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Hey, Here's How To Stream Giant Bomb To Your Internet Box

This week: the starlets double up.

It's time for us to once again give praise to hard working Giant Bomb members! Today, however, we're doubling the Starlet count with the equally fabulous  Evilmax17 and BuggeX. These two grabbed our attention with their brilliant uses of the Whiskey Media  API. They each created dedicated Giant Bomb video applications on various media streaming services. Their applications aren't finalized by any means, but it's still amazing to see the amount of progress they've achieved through their respective projects. 

Remember that media-streaming Roku box that Tested.com clearly favored when compared to its fellow competitors? Well, it just so happens that Evilmax17 took it upon himself to tinker with the Roku SDK, and mesh it together with the Whiskey API.  

  
   
 
== TEASER ==Here's what evilmax17 himself had to say about his Whiskey Media Channel:   

I recently bought a Roku Digital Video Player,  and really wanted to watch Giant Bomb videos on it. Roku offers an SDK, and Whiskey offers an API, so it seemed like a match made in heaven. I've been developing this for a couple weeks, and I'm just about done with the initial release candidate.  

 
And if this awesome digital video player application doesn't suit your Giant Bomb video categorical needs, then perhaps BuggeX's XBMC (version Dharma) will keep you glued to the couch, and cycling through various memorable videos and live streams. 


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BuggeX (with design assistance from Laxaloot) also created a BOXEE application for all you BOXEE lovers out there. Tested.com produced a first look at the newly released Boxee Box, and in the video one can see that BuggeX's application is running live. 

Bottom line: If you love watching TV from the comfort of your own couch, (preferably while eating a sandwich as well), then it's almost impossible to escape Giant Bomb's audio and video content. Thankfully these fabulous Giant Bomb members have made our social media lives a little easier by taking advantage of various home theatre PC software, as well as making full use of many of today's popular streaming media players. 
 
Thank you once again evilmax17 and BuggeX for putting the time and effort to creatively use our development tools and build something for all of us to enjoy. This is the second week in a row that we've chosen members who've messed around with the Whiskey API, but don't think for one second that we're not looking at other fields of community interest. The Giant Bomb Community Staff looks at everything you guys' are working on. Everything! Yes, even the questionably disturbing projects. So keep your eyes peeled for the next time this Starlet feature comes around. Also, if you're from Idaho, then do this guy a favor. 

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It's time for us to once again give praise to hard working Giant Bomb members! Today, however, we're doubling the Starlet count with the equally fabulous  Evilmax17 and BuggeX. These two grabbed our attention with their brilliant uses of the Whiskey Media  API. They each created dedicated Giant Bomb video applications on various media streaming services. Their applications aren't finalized by any means, but it's still amazing to see the amount of progress they've achieved through their respective projects. 

Remember that media-streaming Roku box that Tested.com clearly favored when compared to its fellow competitors? Well, it just so happens that Evilmax17 took it upon himself to tinker with the Roku SDK, and mesh it together with the Whiskey API.  

  
   
 
== TEASER ==Here's what evilmax17 himself had to say about his Whiskey Media Channel:   

I recently bought a Roku Digital Video Player,  and really wanted to watch Giant Bomb videos on it. Roku offers an SDK, and Whiskey offers an API, so it seemed like a match made in heaven. I've been developing this for a couple weeks, and I'm just about done with the initial release candidate.  

 
And if this awesome digital video player application doesn't suit your Giant Bomb video categorical needs, then perhaps BuggeX's XBMC (version Dharma) will keep you glued to the couch, and cycling through various memorable videos and live streams. 


No Caption Provided
 
BuggeX (with design assistance from Laxaloot) also created a BOXEE application for all you BOXEE lovers out there. Tested.com produced a first look at the newly released Boxee Box, and in the video one can see that BuggeX's application is running live. 

Bottom line: If you love watching TV from the comfort of your own couch, (preferably while eating a sandwich as well), then it's almost impossible to escape Giant Bomb's audio and video content. Thankfully these fabulous Giant Bomb members have made our social media lives a little easier by taking advantage of various home theatre PC software, as well as making full use of many of today's popular streaming media players. 
 
Thank you once again evilmax17 and BuggeX for putting the time and effort to creatively use our development tools and build something for all of us to enjoy. This is the second week in a row that we've chosen members who've messed around with the Whiskey API, but don't think for one second that we're not looking at other fields of community interest. The Giant Bomb Community Staff looks at everything you guys' are working on. Everything! Yes, even the questionably disturbing projects. So keep your eyes peeled for the next time this Starlet feature comes around. Also, if you're from Idaho, then do this guy a favor. 
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Wow. I am so happy I finally finished that quest! :D

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That's actually pretty cool 

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Wait I thought I was already doing that.... oh my computer isnt my internet box?

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No, Lemon, you da hoe!

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Very nice, now I want an internet box.

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You kids and your technology, I can't keep up.

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Holy crap, duders.  Way to go above and beyond!

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Good job, fellas! Thanks for doing this!

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Good article lemon,  
Good stuff Giant Bomb duders,  
 
These are really cool.
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Creating synergies, LIKE A BOSS

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Self-promotion? Shame on you, Lemon.

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I like giantbomb very much. Yeah

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The Boxee app is great.  I like how it shows the Justin.tv videos along with the bombcast.  The big thing missing is HD video playback.  With HD, I would buy a Boxee Box right now.

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I've been using this on Roku for the past few days. Great stuff.

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Soon as I get home from work, I'm giving the boxee app a try.

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Not on the boxee box. I can't find it listed. Is there a third party repository or something?

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Good work Lemon, but I've been streaming Giantbomb to my Internet Box for years now. 
I call it my modem, and I love it.

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This is awesome, unfortunately for me, neither of those options are available to me. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer for something that can stream the media content to my PS3 and let me watch it that way. In either case, this is still great :D. 

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Yay! Lemon is actually writing articles!

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How about getting Top Men to fix videos on PS3? I get that the browser on it sucks, but it used to work fine, and streaming quick looks of some games might beat playing them on a PS3 :) 

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Wait... you're watching yourself make Hanna Montana lists?

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Is there a way to point PS3Media Servers web end to the video RSS's to transcode and stream to 360 & PS3?

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Awesome work, love it!

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@Lemon said:

"The Giant Bomb Community Staff looks at everything you guy's are working on. Everything! Yes, even the questionably disturbing projects. "

Would you recommend this list to others? You Said Yes
When the fuck did I do that?!
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@JJWeatherman said:
" Wait... you're watching yourself make Hanna Montana lists? "
Only one of those items involved Hannah Montana. Hannah Montana is a character! The secret popstar alter ego of Miley Stewart. Pay attention to the Hannah Montana fiction, dammit! :P
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Nice work, but since I live in Europe the cost of those boxes outweighs the benefit : (

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Any way to sync PlayOn with Giantbomb?

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Is there a repository in place for the GB Boxee app? The Boxee-Box hath no GB nor can you install it by placing it in the app directory.

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If only I could stream to a 360 :\

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@Vandersveldt said:

" Any way to sync PlayOn with Giantbomb? "

Indeed.  
http://www.playonscripts.com/?w=forums&p=329&pf=1
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@simian said:
" Is there a repository in place for the GB Boxee app? The Boxee-Box hath no GB nor can you install it by placing it in the app directory. "
@dutch726 said:
" Not on the boxee box. I can't find it listed. Is there a third party repository or something? "
The App does not require at third party repo. 
Go to the App Library and do one of the following: 
  • Select Sort: A to Z and scroll down to G
  • Search for: Giant Bomb
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cool, but i really want a way to watch GB stuff on my PS3.

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@BuggeX said:
" @simian said:
" Is there a repository in place for the GB Boxee app? The Boxee-Box hath no GB nor can you install it by placing it in the app directory. "
@dutch726 said:
" Not on the boxee box. I can't find it listed. Is there a third party repository or something? "
The App does not require at third party repo. 
Go to the App Library and do one of the following: 
  • Select Sort: A to Z and scroll down to G
  • Search for: Giant Bomb
"
Nope not there. Is the app region locked or only for Boxee 0.9? I had it installed on the PC release but that's a whole version behind what Boxee Box has as it's base.
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For the ps3 i use tversity,never tried giant bomb or tested on it but i think you can put the rss video feed in it? 
I trie it later just home from work.PS( and black ops is staring at me and calls my name) 
Have added the podcast from GB and Tested on tversity on Ps3 and  XB360,video no luck yet,i will try later again.

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@simian: think the problem is version, currently it  requires a min version of 9.21 if I remember correctly
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For a long while all my PS3 did was stream videos.  Then everyone started blocking PS3's, and I found none of the fixes too elegant, so i just opted for getting a latop with HDMI out and drapping a 10 ft HDMI cable across the floor....classy, but really much much easier and convenient.

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All of these set top boxes seem to fail when it comes to playing content from your local network. There are too many codecs and too many newer codecs that evolve rather quickly and these devices rarely are capable of playing them all. Even the PS3 Media Server kind of fails in this regard - even if you run the latest beta community version that was thrown together to use the latest players (so that, for example, your 720p/1080p MKV container files will play and include audio, etc). 
 
Anyway, I hate the process of having to download everything manually on my PC, move them to my media server (which is about 32 terabytes), then watch them via PS3 Media Server on my television. I'd really like to just be able to watch them via the web browser. You know, that is already on the PS3. Too bad the PS3's browser is a piece of shit.

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Been watching GB videos on my Roku, it's working great.

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Does anyone have a solution (that's automated) for getting their stuff into the Xbox 360, whether through the video folder or Windows media center?

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All I want to do is get PS3 Media Server to work so I can play my iTunes library on my PS3. Unfortunately, I have a WRT54G and a mac, so there's really no way to get it to work without possibly blowing up my system.

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Great work, though I have a Google TV, and am feeling a bit left out. :-(