Yahoo Go! TV beta is available for download

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  1. samuel337

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    I hope I'm not repeating anyone's post, but I've just noticed from HTPCNews.com that Yahoo has launched their meedio-replacement. Its got access to Yahoo! music, videos, photos (flickr) as well as built in DVR software too.

    http://go.connect.yahoo.com/go/tv/index

    EDIT: Damn, apparently its US only - have fun and let us know how it is :)



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    After checking out the link and 10 pages of reactions on the meedio forums here is a short summary:

    # Yahoo GoTV checks for non US ip so they won´t let u use it at all from other places. This is due to content rights from yahoo (music etc.) which they only have for us. this will change later on according to pablo

    # there are advertisments (30 sec. before every music video)

    # there is no configuration.exe

    # there are no databases (maybe in a .dll but different from meedio)

    # no coverart

    # local content like mp3 or videos are only file browser style, no databases

    # no plugins (at leat at the moment)

    # very limited support of TV cards (but graphs for a lot more)

    a lot of people are experimenting to drag yahoo into meedio and vice versa.

    its only beta, so all things may change.

    judging from pablos own announcement plugins and themes will return, although nobody on the meedio forum seems to realize it:
    http://www.meedio.com/forum/about29513.html
    "For plug-in developers, who helped Meedio grow up, now you have a chance to reach a much larger audience - and you don't have to learn a new API. Theme designers - you have a chance to really shine and take advantage of new features and ideas that are in YGTV. "

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