February 2011

Xtreamer Prodigy Announced

by Damian on February 23, 2011 · 19 comments

in News

Xtreamer, a maker of multimedia players similar to Popcornhour and Dune, have just announced the Xtreamer Prodigy. The Prodigy will be based on the new Realtek RTL 1185 chip. It will include USB 3.0, gigE, support for a 3.5″ internal drive, and the list of usual codecs (mkv, H264, DTS(MA), TrueHD, etc…). More of interest […]

I’ve released a new version of Remote Notification 1.5 today, with the biggest new feature being the addition of a Twitter recipient type that allows your server to post Windows Home Server health notifications to a Twitter feed. The Twitter recipient is highly customizable just like the other recipient types, allowing you to choose to […]

Prominent Microsoft evangelist Paul Thurrot has published an article outlining why he is now betting on Windows Home Server 2011. In the article he attempts to explain why Windows Home Server 2011 is just fine and dandy, yet just like Microsoft he focuses on the tech enthusiast point of view and completely neglects the ease […]

It’s been well over 3 years since I’ve released my first Add-In for Windows Home Server, Remote Notification. It’s proven to be a popular Add-In even though I’ve not updated it since it’s original launch, and it still receives many downloads every month. I’ve been hard at work over the past few months working on […]

As someone who is always looking for a way to turn Windows Home Server into a central media hub, I was pretty excited when today a new Add-In for Windows Home Server v1 and Vail called TV4Home was announced. As per their site: TV4Home installs MediaPortal TV Server on your Windows Home Server. You can […]

The following is a guest article by forum member “msawyer91″ aka Matt Sawyer, who is passionate about Windows Home Server and also the developer of the popular Home Server SMART Add-In. There has been a fair amount of activity in the forums here, and on other Windows Home Server sites, that talk about Advanced Format […]

Martin Rothschink has written to let us know that he has released new beta versions of his very popular Lights-Out Add-Ins for both Windows Home Server and Windows Home Server 2011. The new version looks to have some great features, be sure to let us know how you like the beta if you give it […]

Post image for XBMC And The iPad

XBMC And The iPad

by Damian on February 11, 2011 · 16 comments

in News

Nearly a month ago the XBMC team had announced that they had successfully ported over XBMC onto the latest iPhone/iPod/iPad/ATV2. This definitely piqued my interest as this would turn an iPxx into a mobile HTPC. More importantly this would open up the iPxx to supporting more video formats then the iPxx does natively (which is […]

With the acquisition of Palm many people have been waiting to see how HP was going to integrate webOS into their products. Well, HP finally let the cat out of the bag yesterday when they announced their new line of webOS devices. HP TouchPad: This is probably the device that has the most interest to […]

I am always on the lookout to test new video jukeboxes for the various media players I have scattered across my house. Nearly six months ago (wow, has it been that long) I took a look at Zappiti, a video jukebox for the Dune players. I have been meaning to look at a newly released […]