Do you think that Team-XBMC should keep developing XBMC for the Xbox? - Printable Version
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- bobrooney_78 - 2008-10-16 17:45
well said. fully agree. I have been spending also many days here while reading the forums during the last years - starting with the old XBMP forums long, long ago
- althekiller - 2008-10-16 18:58
Geeba Wrote:What about some sort of online repository where bits for the Xbox such as scrappers and hopefully other bits could be dropped? Make life a little easier for the non techy Xbox users...
You mean like our subversion repository? You can grab what you want with the web interface on sourceforge or trac. Can't get much more "non-techy" than that.
EDIT: If more discussion on this (scrapers, etc, being available) is required, please start a new thread. We're verging on OT.
- Geeba - 2008-10-20 14:10
Will the Xbox be dropped from the forum also... I notice its not on the main webpage as platforms offered?
- Geeba - 2008-10-20 14:12
"Try it out yourself to experience the ultimate media center experience on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. "
- arnova - 2008-10-20 14:21
I think the reason it's not on the mainpage is because we cannot offer any binaries for Xbox. I don't think that Xbox will be dropped from the forum. I at least will continue supporting it....
- jarod71 - 2008-10-20 20:21
hopefully not, this is my main site, I would be lost without it! xbox-scene is kinda dead these days...
- althekiller - 2008-10-20 21:18
Geeba Wrote:"Try it out yourself to experience the ultimate media center experience on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. "What you have there is a typo. Note the very first sentence on the home page, "XBMC is an award winning media center application for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and XBox." and the "supported platforms" icons in the navbar to the right.
- kissiel - 2008-11-02 00:33
This is my first post on this forum, although I was been watching it since over a year (when new great home page was built).
First I must say that XBMC is the best multimedia software I've ever used. In the past I was using many players starting with CinemaPlayer or MicroDVD, then Media Portal and ending with XBMC for XBox.
I must say that Media Portal can't compete with XBMC with speed of development, don't mention general speed of the application itself (I know that one good thing is TV Server).
XBMC is simply the best!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you the whole team.
With big concern I've noticed the discussion about ending official development of XBMC for XBox and this is the reason I decided to put few words to the discussion.
One of the XBox' advantages is startup time. The thing what was pissing me off
when I used other OS based players was that you had to wait a minute or more, before watching/listening was possible. I tried many tricks with windows to make this faster (used nLited version of Windows, autlogon, removed shell), but it's sill slower than XBox. I have bad experiences with hibernation or suspend - it simply is not working every time.
XBox has this by design - it has pretty fast startup.
I know that you can now build super fast, optimized PC which can do this, but how much will it cost and how noisy will it be?
XBox will never stop working as long as hardware is operational - with computer OSes
(especially Windows), everything is possible(for example after installing updates).
And here's the next (maybe small) advantage - after few cheap tricks I've silenced my XBox, so it's silent as DVB player or other out of the box devices - I've replaced fan with new one, replaced HDD with 2.5" drive, used new thermopaste for radiator and... the total cost was only 40 EUR.
Also the platform itself ispretty cheap, because now you can buy XBox in quite good condition for 50EUR or less with delivery.
Please tell me where can you buy such cheap PC (90EUR) which will have reasoneable case (I don't say that Xbox' case is pretty, but fits under TV or into cabinet and looks ok)?
I've met friend, who is complete layman in computers and asked me about perfect media center I recommended him XBox with XBMC. When next time I've met him, he was the owner of XBox already.
Personally I run 3 XBoxes at my home and I'm pretty happy.
I was always awaiting for multiroom audio support and I'm afraid the development for this platform will end before it'll be possible:-(.
XBox is also little bit greener than most of regular computers, because power consumption is 50-60W what is not much.
At the end I must admit that for sure in future I'll use probably some XBMC for PC for watching HD content in saloon, but I don't intend to drop the XBoxes in other rooms - they can be used as a cheap media extenders beside main multimedia system.
XBox is great platform - please don't drop it as long as we can buy it or when XBox 360 will be cracked;-)
I regret I can't support the development actively, because of general lack of time and I think my wife would kill me, if I would engaged into new topic;-).
I know it's not easy to maintain this whole software, but just look how many Xbox users is here (look at for example at the pool results).
Regardless of the decision for sure I'll not stop using XBMC to whatever platform which fits my needs and I'll recommend it to my friends.
- Dark_Wizard - 2008-11-02 17:18
I too am new here and although I do not have an Xbox I think expanding into new areas are a good thing for this product. From everything I have read and seen (currently running it on Vista 64), this is as others have stated is the best media front end on the market.
Please do not bash me but I do have a suggestion and think it would bring in alot of new members if you can make this work on a PS3 running linux (Ubuntu runs on PS3 and this plugin) similar to what MegaBox does.
- gabbott - 2008-11-02 20:34
Dark_Wizard Wrote:Please do not bash me but I do have a suggestion and think it would bring in alot of new members if you can make this work on a PS3 running linux (Ubuntu runs on PS3 and this plugin) similar to what MegaBox does.
I believe this has been discussed before and due to xbmc only running on Intel platform is the main reason but if do a search you should find all the info.