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access media libraryHow much content do you have lying around on your computer? By content, I mean music, photos, television episodes, downloaded movies, and so on. My computer is a multimedia machine as I am always on the lookout for the latest song or new show that is out.

One thing that’s always been tough for me though, was keeping my collection organized and easily accessing my media library. Sure, I have iTunes, but I use it mainly because it’s the best app for keeping my iPod in sync. But isn’t there an app out there that will let me do more with my content? There is, and it’s called QVIVO. If you’re looking to not only organize your media library, but make it extremely accessible to all your devices, I think you’ll really like what QVIVO has to offer.

What Is QVIVO?

QVIVO is an application that works to make your entire media library digitally organized and easily accessible from any device. It’s designed to be the hub for your entire movie, TV, music, photo, and online video collection, and it organizes your media into libraries, plays many different file types, and even includes social elements like Facebook sharing.

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QVIVO builds your library with cover art, trailers, actors, artists, and more from the files on your computer, and it is capable of playing them all back for you, regardless of format or resolution.

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You can also keep your friends up to date on what you love with QVIVO by posting reviews, rating your collection, uploading photo albums to Facebook, and chatting with your friends. That’s right, QVIVO features live Facebook messaging, which means you can chat with your friends about your favorite show while you’re watching it.

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Another cool feature of QVIVO is that it works just about everywhere. Apps are on the horizon for the iPad, Android tablets, TVs, and more, so you’ll be able to access your media library and stream from anywhere in your home with any number of compatible devices.

How Do I Get QVIVO?

In order to download and start using QVIVO, you just head over to their signup page and fill in some basic information, including your desired username, email address, and password. Then, you will have the option of linking your Facebook account with QVIVO, but you are able to skip this step for now if you like.

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On the next page you’ll see download links for both Windows (XP, Vista, and 7) and Mac (Intel 64-bit Snow Leopard), with Linux coming soon. QVIVO is still in beta, but very soon it will also be available for your iPhone, iPad, and Android devices as well.

Once you sign up for QVIVO, you’ll receive an email with a confirmation link. When you click that you’ll be taken to My Account for the first time, where you can adjust your settings, connect with Facebook, etc.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I really like the look of QVIVO. From what I’ve seen, they’ve done some nice work. I especially like the layout and overall look of the app, as well as how it sorts your content. The social features make it interesting for me, and I’m looking forward to checking out the iPad app. What do you think of QVIVO?

  1. kingdomservant
    April 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Its not ready for prime time. Takes far too much CPU and doesn't come with an uninstaller - had to use a 3rd party program to remove it.

  2. Qvivo1165
    April 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Worth trying, thanks!

  3. Adrian
    April 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I have given it a spin and it looks pretty good but with too many bugs to start using it right now. First of all, you can only watch (manage) locally stored media , forget about adding network files. It doesn't play compressed video (HD on rar files for instance), it will lag and be jumpy.

    I think the interface is ok, not sure how it will work as a server (I guess that's why it installs one, to stream to your devices) but for now I'll skip until new and better versions pop up.

  4. monu
    April 27, 2011 at 8:05 am

    i have a proxy connection and bcz of that i cant install this software plz guide

  5. Ron Payne
    April 27, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I know it is in Beta, but too many bugs found to even consider using.

  6. Srivatsan Venkatesh
    April 27, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Does my computer have to be on all the time or does it sync to the cloud?

    • Steve Campbell
      April 27, 2011 at 2:44 am

      Your other devices will connect to your PC to stream the contents of your library, but I'd imagine there will eventually be cloud functionality with this type of app.

  7. Dwayne Brown ?
    April 27, 2011 at 1:15 am

    This seems like a memory and processor hog... Using a dual core processor and 2GB DDR2 memory i opened it an all i saw was a white screen. Heard my processor fan start spinning like crazy, decide to take a closer look -- opened task manager only to see my processor buckling at 90-100%, memory usage for the app surpassed 200MB. :[ HELP? lol

    • Steve Campbell
      April 27, 2011 at 2:41 am

      Sorry to hear that, Dwayne. QVIVO is still in beta so it's possible that it isn't as memory friendly as it could be. I didn't personally experience any problems with it.

  8. JS365
    April 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

    It reminds me "LIBOX".....
    Could you compare "QVIVO" with "LIBOX"?
    Thanks.

    • Steve Campbell
      April 27, 2011 at 12:07 am

      Nice find! Thanks for sharing. I'll see what I can do about that for you.

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