Enjoy your moives and music with Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape KEAOS

Kaleidescape, a proprietary multi-room audio/video system, has announced a release of its OS – KEAOS. New features of the version 3.5 include the ability to automatically synchronize music from a Kaleidescape System to iTunes on a PC, an iPod or other digital music player, new classical music interface that lets users personalize their classical music listening experience, greater data safety in the event of disk drive failure, and new options for sharing personalized movie scripts and favorite scenes with other Kaleidescape users.

Kaleidescape system may contain 1U or 3U Server, Movie Player 2, Music Player and Speed Reader to import large numbers of DVDs and CDs. It looks attractive but I didn’t any information about the price except that:

As the old sayings go, you get what you pay for, and quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.

Agree but it’d be nice to know how much is each main component.

Make your own YouTube with VDR

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If you’re owner of HTPC with Video Disk Recorder (VDR) and have enough interesting recorded media content you might use vdrtube to share it similar way as it’s done with YouTube. That VDR plug-in adopt video to display in Flash-player and build HTML structure to access it via web browser.

Plug-in allows to create themes. So, you can customize YourTube according to your desire. Also, there is a possibility to control access to your media content using Apache authorization functionality. Plug-in vdrtube is developed on Perl. It’ll be pretty easy to modify it if you don’t satisfy its work.

Actually, it’s a good possibility to share your video between relatives or friends. But personally I prefer to have plug-in which allows to watch YouTube video on TV using VDR or MythTV. But currently as I know only Windows MCE offers such feature.

NAD L54 DVD/Receiver

NAD L54 DVD/Receiver

If you want to save a space in TV area you might be interested to see a new NAD DVD player with integrated receiver. The NAD L54 combines a high-quality integrated stereo (playback CD, AM/FM tuner and two-channel 50-watt amplifier) with superior DVD and DivX playback. The NAD L54 features Component, Composite, and S-Video outputs and includes two digital inputs (one optical, one coaxial) to connect additional sources and optical digital output. It also has SRS 3D circuitry that emulates surround sound using only a pair of loudspeakers. All L54 features are easily accessed with the supplied learning remote, which can also operate almost any other IR remote controlled device.

The NAD L54 DVD/Receiver is already on sale with the price $699.00.

[via CePro]

ehômesys is more than just entertainment system

ehomesys Series Three

American company ehômesys specializes in IP-based home entertainment systems. Its solutions allows to create both single room and multi-room system (up to 30 rooms). ehômesys systems offers PVR functionality, play-back DVDs, watching LiveTV (full HDTV), browsing photo galleries, internet surfing. Additionally, they allow to control light and climate and connect security system. So, ehômesys doesn’t offer just music play (if I’m not wrong).

ehômesys offers commercial systems. So, there is no any words about using OS and hardware. But I’d be very interested in to get more details about it.

New demo video about LinuxMCE 0704

A video tells a thousand words:

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