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Slingplayer Mobile for iPhone gets high quality video streaming and new program guide

Slingplayer Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch has reached version 2.0 today, and with it come a couple of features that had previously been seen only in the iPad app: high(er) quality video is in, as is a revamped program guide. Streaming requires an internet connection with a speed of at least 800 kbps over Wi-Fi or 500 kbps over 3G. To actually be able to watch anything in HQ, you have to have...

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry drops beta, iPhone version soon?

Sling Media, the makers of the Slingbox set top box and SlingPlayer software have taken the beta label off the company's BlackBerry client. What that means is if you own a Slingbox and have it plugged into your home theater setup, you can stream live TV to your BlackBerry - for a fee. The SlingPlayer Mobile client will set you back $30. There's a 30 day free trial if you don't want to commit...

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry coming Dec. 30

If you have a SlingBox and a BlackBerry, get ready because on December 30th you'll be able to download SlingPlayer Mobile in a free public beta. The public beta supports BlackBerry Bold, Curve 8900, 8820, Curve 8320, Pearl Flip 8220 and Pearl 8120. Firmware must be version 4.5 or higher. Some EDGE-only models will also work but due to slow video streaming and other versions it is not officially...

Sling.com online video portal is open to the (US) public

Sling Media has officially launched its Sling.com online video portal, which we first checked out a few weeks ago while it was in beta. If you have a Slingbox, this site is all kinds of awesome, because it will allow you to watch live TV streaming from your home on any Windows PC with Firefox or Internet Explorer. If you don't have a Slingbox, right now Sling.com is just another online video...

First look at Sling.com online video portal

Online video portal Sling.com is set to open to the public on November 24th. It's currently in private beta, but we got an early peek at the service. The online video player is easy to use, and there's plenty of content from a number of major US television networks as well as ton of videos from web sites like College Humor and 60frames. While the selection of videos is pretty extensive, that's...

Sling.com online video portal coming soon

It looks like Sling Media, makers of the Slingbox place-shifting hardware and software are finally preparing to launch Sling.com, a new online video portal first announced in January, 2007. TechCrunch reports that Sling Media is sending out emails to some beta testers letting them know how to request an invitation to the new site, which will be launching in private beta soon. So what exactly is...

SnapStream adds placeshifting to BeyondTV PVR software

SnapStream Media's BeyondTV application for Windows is one of a handful of applications that should make anyone think twice about purchasing a TiVo or cable company DVR. Like Windows Media Center, SageTV, and MythTV for Linux, BeyondTV lets users record and pause live TV on a PC and do a whole bunch of other things like shrink videos using DiVX or Windows media compression. But one thing that...

SlingPlayer 2.0 released today

Slingbox from SlingMedia is one of my favorite things to use. Being rather addicted to watching the Food Network and TLC's What Not to Wear it's great to just grab my laptop and check out what's on wherever I am. My favorite time to use Slingbox? In the car on long road trips. Normally to watch your cable or satellite box you have to be there, in front of your TV. With a SlingBox you can shift...

HAVASoft: Stream live TV over the web without a Slingbox (or Orb)

If you've got a TV tuner in your home PC, you can turn your PC into a streaming web video server using software like Orb or SageTV Placeshifter. Now Monsoon Multimedia is getting into the game with the announcement of HAVASoft. Monsoon Multimedia is probably best known these days as the first company to be sued for violating the GPL. But they also make a set top box that allows users to stream...

SlingPlayer 2.0 coming soon

Sling Media is announcing the next generation of its SlingPlayer software to go along with the next generation of Slingboxes the company is showing off this week at CES. If you're not familiar with the Slingbox, it's a contraption that you plug into your TiVo, DVD player, TV, or other video source that lets you stream live video over the internet and effectively watch live TV from any PC, Mac,...

First US GPL lawsuit settled out of court

Just a few days after open-source developers took Monsoon Multimedia to court over alleged copyright violations, Monsoon has admitted guilt and has begun negotiating a settlement. What makes this interesting is that the copyright Monsoon Multimedia violated was technology protected by the General Public License or GPL. In other words, Monsoon had every right to use the open source technology. What...

Get the game while you're on the go

It's been a cruel, cruel summer without our beloved NFL football, and pre-season games don't really cut it. Fortunately, kickoff is tomorrow (not a moment too soon for the rabid fans around here) and we'll able to get our fill of long punt returns, bone-crunching tackles, and (hopefully) more hilarious MasterCard commercials. If despite your best intentions to stay on the couch and catch all the...

What to do until TiVo Desktop works on Vista

The only thing worse than not owning a TiVo digital video recorder is owning a TiVo unit but not being able to use it the way you want. TiVo fans were disappointed to discover recently that the TiVo Desktop software which allows users to transfer recorded shows to a computer via a wireless network doesn't work with Windows Vista. Although the company claims they are releasing a Vista-compatible...

Mobile Minute News: Silverlight on Windows Mobile, Skype on a smartphone

In today's mobile Minute, we'll take a look at some of the latest news and software related to Windows Mobile devices. Silverlight coming to Windows Mobile Microsoft's Silverlight technology is taking aim squarely at Adobe's Flash, which currently dominates interactive video on the web. But one area where Flash implementation has never been very good is mobile devices. It looks like Silverlight...

SlingPlayer for Mac OS X released

After spending several weeks in public beta, SlingPlayer for Mac OS X turns 1.0 today, with hundreds of bug fixes and a redesigned GUI based on user input.. SlingPlayer is Sling Media's software for watching video streamed over the internet from a Slingbox attached to your TV, DVD player, personal video recorder, AppleTV or other A/V devices. Probably the biggest updates from the beta version...