jflicks media system

Making an easy to install, configure and run home media system.

Update to the site and software

We have been working on our site and changed to a new blogging software package called Octopress. It’s much faster and easier to maintain than the old blogging package we used to use. We hope you like it.

We also have been working hard on jflicks. Many many hours of work has gone into the current code. The code is available on github of course. We hope to make a new release soon that includes all this hard work. The release is going to be geared toward the “cord cutter”. Why you ask? Well we have become a cord cutter and we see where jflicks can be customized to be useful to a cord cutter – one who watches much Internet video but still wants to record their FREE over-the-air local broadcasts.

Stay tuned for further updates!!!

The jflicks media system 1.0 release is here.

The software developer just never sees the todo list ever become short.

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses. We here in the jflicks lab are no different and we have been working real hard on getting to an official 1.0 release. That time is now!

Installing and running a Home Theater PC is not an easy task for the average person. It still takes someone with quite a bit of technical knowledge. In the jflicks lab we have been focusing on trying to ease this task so it is possible for the average person and a breeze for a technical person.

Our system is naturally divided into two pieces. A server component that does things like recording video and a client component that allows you to watch video at your TV.

However if you are only going to install onto one computer, you can install our client server combination. This will run all the software on that one machine. That machine will handle all server functions and the TV user interface. This install is more like a typical DVR like a TiVo or a DVR from a cable or satellite company.

The jflicks media system server component is configured via a couple of desktop applications. We have installation programs for both Linux and Windows. You just install and run them on a PC on your network.

That is really all you need to try it out. See the downloads page to get it!