Archive for August, 2009
It wasn’t until I was over at a friend’s house playing with Plex v0.8.1 that I realized how much better this new version is. We’ve targeted two major causes of user interface delay (beach balling) in this release (starting streams and browsing through directories) and the results should make your experience much better than it used to be. As always, many thanks to the talented group of plug-in developers who keep expanding the content tree, as well as help us track down bugs!
If you’re just joining us, you can find helpful and friendly support on the forums (welcome 10,000th user!), or follow us via Twitter. Heck, you can even follow Barkley on Twitter. Or buy us a beer via the donate link at the right.
Along with all these additions, we’ve fixed quite a few bugs:
Also, we’ve worked on the interaction between Plex and the Media Server, as well as the Python Framework. James just pushed the official v1.0 to the store, and he’ll be blogging about all the great changes in the final release. Note that all plug-in caches and data will be reset because of changes to the encoding, which means that you will need to re-enter login data into some plug-ins (we apologize for this).
Holy Cow, Batman, we have such a great group of plug-in developers, it’s hard to keep up with them. Here’s a new batch to keep you entertained. The next release of Plex will be out shortly, especially since my little island is about to be ravaged by a tropical storm. Also, many thanks to Jay for providing the artwork for many of these plug-ins!
First up, and written by Gordon Johnston, Gametrailers lets you watch new video game trailers, and read reviews and previews of upcoming video games from GameTrailers.com.
Written by Jonny Wray, Howcast is the best source for fun, free, and useful how-to videos and guides.
Also written by Jonny Wray, the MPORA plug-in provides pictures and videos of Skateboarding, Surfing, Snowboarding, BMX, MTB, Motocross & Extreme Sports.
Written by Sander Spies, Bekijk live TV streams van TMF of blader door de videoclip database en bekijk clips van diverse artiesten.
Also written by Sander Spies, Gamekings bespreekt en beoordeeld wekelijks diverse videogames. Je vindt hier reviews, previews, interviews en trailers. Kortom, alles op het gebied van games!
Also written by Sander Spies, who never seems to rest, Nrc.tv biedt losse en informele televisiek. In nrc nu bespreken NRC-redacteuren, -correspondenten en -columnisten de actualiteit of een belangrijk evenement. In nrc rocks presenteert 3FM-dj Eric Corton per webcam zijn band, artiest of track van de week. In nrc kamatube registreert NRC-cartoonist en tv- en theatermaker Kamagurka elke week met zijn cameraman de absurditeit van het leven. In nrc kookt maakt kookschrijfster Janneke Vreugendhil elke week een recept voor het weekeinde.
Yet another plug-in written by Sander Spies, Radio Books is a plug-in which provides stories by Dutch and Flemish authors written and read aloud on commission to deBuren. They are new stories which have been specially written to be listened to and not to appear in print. Radio Books last between 20 and 30 minutes. The stories are read aloud by the authors in front of an audience once only. In addition, Radio Books are broadcast on the radio and distributed via the internet, where they can be listened to or downloaded free of charge. Radio Books are a nostalgic product of the present age. A new distribution technique via the World Wide Web is linked to one of our oldest traditions: storytelling.
Radioboeken kun je nergens lezen. Het zijn verhalen door Nederlandse en Vlaamse auteurs speciaal geschreven op verzoek van deBuren. Voor het eerst en voor het laatst lazen de auteurs bij deBuren hun verhaal voor.
Available languages: English, Dutch, French and Spanish
Last, but not least, Ryan McNally wrote a plug-in for the HD Trailers site, which was created for the sole purpose of allowing you to easily download HD (High Definition) movie trailers. Great for you trailer junkies out there.