Boxee 1.5.0

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Low-budget system. ECS H61H2-M2 mobo w/hdmi output was blowing them out for like $30 bucks after a rebate. Got a cheapie intel cpu (G530?) from MacMall of all places, via Ebay for $45.

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I tried it on both windows and ubuntu and it was fine.

HDMI worked as expected on my television (but was weird on Dave’s?). One thing to note is when the audio line out is plugged in, the sound doesn’t come out the hdmi.

The system uses about 38W sitting on the windows 7 desktop idling according to my Kill-a-watt. This is with an inefficient-looking 400W power supply (it uses 3W even when off, or on standby). That’s inlcuding one 3.5″ 7200 rpm hard disk drive spinning.

Win 7

Fresh Win 7 Pro SP1 installed from bootable USB key. Installed fine but not even the lan worked right out of the chute. Installed mobo drivers, but just the following: chipset D:ECSh61h2-m2ChipsetINF ; lan D:ECSh61h2-m2LanAtherosAR813x ; video D:ECSh61h2-m2VGAH6xW7Vista64.

Got xbmc Version 11.0 ‘Eden’. Installed and ran okay. very snazzy. The remote control for andoid works fine EXCEPT that by default, it’s not turned on — to enable it you have to go to system settings and enable the http web server in xbmc.

XBMCbuntu / Linux

Also got 11.0 ‘Eden’ which is distributed as a live CD; based on Ubuntu 11.10 (I think). The live cd booted up and seems to just work. Then I installed it onto the hard drive. It booted up and ran just great. If you exit (click on the virtual “power button”); you will go to a login screen where you can log into a normal ubuntu (select XBMCubuntu) desktop. There is a third choice from the login screen called “openbox” i tried it but it just went to a blank graphics screen.

openssh-server is installed and running by default, so you can/should just let it do its XBMCunbutu full-screen thing and log in via ssh.

Tried some content on a usb hard drive, as well as a windows smb share and both worked fine. didn’t mess with any sort of wireless network traffic. Xbmc has plug in apps for things like Youtube, PBS, Fox News, Al Jezerra, etc; they all work pretty well but the content is somewhat disorganized.

I almost always have trouble with grub/grub2. The basic jist is that you’re supposed to be editing the file /etc/default/grub (e.g. to change the default boot setting) and then you run a job called update-grub. This generates/updates a file called /boot/grub/grub.cnf which you’re not supposed to edit, but you can as long as you’re aware it might get overwritten by various scripts. I never have much luck doing the grub-install, which actually diddles with your hard disk’s MBR. here is the full doc: There is a gui app (apt-get install startupmanager) but I sometimes have trouble with it; like this time i used synaptic to install it just fine but it actually put in the wrong default (it put in a 6 instead of a 5 into grub.cfg!).

If it get really stuck, i just use some windows admistration command, /fixmbr or somesuch; and that just gets rid of grub all together.

Boxee on Win 7

Note that as of March 2012, boxee desktop (as opposed to the commercial boxee box) is at it’s end of life; so this is more of a historical curiosity

Fresh Win 7 Pro installed. Installed mobo drivers, but just the following: chipset D:ECSh61h2-m2ChipsetINF ; lan D:ECSh61h2-m2LanAtherosAR813x ; video D:ECSh61h2-m2VGAH6xW7Vista64.

installed fine out of the box, except won’t run. To fix that install direct X from microsoft

note that i initially installed a slightly older (late 2011?) version and it had an aspect ratio problem (black vertical bars on both sides of the screen when playing video; regardless of screen settings).

Boxee on Ubuntu / Linux

Note that as of March 2012, boxee desktop (as opposed to the commercial boxee box) is at it’s end of life; so this is more of a historical curiosity


installed 11.10 default from cd. Did not install anything extra or special. i.e. unlike win7, the lan and graphics seem to “just work”.

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boxee- and installed by clicking on it and using gui (could have done: sudo apt-get install boxee… )

There were some instructions here… so i installed these dependecies. Thread on boxee forum about installing 1.5 on Ubuntu 11.10.

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8

my only confusion is I can’t figure out how to launch the program?? in the unity desktop, you can click on the ubuntu button and search for boxee and a shortcut then pops up and runs.

So it started up and ran pretty uneventfully 🙂

The Boxee team have just released the v1.5.0.23615 beta firmware as the offical release to the masses. If you have not had a chance to check out the betas of 1.5.0 then you will be in for a far few big changes to the way you use your Boxee Box, below are the release notes for this version:

New Features / Enhancements

– Live TV (Requires a Boxee Live TV dongle)
* View Live TV channels with antenna or QAM via Boxee
* Unique Social Channel Listings with metadata
* See social recommendations in the channel listing based on what your Facebook friends are watching and have watched
* Share shows and currently viewed channels via Boxee and Facebook

– Social Account Pairing with Boxee user on device
* Create a new Boxee account using Facebook connect
* Pair Boxee with Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter on device to view videos from those services in the Friends section, and to easily share content

– Interface
* UI look and feel update
* UI Improvements to:
Main Menu
Home Screen
Browse Screens (Movies, TV Shows) – including new filtering options
Season selection for TV shows
Watch Later including filtering by content source
Indication for which movies and shows have been watched
Action/Info Menu
OSD and OSD settings
Enhanced login flow

– Library and Play action
* Rotten Tomatoes rating integration for movies
* Launch trailers from the Media action screen

– Networking & File Playback
* Support simultaneous digital bitstream + stereo over analog

– Browser
* Added Popup management
* Support for HTML5 Local Storage in Boxee Browser

– Settings
* Toggle the Netflix Button on the remote to “Launch the Netflix application” or “Play /Pause “ from the Settings > General > Advanced options screen.
* Weather – full integration with Accuweather
* Added setting to disable full network scan of SMB sources.

Bug fixes

– Networking & File Playback
* No audio when switching between audio streams and video goes in fast forwarding
* “Loading Error” when browse into uPnP from the file/network menu when wireless
* Fail to mount password protected SMB file sources when the Settings client has same user name but a different password
* Fail to play SMB password protected videos from boxee Application python even when the SMB credentials are in Settings
* Seeking not working on WMV
* Boxee’s continuous scanning turns on Xerox Printers, Prevents Win7 64 from sleeping, keeps NAS from sleeping
* SMB scanning and network discovery should not be running when in playback
* Long delay when exiting a video in the file menu
* Rewinding to the beginning causes the video to rapidly skip to where the video was before the rewinding
* PGS subtitles timing is broken (AVCHD/.m2ts container)
* Some 720p XviD avi plays choppy & stuttering
* Navigation sounds overly loud after playing local video (720p mkv / ac3 audio)
* Mono audio is output only to the left channel

– Apps
* Custom repository is not loaded if there is no trailing line end at the end of the file repository.xml
* AccuWeather app finds my location but cannot download data

– Libraries
* Improve long lists in movies/tv
* Compilation albums not handled correctly, Boxee doesn’t use Album Artist tag

– Browser
* Boxee Box Browser : Popup management
* Support for HTML5 Local Storage in Boxee Browser
* Enhance drop down menu support
* Some HTML5 apps are now loading with browser scrollbars when there should be none
* Fail to load flash based website

– Interface
* The weather icon just shows as the degree symbol in the dropdown menu and doesn’t display a temperature.
* Last subtitles name remains when going to video OSD > Settings > Subtitles
* Boxee hangs when scrolling through movie library

– Misc.
* Watchlater is not adding any videos to watchlater list
* Broken infolabels – MusicPlayer.Duration and Player.ProgressCache
* Multiple problems with .PushState()

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Known issues

– Cannot browse for subtitles – local subtitles int eh same video directory work fine

** NB – The issues with 3TB hard drives, HD Audio dropouts, and Flash have not been addressed in this version. They require a complete overhaul of our Intel SDK and are planned for the coming months.


You can find more info on the release in the forums here