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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: New Boxee Beta Released Reply with quote

New Boxee Beta Released
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

Boxee announced the release of a new version of the Boxee Beta today. According to the company, this update resolves more than 500 issues with the first version of the Boxee Beta released to the public in January. The update also focuses on improving overall stability and the handling of SMB shares. The new Boxee Beta, version 0.9.20.10708, is available for download here. It weighs in at 54MB and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or later.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the newer beta, but it's been so buggy. I really hope this update helps!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I uninstall my older version first?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray Finkle wrote:
Should I uninstall my older version first?

You don't need to do that.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news! It's been rough going since the first release. Maybe I can leave Plex behind for good now. I don't see anything exciting happening with it anymore. I would rather even run XMBC, which has totally gotten their shit together over the last six months. Maybe it's the true long term play here.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huff wrote:
Ray Finkle wrote:
Should I uninstall my older version first?

You don't need to do that.



Thanks Huff I will have to give it a try very soon. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be skipping over some of my album art. Other than that, I haven't had any major trouble. It definitely feels more responsive to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using this on and off for a month now. I like it. Integrates well with Netflix and has a nice GUI. I don't know if I like where the Boxee team is heading with more "paid" programming in the future. Time will tell.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the new user interface! Cool

Heck, I bought another refurbished Mac mini just to run Boxee for HTPC. The old version may have been lame, but this new beta that came out last month rules. I think it looks and runs way better than Plex. That being said, I have a feeling that the people working on Plex have something big up their sleeves. It seems like they haven't released an update in a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm testing this on a brand new mini server and all works pretty well, except for the issue with album cover art. I'm getting blank boxes on albums that iTunes shows just fine.

Otherwise, nice and responsive.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having the same issues with album art. They are good in iTunes, but missing in Boxee. I really have nothing bad to say beyond that one. It's a sweet media center application.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this problem with album art a known issue? I even tried changing some of mine, but it didn't make difference. Once they go missing, they seem to stay missing. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new Boxee. What's the status on it coming over to the Apple TV?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was able to install it on Mac Mini server, and install went well; however, it can't seem to open. It appears like it'll open when clicked, but a few seconds later it crashes.

Anyone else have a similar issue?
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