equinux MediaCentral 2.8
equinux on Friday released MediaCentral 2.8, its software-based media center solution for Mac OS X. MediaCentral now fully supports the latest addition to the TubeStick family (TubeStick hybrid), enabling US users to watch live digital and analog television within Media Central. The software supports numerous popular audio- and video formats, including IP TV, digital TV, movies, DVD, IP radio, pictures, music, games and even Skype. MediaCentral 2.8 now has the same TV engine as the new and innovative TV application The Tube. When TubeStick hybrid is being used in conjunction with MediaCentral, users can access saved locations, thus eliminating the need to again search for channels.
The Tube 2.7 Mac TV app
equinux has released The Tube 2.7, a free update to its Mac TV software that adds live-streaming of content via iChat. Users now can share the show they're currently watching with others via iChat, tell friends about their TubeToGo web gallery and subscribe to a podcast of their latest recordings, e.g. on the Apple TV in the living room. The Tube, described as a modern TV solution that brings digital TV to the Mac, timeshifting features (pause, rewind, etc.) as well as information about the show via the electronic program guide (EPG). In addition, the integrated TubeToGo web service, free-of-charge, allows users to publish recordings in a web gallery and watch them via mobileSafari on an iPhone or iPod touch whilst on the go; users can also remotely manage and schedule recordings.
TubeStick Hybrid in US
Equinux on Thursday unveiled the TubeStick hybrid, a new USB television receiver that allows users to watch both analogue and digital broadcasts on their Mac. The receiver can decode over-the-air ATSC and Clear QAM signals, as well as capture from a variety of analogue sources, such as game consoles or other Composite/S-Video connectable devices. Equinux is selling the TubeStick Hybrid for $130, which is available from its website and Apple retailers.