VeuBox is a high definition media center developed by CaptiveWorks Inc. and is capable of delivering stunning 1080p resolution video for an unprecedented home theater experience. CaptiveWorks is a long time developer of Linux Media Centers with a list of products dating back to 2006 baring the name CaptiveWorks Linux Media Center (CW-LMC).
VeuBox leverages third generation CaptiveWorks Linux Media Center (CW-LMC) software and provides a fully integrated lean back experience for all your media playback needs. VeuBox is the one box for viewing your favorite movies, tv shows, and the web only clips from the comfort of your couch without having to navigate through websites using a keyboard and a mouse. Add to that, the ability to watch hundreds of live TV channels from all around the world organized by the country of origin or the genre of the channel. Of course, if surfing the web is what’s desired, VeuBox offers a cutting edge browser for a rich internet surfing experience on the large TV.
Some of the software components used in VeuBox are listed below:
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages. (from XBMC.org)
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards. (from wikipedia.org)
Hulu Desktop is a lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer. It features a sleek new look that’s optimized for use with standard remote controls allowing you to navigate Hulu’s entire library with just a few buttons. (from Hulu.com)
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Google TV Spotlight
Google TV Spotlight is a portal to media sites that are presented in a format designed with your Television in mind. Google TV Spotlight continues to expand as more and more sites prepare special pages optimized for presentation via your remote control on your TV.
YouTube Leanback is all about letting you sit back, relax and be entertained. Videos tailored to your interests play as soon as you visit the site and they play in full screen and high definition, continuously. There’s no need to click, search, or browse, unless you want to, of course. Watching YouTube becomes as easy as watching TV. (from Youtube.com website)
SopCast is a simple, free way to broadcast video and audio or watch the video and listen to radio on the Internet. Adopting P2P(Peer-to-Peer) technology, It is very efficient and easy to use. Let anyone become a broadcaster without the costs of a powerful server and vast bandwidth. You can build your own TV stations comparable with large commercial sites with minimal resources. Using SopCast, you can serve 10,000 online users with a personal computer and a home broadband connection. (from Sopcast.com)
TVU networks enables any size broadcaster to effectively monetize their content through a live Internet TV platform which reaches the entire world, has unlimited channel capacity, and allows for very low broadcasting costs. Viewers can watch global TV content from anywhere – at home, at work, in the park, or on business trips. The TVU service, accessed via its free TVUPlayer application, has been downloaded 50 million times by viewers in over 220 countries.
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