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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.01.0026
  • Total Downloads:
    47,994
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 27, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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This is not a flashback to the chart-defying tricks of ambient house music progenitors The Orb, although if you have their music you can use this Orb to play it anywhere. No, this Orb melds module-based personal portals with your hard drive's media content and lets you stream it to almost any Internet-connected handheld device.

The setup will probably be challenging to users who aren't familiar with how to open ports, but, fortunately, there's plenty of help in Orb's user forums. Once you're good to go, the program launches in your browser and you can choose whether you want your video module to be front and center, how wide your music module should be, and if you really need yet another weather widget.

Uploading your media files is a time-consuming and tedious process that could be greatly improved upon. After that, you can "MyCast" them. MyCasting is what Orb's publisher calls Webcasting when done with its program. If your home PC has coaxial access, you can stream television, as well as photos, video files, and music.

By circumventing the need to reload media files on a second machine and having the handheld connection, Orb seems pretty nifty. The system requirements, though, are stringent, and the upload process is slow-going, making this a useful product with room for improvement.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Orb Networks
Publisher web site http://www.orb.com
Release Date November 27, 2008
Date Added January 27, 2009
Version 2.01.0026
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Streaming Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.85MB
File Name Orb20SetupUs.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 47,994
Downloads Last Week 20
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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