I’m raving about Boxee this week

Contrary to popular belief (among the crew of the Galactica), Boxee is not the name of Apollo’s adopted son; instead it’s a piece of client software that aggregates video on the web and places it into a unified control and display environment (i.e. you don’t have to visit YouTube’s or Hulu’s web pages; you can just surf them from one program.)  I’m only running in 640×480 mode at home so it’s not up to its full potential (might have to do with scaled fonts in Vista.)  And it doesn’t run as a client on the iphone.  But it’s great for watching YouTube, Hulu, TV.com and even Joost (sometimes.)  My harmony remote works fine and they even have an iPhone remote (for free) which controls Boxee and provides a virtual keyboard, etc.  I tried integrating the Boxee client software into Vista Media Center but had some problems (screen was zoomed in and I couldn’t see the whole screen or scroll left and right).  But, for an alpha software package, I couldn’t be happier.  I might install it on the kids’ macmini and try it in the bedroom upstairs.  So far, so good!

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