21 March 2008 @ 14:53Myka media center with BitTorrent

I came across this interesting device that looks very much like a Mac mini, but it runs Linux and comes pre-installed with a BitTorrent client. It is called Myka, and it can be configured with an 80GB, 160GB, or 500GB internal drive, WiFi 802.11g, ethernet, HDMI, Composite, S-video, SPDIF, and USB. The video specs include:

MPEG-2 MP@ML (ISO/IEC13818),up to 10Mb/s
H.264/AVC MP HP up to L4.1
VC1 AP@L3,Simple and Main Profile
WMV 9 Simple and Main Profile
DivX 3.11,4.11 and 5.x support
MPEG-4 part 2 SP/ASP
Aspect Ratio:4:3 and 16:9,auto format detection
Out Definition:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p or 1080i

Needless to say, this sounds promising on paper. It will be interesting to see what the user interface looks like. That could be the determining factor for Myka’s success.

The Myka is currently available for pre-order and expected to ship this summer.


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