August 29, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Lava Software is now shipping Kenbushi Pro v7.1, a powerful media entertainment center with built-in file sharing and data backup. 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.
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. 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.
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.
Kenbushi Pro is now free for personal users, schools and charity organizations, and can be downloaded immediately from http://www.lavasoftware.com. Prices for Kenbushi Pro (for companies, government, etc.) 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.
Lava Software Pty. Ltd., a company incorporated in the State of South Australia in 1997, offers software products across a range of key application areas for all popular computer platforms. More information is available from http://www.lavasoftware.com. Kenbushi is a registered trademark of Lava Software Pty. Ltd.