You may know that Hulu and Boxee have been involved in an imbroglio of sorts over access to Hulu's sweet trove of free online video. Boxee's official Hulu implementation was shot down last month, after Hulu undoubtedly received a call or two from their bigwig content providers saying they would like to control the moment their Hulu shows and movies get piped into the liviing room, thank you very much. It was a sad day.
I just watched the A-Team with the new alpha, and it works fine and dandy. So we'll see exactly what Hulu is up to with this encoding (or, whether it was doing this all along, and no one noticed until now). The new Mozilla-equipped alpha of Boxee is available for OS X (and Apple TV) now, with the Linux and Windows version shortly to follow. [Boxee]