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Sneak Peak at the Sling Player for Mac OSX 75

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the sling-back-to-the-future dept.
kjh1 writes to tell us the folks over at SlingCommunity are running an interview with Brian Jaquet of Sling Media. They get the scoop on the upcoming SlingPlayer for Mac OSX. There is a text transcript as well as a video version of the interview."
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Sneak Peek at the Sling Player for Mac OSX

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  • VideoLAN (Score:4, Insightful)

    by digitalhermit (113459) on Tuesday October 17, 2006 @04:44PM (#16476605) Homepage
    Interesting.. Sling Player apparently allows you to watch television from any device.

    Under Linux I use a program called VideoLAN Client to send television (or DVD, AVIs, camera) to other TCP enabled Linux machines. For example, I can use VLC to watch live television on my porch or in my garage over the wireless network. Quality is decent, though don't expect fullscreen DV over a 54Mbit wireless connection. Over the 100Mbit LAN and with a decent server it's pretty decent quality. MythTV also has this functionality.

    You can also encode video for iPods if you want to shift your viewing to a a 2" display... I don't understand the appeal of it, but hell, the optometrists need the work.
  • Article is spam (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 17, 2006 @05:02PM (#16476823)
    ATTENTION SLASHDOT EDITORS:

    Please stop posting press releases as "news". This is a e p.r. stunt and you're diluting what little credibility shashdot has by putting what is essentially an ad on the front page

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