Have you installed Boxee?? What do you think of it so far?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by frankiepdx, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    frankiepdx

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    #1
    Have you installed Boxee?

    I'm ready to do the install. I'm hesitant when it comes to tampering with the ATV since ATV4Windows was a failure IMO.

    List your likes and dislikes.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Like: the idea

    Dislike: very buggy atm, interface is almost illegible, very green. aspect ratio is wrong and seem to be unable to change. video playback not great (re: aspect ratio especially). very unfriendly interface in general really.
     
  3. VoR
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    Have you tried xbmc on your atv and/or mac?
    Boxee is a 'social networking' fork of xbmc, basically it's just a different interface.

    It's much more of a 'media center' experience I think.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Well I did install it, only problem is I can't get further than the login screen since my pointer is not showing. :confused:
    So if there's anyone out there who knows how to fix this problem... let me know! :)

    btw: Installation itself was pretty easy and foolproof if you ask me.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Deselect "Use Internal Remote Control" and select "Use Boxee's Univerlsa mode" in Boxee's settings. That worked for me.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I am able to login now! Thanks :)
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Got my invite within 2 days, the install to the ATV went perfect. Tried both Boxee and XBMC for a couple of days. Did the ATV update last night and it removed the 2 programs, what did I do then ?. Nothing I have not reinstalled either program, I thought they were both, Meh, nothing special, I did not really like either interface, although XBMC was slightly better than Boxee. Took a bit to figure out how to do the screen formatting after choosing resolution.

    I do think Apple really needs to do a remake of the interface, and replace that stupid remote with a fully functional one, or do a major update to their remote software for the iTouch/iPhone.
     

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