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Sth Bend, IN Orb

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Xmaveric, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

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    I just found this AWESOME piece of software. It's called Orb. It lets you stream all of your media & documents from a home computer to the internet. You install an app on your home computer, which indexes all of your music, pictures, videos, documents. Then, you log in from any computer to Orb's website, where you see all of your files. You can play the music and videos directly from the web page, and it will stream them out to you. You can also watch live TV if you have a TV tuner in your computer. No firewall ports to open, no remote desktop needed. Orb does all the work.

    It also works for mobile devices. I'm watching The Dark Knight on my phone right now. It has a very slick interface, both the full website and the mobile version are very easy to use.

    It's been a long time since I've been this impressed with a piece of software.
     
  2. ToneLoc

    ToneLoc Jedi Master star 4

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    May 16, 2002
    it sounds like spyware.


     
  3. garbagge59

    garbagge59 Jedi Master star 4

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    it does not work if you're behind a proxy and asx files are blocked.
     
  4. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I think that X's super secrect spy connections protect him from spyware,
    and
    my computer probley to old (took 15 minutes for one photo to photobucket today)
    and
    I am probly too old[face_laugh]
    and
    _________________________(insert lame excuse here)


    maybe I will get my car fixed early on Friday,
    and check out a computer store for a new laptop [face_thinking]
     
  5. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    :eek::eek::eek:

     
  6. garbagge59

    garbagge59 Jedi Master star 4

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    i guess i'll have to settle for [link=http://www.sling.com]sling[/link], [link=http://www.joost.com]joost[/link] and [link=http://www.hulu.com]hulu[/link]. thanks for keeping us informed, though.
     
  7. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

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    I think that SlingBox is the best thing to compare Orb to.
     
  8. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    I use Hulu a lot, but am not familiar with Sling or Joost. Looks like Sling has many of the same networks/shows as Hulu, what's the difference?

     
  9. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

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    Sling pulls content from other providers (CBS, ABC, Hulu, etc).
     
  10. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    I've been using Hulu a lot lately to catch up on episodes of The Office. Also to watch a few old(ish) SNL clips. That Andy Samberg is [link=http://www.hulu.com/watch/56632/saturday-night-live-digital-short-im-on-a-boat#s-p1-st-i1]pretty freakin' funny[/link].
     
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