I haven’t been able to do any blogging over the weekend, so I thought I would do a quick wrap up on some of the interesting blog posts I came across over the weekend

If you have a Mac and want to play WMV and WMA files you can get the updated Windows Media Components for QuickTime:

Windows Media® Components for QuickTime

With Windows Media® Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser.

Download from Microsoft Downloads

Last week I wrote about Orb’s first hardware player and over on eHomeUpgrade Alexander has news that there could be a video streamer on the way:

  • Hat tip to San Francisco Bay Area’s TechNow TV show on NBC. The crew met with Orb Networks to discuss the new Orb MP-1 Wi-Fi music streamer. While there, in the background, Orb also had a video version of the streamer working with an HDTV. The device is identical to the music streamer and will leverage Orb Caster in tandem with the company’s Orb Controller mobile app. According to TechNow’s host, Scott Budman, the Orb video streamer will be available soon and priced around $120

I am not a Media Portal User but if you are you may be interested in version v1.1.1 (via Geektonic)

MediaPortal Logo

MediaPortal, one of the more popular open-source and free HTPC software programs released the 1.1.1 version of MediaPortal 1 this week.

The final version of 1.1.0 was released in July and the team now has a little update that offers several bug fixes for users of MediaPortal.

Read more at the MediaPortal Website


Finally AutomatedHome.com have some nice unboxing pictures of the new Apple TV: (see all the pictures here)

Our second generation Apple TV just hit our desk so here are some quick unboxing photos for your viewing pleasure…

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