up on the classics or miss something you haven't seen yet??? Now is a better time than ever!

We also have website scrapers that scrape whole video directories from websites and organize them into playlists for browsing. I personally like Crackle movies, Fancast and Adult Swim and anytime a website updates its content, it's instantly viewable in Navi-X.

For now, Downloading is not enabled but it may be some time in the near future... obviously the most popular feature hands down in Navi-X usually.

Realize we are originally based in XBMC, so you will also see content for XBMC available... disregard it as it will not help make Boxee better via plugins, etc.

This is a good start for now... cool thing is, lets say I watch Iron Man 2 and like it... I can click Share, then anyone viewing my favorites list can instantly playback the items from the home menu. Also, the links that save in the boxee site... they can be copied and pasted to others so they too can download WITHOUT even needing Boxee or Navi-X!! Technically, if you didn't wanna wait for us to implement downloading, you can do this now by logging into your boxee account at boxee.tv and view your activity, then click on your shared favorite to download it!!

Check out Navi-X yourself, cause we didn't spend every working minute trying to make this happen for you boxee users for nothing... this is what you have been waiting for... check out Navi-X on Boxee today!!!

iRoNBiLL

P.S. Props to my buddy Frank for making this work!

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Old May 22nd, 2010, 08:35 PM
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Cool, can't wait to check It out!
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 09:21 PM
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This is Awesome! I'm still trying to get used to the navigation. I keep hitting the menu button and it backs me completely out of the app. Gotta remember to not hit that button.

Also, wondering if it would be possible to scrape videos from livewellhd.com? I have to leave boxee and go to clicker.com to watch these videos. Would love to be able to watch them within boxee.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 11:54 PM
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Okay...

First of all, I would like to thank "darcilicious" for closing my other thread, as I couldn't think of any other way to abandon it and transition to this new thread without telling people to stop using the thread... so even though some would be upset with a closed thread, I'm for a change quite thankful for this.

I will try to add links to tutorials or something as soon as possible. As it is we haven't updated the manual for over a year and we've had soooo many changes, it's crazy.

As for basic navigation... realize what you are browsing in Navi-X is basically a bunch of playlists linked to each other internally, with other links to playlists containing links to other playlists and multimedia content... genius concept when you think about it.

As for browsing content in general... you go through playlists proceeding with "browsing", but if you want to go back a playlist, click the grey/white arrow that looks like this... < and click on it, or press left until it turns white to highlight it, then press enter. Maybe eventually, we will get "Backspace=Go Back A Playlist"... I'm not a dev, but from what I hear, most of Navi-X 3.2 for XBMC features will be implemented in the near future.

Get back to you all soon with video tutorials to make it simpler to understand.

As for requesting website scrapers, yes we take requests here...
http://navix.turner3d.net/forums/?ac...pic_view&id=76

**Note: You have to create a free playlist hosting account on http://navix.turner3d.net before you can add a request.

**Also, I already requested this for you on our website, so whenever you get around to making a free playlist hosting account, you can add more requests on the forums at the link above, as well as add links to movies, shows, podcasts and music. Your site looks like an easy request from my experiences.

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:27 AM
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This is Awesome! I'm still trying to get used to the navigation. I keep hitting the menu button and it backs me completely out of the app. Gotta remember to not hit that button.

Also, wondering if it would be possible to scrape videos from livewellhd.com? I have to leave boxee and go to clicker.com to watch these videos. Would love to be able to watch them within boxee.
I have the same problem. Keep hitting ESC key and that accidentally terminates the Navi-X app. I also see that some Navi-X features (like Plug-Ins and HTML) don't work yet.
Otherwise, what can i say? This is quite an App!

It's going to take me awhile to wade through all of the content here. A fine addition to Boxee!
Thanks to the Navi-X team for making the Boxee experience even richer.

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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:45 AM
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I havent had boxee or navi-x but only about 4 days now, but I have already had to remove navi and redo it 3 times. Not sure the best way to config boxee and navi to stream better. I understand that during peak hours the streaming quality may be very poor and slow. Example, yesterday morning around 7:30 AM I was able to stream almost the entire first season of Eastbound & Down. Around 11:30 AM that same morning I wasnt even able to stream a 28 minute episode in an hour! I have read the guides on installing flash 10 and trying to speed up the system but then again every time I try to do anything through ssh using putty all I get are errors. Example 2, last night I was streaming Paranormal Activity 2 around 11 PM and it took a while to start playing but once it started it basically streamed the movie and loaded at the same time, but 32 minutes into the film when it actually starts to get entertaining it completely quit and returned to the search results. Now I dont know about anyone else but I am really angry I had to sit for 32 minutes watching boring stuff only to have it quit once it starts getting good. Especially with watching Paranormal Activity 2! Do you people understand the torture it was to watch the beginning of that film!

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Old November 7th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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ctolli7721

I merged your new thread into this existing Announcement thread, as the stream issues associated with movies and tv show files is detailed here.

It comes down to network and server loads that limits the bandwidth and thus slow buffer and stream performance. This is most common after 8pm Eastern time USA and through the night. Also, more popular videos also hog bandwidth and then lag occurs.

Check back on some of the first few pages as I and others bring this up.

The alt is to Luv the video and log into your Boxee.tv account and see the item in your viewed log and click it to down load it. But it too can take a looooooong time depending upon server demand.
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In all honesty, I don't bother with brand new movies in the theaters cause they always buffer, whether I watch them in Navi-X or on the video website. I watch classic movies mainly and I fair a lot better with them than a movie everybody and their mother is trying to watch. It makes me mad too to see that videos buffer as much as they do sometimes, but the only fix is to pay video sites money for more bandwidth, since they are so popular. If they had more bandwidth, everyone would be happy.

Like the judge said, the fall comes down to video hosts and bandwidth limitations and this is the issue at hand. Navi-X is not magical... it just seems that way sometimes.

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