Category Archives: Music

XBMC Media Center

XBMC Media Center is a media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium.XBMC is free and open source software available for multiple platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play videos, music and podcasts as well as browse and view photos from local and network storage media and the internet. Says Wikipedia about it..

It is the best media center application as far as i searched.. I am also using it as a media database by fetching movie and music data from online sites like imdb, allmusic. There are a lot to write about this software but all i have to say that this one is perfect and getting better..

It has DLNA support for all your devices, to be served by xbmc also. You will not need any other serving software. It is also visually marvelous and is skinnable (even you can create skins if you want).

There are lots of plugins to connect to online video services in lots of ways like you tube, facebook etc.. And there is this plugin which i like most which is the subtitle finder plugin.. With this plugin you can directly search several subtitle sites while playing a movie and find exact matches for your movie in seconds. Because it is open source if is FREE and i think it will keep on growing..

Go quick: http://xbmc.org/

 

Music for the masses – Last.fm – Fizy – Groove Shark

Here’s some free music places over the net.. These are the best 3 free music sites….

www.lastfm.com

I have used this site for a long period of time 2-3 years.. Works well keeps track of your songs you played if you use the scrobbler software. You can also use it through a cell phone with a software called mobbler. (Google it!) Brilliant statistics are developed as you play your songs.. If you give some little money you can have extra benefits like ability to play your loved songs.. No need to carry any more usb player with yourself your whole library is over there… And it suggest songs you may like which works pretty great..

www.grooveshark.com

The next site is groove Shark.. Which is designed with complete flash action script programming.. It also have most of the features like last.fm. But it is more designed like a media player. With more features in it.. Loads slower, havent found out stats yet.. But it is a search & play music site which overcomes last.fm which works like a radio. Yet it offers alot of things..

www.fizy.org

And for the last is fizy. Developed by some Turkish guys, which is an only search and play site which almost finds every song you need to play with the help of taking a look atsome video sites also like youtube etc. It is simple and fast.. Don’t know if they will add some more features in the future but if you couldn’t find the song you need must check it out at fizy.org