What is Boxee ?
Boxee is a front-end program used to play video and audio streams from such sources as BBC iPlayer, The Comedy Channel and MTV. It supports HDTV and can be used as an alternative to Miro.
Boxee runs on both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu and is available for Hardy Heron (8.04), Intrepid Ibex (8.10), Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) and Lucid Lynx (10.04). Please note that the software is still in development.
Go to the Boxee homepage at http://www.boxee.tv/ and select 'Join up'. Add the repository by going to System - Administration - Software Sources, click on the 'Third Party Software' ('Other Software' in Lucid) tab. Now click on 'Add' and enter
for Hardy: deb http://apt.boxee.tv hardy main
for Intrepid: deb http://apt.boxee.tv intrepid main
for Jaunty: deb http://apt.boxee.tv jaunty main
for Lucid: deb http://apt.boxee.tv lucid main
Click on 'Close' and press 'Reload' when prompted. Now in Applications - Accessories - Terminal update the apt cache with
sudo apt-get update
Install the program with
sudo apt-get install boxee
You may get a warning message:
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! boxee Install these packages without verification [y/N]?
Enter 'y' to install boxee. Once complete you now need to reboot the PC and a menu shortcut will be generated (Applications - Sound and Video - Boxee).
Boxee is free for private and personal use.
http://www.boxee.tv/ - home page
http://forum.boxee.tv/ - the support forum, well worth registering especially as Boxee is still in development.
http://boxee.zendesk.com/home - additional support.
http://getsatisfaction.com/boxee - a website to ask for new features.