Xtreamer HDD Media Player / Streamer Hits the Scene

Xtreamer Promo Graphic

We just got tipped off about the launch of Xtreamer. A new HDD Media Player / Streamer that’s ready to compete with the big boys — and apparently tops them all according to product comparisons with WDTV, Tvix, Popcorn Hour, and Mvix. Product highlights include: built-in UPnP server and client functionality, 1080p HDMI 1.3a spec with full HD audio pass-through, space for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD, playback support for just about every media format imaginable (see below), and Internet media streaming from sources like YouTube, Picasa, CNN, Live365, Yahoo! News and others. Oh, and the Xtreamer’s firmware is upgradeable — so expect to see additional Internet services and functions added in the near future. MSRP is 99 Euros ($131) and ships worldwide for 20 Euros ($27). You can also purchase the optional wireless 802.11n USB antenna for an extra 29 Euros ($39). So the total comes out to 149 Euros ($197) for the complete package (minus a hard drive).

Web Services

Video: YouTube, Picasa, Yahoo Video, CNN, NBC Today, CBS Face the Nation and more
Audio: Live365 Radio, iPodcast, Radiobox, ABC News, BBC Podcast, CNN News , Indiefeed, Jamendo
Photo: Picasaweb
RSS feed: Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Xchange, MSNBC News and more

Media Files Supported

Video containers:

* MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V)
* MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG)
* MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS)
* Matroska (MKV)
* MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4
* FLV – Flash Video

Video codecs:

* MPEG-1
* MPEG-2
* MPEG-4.2
o ASP@L5, 720p, 1-point GMC
* WMV9
* H.264
o BP@L3
o MP@L4.0
o HP@L4.0
o HP@L4.1
* VC-1
o AP@L3

Audio containers:

* AAC, M4A
* MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA)

Audio codecs:

* Dolby Digital
* WMA, WMA Pro
* MP1, MP2, MP3
* Vorbis

# Audio pass through : DTS, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HR, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus
# Photo formats : JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, HD JPEG
# Other formats: ISO, IFO, FLV, RM, RA, RAM
# Subtitle formats : SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA, IDX
# Streaming formats : RTSP, FLV

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8 Reactions to “Xtreamer HDD Media Player / Streamer Hits the Scene”

  1. andy says:

    gonna take more than a PR and some specs to convince anyone with any experience in the market for these things. the list of failed, and unsupported players is long.

  2. Scepticism is probably a good thing at this point. I’m looking forward to seeing some demos of Xtreamer in action. The specs look good, but I’m curious what the UI is like and how well it operates.

  3. nite_man says:

    Device looks very attractive. Even more than Popcorn hour. And it has amazing price. Thanks for the useful information!

  4. shtark says:

    looks very promising indeed

    it is not howevr aimed at the NMT it is rather look more as “WDTV killer”

  5. ir0nw0lf says:

    The comparison vs. the Popcorn Hour is off: I don't get their comparison over the wireless, it's OPTIONAL on both and the PH has a wireless USB adapter on their site for sale, so what's the point in their comparison?

  6. moviebuff says:

    When I was searching for a new media player, I saw this Xtreamer. I thought I will wait for this to come out on the market until I read the features of Mvix Ultio. My new Mvix Ultio also has optional wireless-N capability, network port, UPnP implementation and samba server. Moreover, I preferred this media player over Xtreamer because it has built-in internal HDD that can support up to 1.5TB. It also has a built-in BitTorrent that with soplid and consistent download speed. So far, I am happy and contented with it! :)

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