Boxee Media Manager
Boxee Media Manager is a simple tool designed to facilitate the access to multimedia files stored on your hard drives in order to play them on your mobile devices. The program allows you to retrieve the media files from a specified folder and broadcast them to other devices.
The Boxee media center is a useful application designed to improve your multimedia experience by accessing local resources and Internet broadcasts from a single interface. However, you can also watch movies on your iPad or laptop by streaming the content on the local network.
This application is designed to monitor the folders that contain the streamable content and make them available to your mobile devices. You only need to install it on the computer that stores your images, songs and movies.
Although the program does not include any documentation, the interface is rather simple and allows you to select the locations that you want to share with your remote device. You can select multiple folders and removable storage devices that contain media files.
A similar interface can be accessed from an Internet browser in order to view the available files. The web-based interface can be accessed from any computer or tablet connected to the network by using the server IP address.
During our tests, the program ran in the background and required insignificant resources for monitoring the local folders.
If you wanted to watch the videos from Boxee or your hard drive on another device, this program provides you with an easy to use alternative. You can also use it to share your audio or video files with other computers from the local network.
The Boxee users that own multiple computers and have their resources scattered across the LAN can take advantage of the streaming capabilities of this application to access the remote files from a single interface.