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VLC the open source cross platform media player has been updated for Android. The 16th beta which could be one of the last before the final release has fixed for the...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

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Microsoft have launched a web based version of its Xbox Video store. The app has the same content as the Xbox and Windows versions of the app, there is a...

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:10am EST

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The embedded version of XBMC OpenELEC has a new build. Release 3.2.4 of OpenELEC is a maintenance release that contains a nice big long list of fixes but no major...

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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Amazon have updated the Kindle app for Windows Phone. Version 2.0.0.5 has fast app resuming so it takes you back to the page you were reading when you resume the...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

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I have been doing lots of playing around with DVBLink recently, using it on a Raspberry Pi and an Xbox One, today DVBLogic have released the DVBLink product suite for...

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:22am EST

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I am sure there are lots of reviews about the gaming aspects of the Xbox One (personally I can't get enough time on Forza Motorsport 5) but in this review...

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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DoubleTwist the Android media app has been updated with a new UI. The app syncs up with a desktop version of the app and helps move over from the iOS/iTunes...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

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The have been many versions of Plex Home Theater released over the last year but we now have the 1.0 release of the media centre app. Plex Home Theater 1.0...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:03am EST

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I’m moving from the XBMC skin Aeon MQ4 to Aeon MQ5 at the moment. I’ve already written about the Aeon MQ5 Movie library here and the TV Shows library here....

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 7:07am EST

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Last month the new Google Nexus 5 shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat and Google have started rolling out the update for some of the older Nexus device. One of the...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:01am EST

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Google have announced a YouTube app for the Xbox One. The app enables watching of YouTube videos on the Xbox One, you can view your subscriptions and see trending videos....

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

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In Part One we looked at the general XBMC settings, in Part Two for those of you using the OpenElec operating system we looked at the OpenElec Configuration Settings, in...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 2:10am EST

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This Friday is the release of Microsoft next generation Xbox, the Xbox One and just in time for the release they have launched new version of the Xbox SmartGlass apps....

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:56am EST

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PowerDVD Mobile is Cyberlink's mobile media app, it will play most video formats including MKV, MPEG 2 and Windows Media Center files. The app has just updated and includes some...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:08am EST

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My Movies for Home and Essentials Server has been updated. Version 2.14 Pre Release 6 has new lossless MKV ripping features so it can rip MKV files automatically and store...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:20am EST

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In Part One we looked at the general XBMC settings, in Part Two for those of you using the OpenElec operating system we looked at the OpenElec Configuration Settings, in...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 10:31am EST

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In Part One we looked at the general XBMC settings, in Part Two for those of you using the OpenElec operating system we looked at the OpenElec Configuration Settings, in...

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The post CW-KID’s XBMC Settings Guide – Part3 (Program add-ons) appeared first on The Digital Lifestyle.com.

Category:First Look -- posted at: 7:42am EST

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In Part One we looked at the general XBMC settings in Part Two we will be looking at the OpenElec Configuration settings. If you have installed XBMC on to another...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 4:12am EST

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If you’re a newbie XBMC user or if you have simply looked at XBMC a few times with a view to maybe moving to it from Windows MCE, you will...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 2:12am EST

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Media browser 3 gets better and better. The media platform has Windows, Windows Phone and iOS client and now a new Android client. The new Android app enables access to...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:15am EST

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Channel 4 have streaming apps for iOS, Android and Windows and now Windows Phones joins the party. The 4oD app for Windows Phone 8 brings Channel 4, E4 and More4...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:17am EST

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My Movies is a great system for storing and cataloguing your movie collection and the Home and Essentials Server version will automatically store your Bluray movies but there are times...

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:49am EST

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I am currently testing out a build of OpenElec with a view to moving to that platform from Linux Ubuntu Minimal. OpenElec is described as.. “Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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  TVCatchup the TV streaming app for iOS has been updated. TVCatch up brings over 50 live TV channels to iOS including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. The updated...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

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Well its finally happened much to my reluctance, after 8 years of being one of the Home Theatre PC community forum leaders and bloggers, I’ve finally made a guest appearance...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

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Anyone running a Microsoft Windows OS will be familiar with the term "patch Tuesday" where on the 2nd Tuesday of each month they release security and reliability updates. Now for...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:07am EST

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The BBC have updated the Android iPlayer app adding support for Android 4.4 (KitKat) devices. They have also been busy adding video download support for more devices. The list includes...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

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Sonos is a great system for playing music around the home, I love being able to control music for the whole home from a phone or tablet. The problem with...

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:05am EST

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  Cyberlink have updated their PowerDVD Mobile apps for Android and iOS. The app is a great media player that plays a wide range of video formats and works with...

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Category:News -- posted at: 2:19am EST

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I’m really liking the new Aeon MQ5 skin and I am looking forward to updating all my HTPC’s to use this new skin, they currently have Aeon MQ4 running on...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 2:58am EST

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Welcome our our podcast. In this week's show we have email about using NAS devices with XBMC, Chris Oldroyd emails us with his continuing search for a tablet and we talk...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

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I am a big fan of Google Play Music, the subscription services gives you access to a large range of music and there is offline playback as well. The only...

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Category:Guides -- posted at: 5:07am EST

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 As well as updating the Xbox Music app Microsoft have also updated the Xbox Video app for Windows 8.1. The update has an improved layout for TV show extra episodes and...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

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Microsoft have updated the Xbox Music app that ships with Windows 8.1. The release notes say there is a brand new user experience, which is exactly what they said on...

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Category:News -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

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In Part 1 we looked at how to rip your TV Show DVD disc(s) to a VIDEO_TS folder(s) on the computer, in Part 2 we then looked at how to...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 7:17am EST

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In Part 1 we looked at how to rip your TV Show DVD disc to a VIDEO_TS folder on the computer, in Part 2 we then looked at how to...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 5:46am EST

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In Part1 we looked at using DVDFab HD Decrypter to rip a TV Show DVD disc in to a VIDEO_TS folder on the computer. The next step in our five...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 3:39am EST

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If you read my blog or if you have tried it for yourself, you will probably know already that XBMC does not fully support TV Show DVD rips in VIDEO_TS...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 1:28am EST

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Sky have updated the iOS and Android versions of the Sky Go app. Sky Go is Sky's catch up and streaming app and the update has improved search/navigation on both...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

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XBMC Aeon MQ5 V1.5.1 was released as final last week and can now be found in the official repository. I am currently in the process of testing MQ5 with a...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 6:19am EST

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As you might have heard me talk about on the podcast I pre-ordered a Surface Pro 2 and when it arrived was disappointed that it came with the power supply...

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Category:News -- posted at: 2:13am EST

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