Archive for April, 2011

Fresh Outta High School #3 HD part 2

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Here’s part two of the Fresh Outta High School #3 preview, highlighting scenes 2, 4, and 5 featuring Audrey Bitoni, Maya Hills, and Kissy Kapri. I’ve uploaded preview images, and have summaries for the three scenes inside.


Fresh Outta High School #3 HD part 1

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Today I’ll be reviewing the HD title Fresh Outta High School #3 in two parts. Digital Sin has assembled a stellar cast for this volume of the series. In part one of the post, we’ll look at scenes 1 and 3 featuring McKenzee Miles, and the pairing of Bree Olson and Paulina James. I’ve uploaded preview images, and have included summaries for the two scenes. Part two of the preview will follow shortly, with scenes starring Audrey Bitoni, Maya Hills, and Kissy Kapri. If you enjoy the HD content, and haven’t done so as of yet, you’ll be greatly rewarded with the purchase of a widescreen monitor. The 22″ and 24″ widescreen LCD monitors have become quite inexpensive, and they display the HD releases beautifully. My crystal ball projects the upload of Fresh Outta High School #3 will transpire on Thursday, 4/21.


Alpha Test: HTML5 on VB3

Hey VideoBoxers,

As you may have seen in John’s recent post, we have been playing with AirPlay a little bit. Well, with a couple of days somewhat open at the start of this week, I decided to see what it would take to get HTML5 playback happening on iPad, iPhone and Android. I’m pleased to tell you that this afternoon we put an alpha version of this functionality up on VB3!

See the instructions for using it below, but first let me offer a few caveats:

1) This is an alpha test, which means “not even a beta test yet.” I threw it up there for you guys to try out, and I will be busy on other stuff for the next few weeks. Therefore, expect bugs and odd behavior, and you won’t be disappointed. 🙂


Updated: Porn on your TV – AirPlay

Quick update: Thanks to a change we released this evening, AirPlay now works on the mobile site via iPhone4 without the need for the JavaScript bookmark offered in the iPad instructions below. It has the same limitations we listed for the iPad (chiefly, that the videos’ resolution is optimized for mobile devices), but as of right now it’s the easiest way to use AirPlay with the VB mobile site. Post a comment below if you have any questions on how to use it, or spot any issues.

AirFlick or Roku are still your best options for high-quality streaming to your TV, but if this change carries even just one of you valued VB members over until you get one of those other options working, it was worth it. 🙂


A few of our users have asked us to support AirPlay, which allows people to stream media from various devices onto their AppleTV.  While we don’t officially support AirPlay on VideoBox at the moment, we did investigate several methods for our users to watch videos from VideoBox via AirPlay, using either a Mac computer, or an iPad.  Here are the methods we like the best:

Mac Computer to AppleTV

1. Make sure that your Mac and your AppleTV are on the same network and that AirPlay is enabled on your AppleTV.  There are ample instructions on the web for how to do this.
2. Download and install AirFlick here.
3. Login to VideoBox (whichever one you want,this is not limited to the mobile site).
4. Download the scenes you’d like to view to your Mac.
5. Start AirFlick.  It should recognize your AppleTV and if all is going well, you will see your AppleTV listed in the drop-down on the upper left-hand side of the AirFlick app.
6. Drag the scene you’d like to start watching into AirFlick.
7. Enjoy

I have to say, I tested this on a brand new Sony 60” with one of the new HD titles from Burning Angel and it looked awesome!  Also, note that I installed this on my MacBookPro which is running Snow Leopard. I’d be interested in knowing if anyone is able to get this working on older versions of OSX.

iPad to AppleTV

The resolution is not the best when using an iPad with AirPlay because our beta mobile site is optimized for a phone. Also, the mobile site is unfortunately a bit buggy right now, but hey, it’s something. The next iteration of VB for mobile devices will support AirPlay from the get-go.

1. Make sure your iPad and your AppleTV are on the same network and that AirPlay is enabled on your AppleTV.  There are ample instructions on the web for how to do this.
2. Make sure your iPad is updated to iOS 4.3. This will not work on 4.2 or lower.
3. Go to Ben Dodson’s site and follow the instructions for adding the javascript bookmark to your browser.
4. Login to  This is our beta mobile site, and we should warn you again that it’s a little buggy.  Our suggestion is that before viewing, you mark any movies you want to watch as ‘Favorite.’ Then use your ‘Favorites’ list to watch videos via the mobile site on your iPad.  You must use the mobile site for AirPlay to work with an iPad.
5. Tap on the image of the movie you’d like to view. You will now be in play mode. At this point, if you click on the AirPlay icon, you will see that you can get sound via AirPlay but not video.
6. Select the bookmark you created in Step 3. It will execute javascript but will leave you in the same place, in play mode.
7. Now when you click the AirPlay icon, you should see AppleTV streaming the video.  Cool, eh?

The methods I listed seemed to be the least technical methods that didn’t require jailbreaks. Again, VideoBox doesn’t officially support AirPlay yet, so use these at your own risk!

Roku & VideoBox: So easy … a ropeadope could do it

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VideoBox contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I owned a Roku. I replied no, but was intrigued by zapp’s blog posts here and here. The exchange went something like this:

VideoBox: We’re sending you a Roku, want you to install the VideoBox app, and write a blog article detailing the procedure.

rope: Me?

VideoBox: Yes.

rope: You do realize I’m the least tech savvy person in the universe?

VideoBox: Exactly! If you can manage it, anyone can manage it. Do you have a high speed internet connection?

rope: Yes.

VideoBox: Do you own a television manufactured post 1955?

rope: Yes.

VideoBox: See, it’s easy. Just hook up the Roku to your home network.

rope: What’s a home network?

VideoBox: (stifling laughter) You’ll figure it out.

rope: Will you also be sending me a 1080p LCD HDTV so I can fully immerse myself in the Roku experience?

VideoBox: Goodbye.

Come inside and I’ll walk you through the Roku setup and VideoBox app installation. It actually is easy, and provides great entertainment. I would encourage everyone to consider a Roku purchase.