Lava Software’s Kenbushi Pro v7.1 Media Entertainment Center Becomes Free For Personal Use » read source
Lava Software is now shipping Kenbushi Pro v7.1, a powerful media entertainment center with built-in file sharing and data backup. The full-screen media control system in Kenbushi Pro puts your library of movies, TV shows, vidcasts, music and other media at your fingertips for easy browsing, fast searching and instant playback on your existing TV or home theater system.
New features in this version include an enhanced full-screen media control system (like Apple TV), vidcast support, automatic hourly addition of new media files to the media library, improved automatic categorization of media, automatic daily news updates, and various bug fixes. Versions are available for Windows 2000/XP and MacOS X. A Linux version is coming soon. New media (iTunes podcasts and vidcasts, completed BitTorrent downloads, media transferred from other computers) can now be added automatically every hour to your Kenbushi media library, ready for playback.
For example, subscribe to the free 'ABC World News' vidcast with iTunes, and Kenbushi Pro will add it shortly after it becomes available to subscribers, so you can watch it using the full-screen media control system at your leisure. This effectively converts any PC or Mac with a broadband connection into a fully featured media entertainment center with stored TV programming (similar to a PVR) at low cost. Any computer with a 1GHz+ processor may be suitable.
Detailed DVD and CD media information can be downloaded automatically from Amazon.com, allowing you to browse your movie and music collection by gorgeous cover artwork. This media information also allows you to find any movie on your media entertainment center within seconds by name, actor, genre, play time, MPAA rating, etc.
Kenbushi Pro is now free for personal users, schools and charity organizations, and can be downloaded immediately from the official website. Prices for Kenbushi Pro start at USD24.95 per computer, with discounts for larger pack sizes. Integration of Kenbushi Pro is available to Internet storage service providers, ISPs and ISVs. VARs and affiliates welcomed.
- Pro Edition is now FREE for personal users
- Powerful, gorgeous full-screen media control
- Plays all types of movies (avi, divx, H264, etc.)
- Plays all music, including purchased iTunes songs
- Auto media player selection (VLC, Quicktime)
- Store media across any number of hard disks
- Converts old computers into media servers
- View slideshows wirelessly on PSP, DS or PPC
- Backup your data regularly to keep it safe
- Works on wireless and wired networks
- Transfer files between Windows, Mac and Linux
- Set Skipmarks to skip credits, ads, bad bits, etc.
- Control media playback wirelessly with your PDA
- Remotely synchronize folders via LAN or Internet
- Share files with your friends over the Internet
- Versions for Windows, MacOS and Linux
- Pro Edition only USD24.95 (for companies, govt)
- Multi-license value packs: 2, 4, 10, 20 and 50