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szimpleBy szimple
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szimpleBy szimple
First created
€1,050
pledged of €150,000pledged of €150,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter over 3 years ago

About

Do you have tons of movies/shows in your hard drives? Do you love watching them FullHD in your TV? Then congrats, szimple is created just for you!

Movie View
Movie View

Let's face it, streaming services are ok but nothing like having your files downloaded so you can play them any time, any where ( internet connection is not available everywhere )

What exactly is szimple?

szimple represents the evolution of old multimedia drives and it does not require any computer skills (even kids can use it).

 Setup instructions are super easy, ready to hear them?

1. Connect szimple to your HDTV (HDMI cable)

2. Plug your USB drive containing your files to szimple.

3. Choose your movie/show through the beautiful UI.

4. Play & Enjoy

Studio-Rating View
Studio-Rating View

So what do we mean with "all-in-one" and how is this device different from an Apple TV, Netflix or Roku?

All-in-one means we have built-in the server and client all together in the same device. Therefore, the big difference with Apple TV is that we do not need to stream your content from the server (Mac, iPhone...) to the client (Apple TV connected to your TV ) using your network. Netflix and Roku in the other hand, do not let you play your owned media files, you have to pay a monthly fee and stream from their main servers (better have a good internet connection available) to view content.

TV Show View
TV Show View

Just put you media files in a USB drive (avi, mov, mp4, mkv we read everything) and plug it into szimple, it will crawl through your content and find meta information related (posters, trailers, summary, genre, subtitles...)

szimple is really easy to use and does not require any configuration (just plug and play), it does all the hard work for you. Similar services like Plex or XBMC need complex server/client setups plus internet connection. szimple is an all-in-one device, hosting both server and client. How can this be possible? By solving the complex file-naming problem (don't bother renaming your files or setting a fixed folder structure) and simplifying the architecture-device setup. 

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Main Menu

It works offline and it is portable.

You can take szimple everywhere, it fits in your hand, Start watching a movie at home and finish it at a friend's house. Since it does not need internet connection to work (files are loaded from the USB port) you can take szimple wherever you go.

Don´t know what to watch among your 5000 item library? Don't remember where you left by in your favourite series? Don't worry, szimple has an AI core and learns what you like to watch, once you start using it, szimple will recommend you some other movies/shows you might also enjoy. szimple also keeps track of the TV shows for you.

Summarazing, szimple is a device, an all-in-one media center capable of crawling your offline files, grabbing the meta info for series and movies from public available libraries (The Movie DB, TVDB) and organizing your library with a really neat UX. User just plugs a USB into szimple and szimple does all the hard work. No server streaming or user interaction (a powerful regex engine with AI is the core of the device). No more old multimedia drives or complex htpc or server-client configurations. Just one device, plug and play.

I bet you now see why we called this szimple. We cracked our brains here! We preferred saving our time and working on other interesting features...

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Main Menu

Hardware Specifications

Processor: Dual-Core Cortex A9 Processor, GPU: Quad-Core Mali 400, Memory: 1GB DDR3, Internal Storage: 8GB NAND Flash, Wireless Connectivity: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Video Output: HDMI™ 1.4b, Full HD 1080p, Audio Output:HDMI™ 1.4b, two channels, Peripheral Interface: RJ-45 Ethernet jack (10/100Mbps)SD/MMC card reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)USB 2.0 port x 2, IR receiver (remote included), Power: DC 5V, 2A adapter included (CE, FCC, CCC certified)

Supported Video Format: AVI/RM/RMVB/MKV/WMV/MOV/MP4/WEBM/DAT(VCD format)VOB(DVD format)/MPEG/MPG/FLV/ASF/TS/TP/3GP

Supported Audio Format:MP3/WMA/WMV/APE/OGG/FLAC/AAC

Risks and challenges

One of the main risks we face is time. So far we have built our first device (prototype) and it looks awesome but it is not the same to build one than to build a thousand. Therefore we will have to speed up in order to build all the devices and send it to you guys.

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    Be among the first ones to receive the szimple package customized with you name!

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    Incredible!
    Kumbaya early bird customized special!

    You heard right. You will receive the szimple package customized plus a special video from all the guys around the office singing KUMBAYA!

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