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Icon Airfoil 4.6.5

Send any audio from your Mac to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, iPhones and iPods Touch, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! Airfoil for Mac gives you your audio, all around the house.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Rogue Amoeba Software
  • Modification Date: December 27, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 11.1 MB
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icon ATVFiles 1.3b1

ATVFiles is an AppleTV (ATV) plugin that allows the user to browse the entire ATV filesystem via the Finder and Apple Remote. This allows you to navigate to files that would not normally sync to the ATV, files stored on a network drive or another Mac for instance. Combined with the proper codecs, ATVFiles will allow you to play any of your media.
Simple file browser plugin for Apple TV Finder. Think XBMC, it can play video files without transcoding and syncing/streaming them.
Please note that ATVFiles does not provide the codecs. Perian
1. Copy ATVFiles.frappliance to this folder: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns on the Apple TV. You may want to create a symlink from there to some more convenient place.
2. Restart Finder. The command killall Finder will kill it, and it will be automatically restarted.
Enter the new "Files" menu on the main menu.
It lists files in /Users/frontrow/Movies, so mount or put your video files in that folder.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Eric Steil III
  • Modification Date: November 15, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Apple TV OS 3.0 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 547 Kb
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icon Boxee 1.5

Boxee is the best way to enjoy entertainment from the Internet and computer on your TV.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Boxee, Inc
  • Modification Date: December 26, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 82.4 MB
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Icon CenterStage 0.6.2

CenterStage is on open source project to build a powerful and intuitive media center application for the Apple Macintosh, this project was inspired by the launch of the Mac mini, an ideal Mac to use as part of a home theatre system.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The CenterStage Project
  • Modification Date: June 10, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 17.6 MB - CenterStage 0.6.2 with BackStage
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icon Connect360 3.55

Your Xbox 360 is capable of playing back your music and videos and viewing your digital photos. With Connect360, your Mac's ready to share.
Connect360 automatically indexes your iTunes and iPhoto libraries and shares them to your Xbox 360. You can then use the Xbox 360 Dashboard to browse and play your media, organized in the exact same way that it is on your Mac.
Connect360 supports MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless for Music. For Photos, Connect360 supports: JPEG, RAW, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF. For video streaming, currently only WMV+WMA, H.264 and MPEG4 files are supported (in MP4 and MOV containers).
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Nullriver Software
  • Modification Date: January 28, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 5.5 MB
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Icon CyTV 0.5.4

CyTV is a streaming solution for elgato's EyeTV family of TV tuners. It allows you to watch TV and recorded programs over a local network (wired or wireless) or the internet. You can pause and resume live TV on the client ("timeshift"), and you can also change channels remotely.
Supported models are EyeTV USB, 200, 300, and 400. EyeTV 410, 500, 610, and Plextor's ConvertX (PX-TV402U) should also work. However, you can't use CyTV with the EyeTV Wonder USB 2.0 hardware (see this blog entry by Tom Stuart for details).
The CyTV Server requires a Mac with an EyeTV unit. On the client(s), you can use the VideoLAN Client (VLC) media player to play the stream, so you can watch on any platform supported by VLC (and there are many!). The distribution also contains a special client application for Macs that gives you more control (like watching previous recordings, skipping back and forth, etc.).
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Andreas Junghans
  • Modification Date: January 29, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 2.4 MB - 0.5.4
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 4.1 MB - 0.6 pre5 - April 5, 2006
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Icon Darwin Streaming Server 6.0.3

Welcome to Darwin Streaming Server, the open source version of Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server technology that allows you to send streaming media to clients across the Internet using the industry standard RTP and RTSP protocols. Based on the same code base as QuickTime Streaming Server, Darwin Streaming Server provides a high level of customizability and runs on a variety of platforms allowing you to manipulate the code to fit your needs.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The Open Source Community
  • Modification Date: May 19, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 22.5 MB
QuickTime Streaming Server Home Page Comes with Mac OS X Server
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Icon DVArchive 3.2

DVArchive allows your computer to act like a "Virtual ReplayTV". You can download shows from your ReplayTV to burn to DVD/VCD, play shows from your ReplayTV right on your desktop (without having to download them first) and play shows that are stored on your computer right from your ReplayTV/TV screen. You can also search TV listing, see what upcoming recordings on your ReplayTVs there may be and access those listings from a web browser or GUI.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Gerald Duprey
  • Modification Date: July 11, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 4.8 MB
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Icon EyeConnect 1.6.10

EyeConnect software enables your UPnP AV digital media device to stream EyeTV recordings, digital photos, music and movies from your Mac onto your TV or stereo.
EyeConnect is based on the globally trusted Universal Plug and Play Audio/Video standard (UPnP AV) for the seamless sharing of digital content throughout your home. Using this industry standard technology, EyeConnect enables a broad range of UPnP AV devices to play EyeTV recordings, digital music, video, or photo content, including iPhotos®, iTunes®, and movies stored on your Macintosh. Elgato's EyeConnect digital media streaming software addresses a rapidly growing market for home networking solutions for the Macintosh.
Use EyeConnect in combination with your UPnP AV digital media device to manage wired or wireless streaming of digital entertainment content effortlessly. Digital media files remain organized as originally stored in your Mac libraries so you can quickly find the file you want.
  • License: Demo, $50
  • Author/Publisher: El Gato
  • Modification Date: January 31, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 11.5 MB
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Icon EyeTV 3.5.1

EyeTV lets you watch live TV in stunning digital quality, directly on your Mac. Using the on-screen remote control or included infrared remote control you can:
- pause a program
- instantly rewind and repeat a favorite section
- fast forward past unwanted content
Record TV on your Mac and Replace your VCR
Schedule Programming Remotely
Edit out Unwanted Content
Archive and Take your TV to Go
  • License: Update
  • Author/Publisher: El Gato
  • Modification Date: January 31, 2011 - 3.x updates are available through EyeTV's Check for Updates Menu Item
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher - All EyeTV Hardware Supported
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 113 MB
EyeTV 3 Update Info
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Icon Front Row 2.1.7

Sit back, relax and let Front Row start the show. Music, photos and video. From your sofa.
The Front Row Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for browsing music, photos, and videos on your iMac.
The new Apple Remote makes it easy to navigate through all the digital goodies you've collected and created on your iMac G5. Apple designers simplified the average remote from 60 buttons you'll never use to just the six buttons you really need. So you can navigate quickly and easily through the Front Row interface to enjoy your music, video, photos and DVDs exactly as you wish. Play. Pause. Skip. Rewind. Crank up the volume. Whatever your pleasure, wherever you sit.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: March 11, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, QuickTime 7.5.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 12.5 MB
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Icon Galleon 2.5.5

Galleon is a free open source media server for TiVo® which allows you to enjoy many kinds of content and interactive applications right on your TV. The server runs on your home computer and organizes your media collection so that they can be viewed on your home network. Galleon also brings Internet content and applications to your TV.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Galleon Project
  • Modification Date: March 24, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher, TiVo 7.2 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 34.5 MB
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Icon iTheater 0.2

The goal of this project is to create an application that acts as a media center for any Macintosh computer. iTheater is an aesthetically pleasing way to manage, play and share your photos, movies and music.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The iTheater Group
  • Modification Date: July 14, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.4 MB
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Icon Jack OS X 0.85

Jack (the Jack Audio Connection Kit) is a low-latency audio server, written originally for the GNU/Linux operating system, and now with Mac OS X support. It can connect any number of different applications to a single hardware audio device; it also allows applications to send and receive audio to and from each other.
Jack is different from other audio server efforts in that it has been designed from the ground up to be suitable for professional audio work. This means that it focuses on two key areas: synchronous execution of all clients, and low latency operation.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Johnny Petrantoni
  • Modification Date: December 22, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 8.9 MB
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Icon MacTF 2.0b5

MacTF is an native Cocoa Mac OS X application that can talk to the Topfield TF5000PVRt (and some other Topfield 5xxx models).
Download of files, including ability to download multiple files at once.
Upload of files, including ability to upload multiple files at once.
Turbo mode (doubles speed of upload/download, but remote and timers are disabled).
Deletion and renaming of files on the Topfield.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Nathan Oates
  • Modification Date: September 13, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 492 Kb
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Icon MediaCentral 2.8.5

MediaCentral turns your Mac into the ultimate home theater system. With support for numerous audio, video, IP TV, TV, IP Radio, Games and multimedia formats, MediaCentral brings it all together at the push of a button.
  • License: Shareware, $38
  • Author/Publisher: equinux
  • Modification Date: March 4, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 36.3 MB
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Icon Nicecast 1.9.5

Nicecast is the easiest way to broadcast music from OS X. Broadcast to the world, or just across your house. Nicecast can help you create your own internet radio station or allow you to listen to your iTunes Music Library from anywhere in the world!
  • License: Shareware, $40
  • Author/Publisher: Rogue Amoeba
  • Modification Date: November 8, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 6.7 MB
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icon Plex 0.8.5

Plex bridges the gap between your Mac and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video. The real power of Plex is found in its library features: Organize your media into versatile libraries, automatically retrieve metadata from the Internet, and display your libraries using one of the visually stunning skins.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Plex Dev
  • Modification Date: February 27, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 104 MB
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icon PS3 Media Server 1.10.5

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration. It's backed up with the powerful Mplayer/FFmpeg packages.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: ps3mediaserver, shagr4th
  • Modification Date: March 8, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 22.8 MB
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icon pyTivoX 1.3

pyTivoX lets you play movies from your mac to your tivo. It is a free replacement for the upload feature of Tivo Desktop Plus. (Look at iTiVo for the download features).
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Yoav Yerushalmi
  • Modification Date: August 27, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Tivo Series 2 or 3
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 17.4 MB
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Icon QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5.3

Combining the power of QuickTime with Apple's ease of use, QuickTime Broadcaster allows just about anyone to produce a live broadcast event. From a backyard birthday party to a corporate keynote speech, QuickTime Broadcaster allows anyone with an Internet connection to "virtually" attend.
QuickTime Broadcaster is Apple's award-winning live encoding software that lets you produce professional-quality live events for online delivery - quickly, easily and affordably.
QuickTime Broadcaster takes full advantage of QuickTime, the most powerful digital media technology on the Internet. The combination QuickTime Broadcaster, QuickTime Streaming Server and QuickTime provides the industry's first end-to-end MPEG-4-based Internet broadcasting system, which allows you to reach not only the large and growing base of QuickTime Players, but also any ISO-compliant MPEG-4 player. Whether you are a novice or a professional, QuickTime Broadcaster is designed to meet your needs.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: January 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.0 MB
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icon Remote Buddy 1.16.2

Remote Buddy turns the remote control in your hands into a key to your entire system. No matter, whether you want to control applications and presentations, browse and playback your music and video collection, watch TV with EyeTV, browse the web or your filesystem, make the globe turn in Google Earth, enter a text, move the mouse, play games or maybe just change the brightness of your screen - you can do this all with Remote Buddy! And so much more!
Using your iPhone you can control more than 95 applications, system parameters and Remote Buddy itself - just like with any other supported remote.
  • License: Shareware, $28
  • Author/Publisher: IOSPIRIT GmbH
  • Modification Date: February 16, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 8.5 MB
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icon Rivet 2.4.4

Stream your music, movies, and photos to your Xbox and Playstation 3.
  • License: Shareware, $19
  • Author/Publisher: The Little App Factory
  • Modification Date: January 3, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.2 MB
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Icon Salling Clicker 3.5

Salling Clicker is our award-winning remote control tool.
Free yourself from those shackles that is your laptop! Any audience will be impressed with your dynamic walk-around-the-stage performance as you change slides from your mobile phone or PDA.
With our out-of-the-box support for award-winning products such as iTunes from Apple, and EyeTV from Elgato, Salling Clicker becomes a great remote control for your TV watching and music listening.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Salling Software
  • Modification Date: May 11, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 6.6 MB
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Icon SHOUTcast 1.9.8

This SHOUTcast server runs on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server 2. It is a unix-style app without an Aqua interface, and has to be run in a terminal window. SHOUTcast is a streaming media system for Windows and Un*x platforms. At the center of the system is this product, the SHOUTcast Distributed Network Audio Server (DNAS). The DNAS is responsible for accepting a broadcast feed from Winamp and the SHOUTcast Source DSP plug-in, and repeating the broadcast to listeners connected to this SHOUTcast DNAS. Once your source content is being fed into the SHOUTcast DNAS, it will also, dependent on the source content's configuration, list itself with the SHOUTcast directory so listeners can locate your broadcast.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Nullsoft, Inc.
  • Modification Date: February 28, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 63 Kb
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Icon TFmac 0.9b1

TFmac connects your Mac to Topfield TF4000 PVRs.
* easy to use
* preview multiple recordings (requires mplayer; existing installation can be used)
* download multiple recordings to your Mac
* various download formats (e.g. TS, VOB, MP3)
* upload files to the Topfield
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Frank Hoewing
  • Modification Date: April 9, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.1 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 393 Kb
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Icon TFmac 5000 0.7

What it is:
This application is used for really fast data transfer between a Topfield 5000 disk, and Mac OS X.
What it can do:
* Give access to a Topfield 5000 PVR formatted hard disk, that is directly connected to your Mac, via IDE, USB or FireWire. (This means you have to open your TF, and take the disk out of it.)
* You can read the directories, copy files from and to the TF-disk, and delete files from the TF-disk.
* Use it for movies, TAPs and MP3s.
* Be aware, that when writing to the disk, the Topfield will do a "Verifying files and folders". I never had any loss of data, but it's your responsibylity if you want try.
What it can not do:
* Access the disk, while it is in the Topfield, and the Mac is connected to the TF via USB. There are other applications to do this, for example MPEG Streamclip.
How fast is it?
* Up to 10 x faster than a Topfield <----> Mac connection.
* IDE: I did not test, probably faster than FireWire
* FireWire: about 20 MB/sek. Less than 1 min/GB
* USB 2.0: about 12 MB/sek. Less than 1,5 min/GB
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Spock
  • Modification Date: August 23, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 72 Kb
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icon TiVoDecodeManager 3.0

TiVoDecode Manager (TDM) is an Applescript Studio front-end (i.e. "wrapper") that automates the process of downloading of TiVo Series 2 files to your computer and decoding into MPEG-2 files. Features include:
* Bonjour discovery of local TiVos (or enter an IP manually)
* Listing of show, episode, date recorded, and other information
* One-click download and decoding of TiVo shows
* Batch processing queue for multiple downloads
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: David Benesch
  • Modification Date: February 7, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 6.7 MB
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Icon TiVo Desktop 1.9.5a

TiVo Desktop is an easy to use application that lets you publish and share digital music, photos, and TiVo recordings between your networked TiVo and your computer.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: TiVo, Inc.
  • Modification Date: December 4, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 672 Kb
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Icon TiVoTool 0.7

TivoTool allows you to download, stream, or burn videos from your Series 1 or 2 Tivo or DTivo.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: John Susek
  • Modification Date: November 20, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Some key components are Universal Binaries
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 15.5 MB
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Icon Wirecast 4.1.3

Wirecast makes it easy to create dynamic webcasts. It has been designed for building detailed multimedia broadcasts with many web cameras, images, titles and movies etc.
Wirecast introduces the unique concept of shots. You can package up your selected cameras, graphical overlays, movies and titles into a shot. Once you have built your list of shots, you can transition the broadcast between them with a single mouse click.
Controlling your broadcast in real-time is easy. With Wirecast's multiple layer support, it's simple to place a background music track over your webcast, while changing between the cameras you want your viewers to see.
Wirecast uses the QuickTime Streaming architecture for its broadcasting. You can "unicast" over the public internet or your LAN. When you want to scale your webcast up, you simply send your broadcast to a Darwin or QuickTime Streaming Server. Your viewers can then watch your webcast through QuickTime Player or embedded directly into a webpage.
  • License: Demo, $449
  • Author/Publisher: Telestream
  • Modification Date: February 8, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 47.3 MB
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icon XBMC 9.11

XBMC Media Center is a free cross-platform media player software and entertainment system application framework for Linux, Mac, and Windows. XBMC is capable of playing back and streaming all popular video, audio, and picture formats out-of-the-box.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Team XBMC
  • Modification Date: December 23, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 56.1 MB - for Intel
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 55.6 MB - for PPC
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Intel Denotes Mac OS X Intel Native
Universal Binary Denotes Mac OS X Intel & PPC Native
OS X PPC Denotes Mac OS X PPC Native
Classic PPC Denotes Mac OS 8/9 PPC Native
680x0 Denotes Mac OS 680x0 Native
Non-Specific Code Denotes Non-OS Specific Code
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