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Benjamin Arnaud
3 years, 6 months ago

Greetings HMN,

It's been a year of intense (part-time) coding and I'm happy to announce that MotionBox 1.3.0 has been released !

Here is what it brings to the table:

1. Torrent streaming

MotionBox supports streaming for both torrent files and magnets. It works for video and audio files and the video browsing design completely applies to it. It's built with a cache system that lets you switch from one torrent to another almost instantly.

The DuckDuckGo integrated search engine lets you access and browse torrents directly. That means you can start from your text query all the way to ... Read More →

Benjamin Arnaud
4 years, 2 months ago

Greetings HMN,

I'm happy to announce that MotionBox 1.2.0 has been released !

Here is a short list of what it brings to the table:

1. Complete audio support

MotionBox now supports local and remote audio files.

I've added an output section in the player settings (bottom right corner).
It lets you decide between streaming the audio or the full video.
This improves the performance and the bandwitdh when you only care about the audio.

And since it's a Video Browser you can switch between audio and video seamlessly.

2. SoundCloud backend

To demonstrate the audio support I added the ... Read More →

Benjamin Arnaud
4 years, 8 months ago
I've just pushed MotionBox 1.1.2 on

It includes an improved interface, a fast startup and wide search bars.
I've also made a few fixes and improvements: check the changelog here.
If you haven't, now is a great time to run your first video browser:

MotionBox is still a young project... So what's next ?

Well, I'm working on a torrent implementation. I'm *quite* close from having something functional.
Also, I want to integrate a video downloader. Just like the one in your web browser but for videos.
This requires a few GUI improvements and even ... Read More →

Benjamin Arnaud
4 years, 9 months ago
MotionBox is now on the Handmade network, that's really cool and all... But what *is* MotionBox exactly ?

That's a tough question to answer. Mostly because MotionBox is a true innovation: something unique and new.

It's not like "Google video" nor a "Youtube" desktop application.
In fact I cannot define it with a comparison to what already exists.

It's a Video Browser, a software designed to access and traverse videos on the Internet.
Sounds abstract ? Let me give you analogy: it's a browser that accesses videos directly instead of webpages.

More importantly it's Free Software designed to serve ... Read More →