Meedio: An Alternative to Windows Media Center?


The F-Stop Blues: Meedio: An Alternative to Windows Media Center Tim Coyle is out with an article on Meedio, a living room 10 foot interface type alternative to Microsoft’s Media Center Edition software. It looks damn interesting. It also looks like it’s design is pretty close to Microsoft’s Media Center Edition software itself. I wonder if Microsoft has some kind of a licensing deal with Meedio, if not it would appear that they are awfully close to crossing the line in terms of layout and design (patents and copyrights and all that stuff).

Meedio doesn’t appear to do TV directly (I’ve already got a HDTV TiVo for this though right?) but it does appear to have 200+ plugins including Skype.

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  1. Grant says:

    Meedio currently has their PVR product (Meedio TV) in beta testing:
    http://support.meedio.com/index.php?x=&mod;_id=2&id;=5

    It is a pretty powerful frontend with a lot of plugins and support, but it is not for beginners. I tried it and you can do a lot of cool things with it, but in the end it was too much of a PITA for me to continually setup and tweak.

    MCE is a better solution for me since it works, and works well, with minimal tweaking/configuring.

    Meedio is definitely for the “tweaker” who loves to fiddle with things and needs things to operate in a very specific way, or needs to integrate a nice frontend into their current software.

  2. Tim Coyle says:

    I like the fact that is has 200+ plug-ins. I think this is where Media Center is starting to wane – where are all of the plug-ins? Flickr? Google Maps? We need to find some developers…