Do you think that Team-XBMC should keep developing XBMC for the Xbox? - Printable Version
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- digitalhigh - 2009-01-13 16:07
According to mediaportal's site...
Quote:In February 2004 Erwin Beckers (aka. Frodo) left the X-Box Media Center project to start a new project, now known as MediaPortal, that would run on the Microsoft Windows platform and not suffer from the limitations of the X-Box hardware. Initially, existing code was reused from the XBMC-project but after several releases and innumerable feature enhancements there has been almost a complete redesign.
- arnova - 2009-01-14 13:13
junk Wrote:Without having read the thread, I'll state my opiniion: No, I don't. To me it seems the requirements for Xbox (concerning both hardware and software) is setting unnecessary limits for the other platforms.
Again: this is absolute nonsense. In general: this whole "should we drop Xbox in favor of the other platforms"-discussion is pretty much useless. All development is done in linuxport (which is also used by win32 & macosx). Any *relevant* stuff there is merged/backported to Xbox. This means that any stuff that the Xbox can't handle (because of its hardware limitations) are NOT backported. It's as simple as that.
This will be the last comment on this useless discussion by now, anyone that cares to raddle this crap up again forces me to close this thread, as they probably didn't care about reading any of our previous comments on this....
- kizer - 2009-01-15 22:03
Welp I know it doesn't matter either way, but I'll throw it out there.
I bought the Xbox360 because I got tired of trying to play the upgrade war to play the newest and greatest games.
I installed XBMC into my old retired Xbox becuase it works and it works very well. There are no hardware upgrades to make on a constant basis other than storage.
If somebody can point me to a PC based system that does the same thing as an Xbox with the remote and boots up super fast I'll give it a go since the Xbox does lack a few things like web browsing and some other things. However I will cry as I retire my Xbox.
- jeff.van - 2009-01-16 20:50
I know about 40 people using XBMC. 39 of those people have an xbox. 1 person is running an AppleTV.
I tried to migrate to a linux box running XBMC, but the bootup time alone was a big downer. I'm sure there are ways to improve that, but I don't really want to make a project out of it... I just want to watch tv.
To me, the XBOX is the simplist and cheapest existing solution. I hope support remains until someone can come up with an off-the-shelf solution that handles HDTV and costs under $200.
- kissiel - 2009-01-18 04:00
That's the point. I've wrote long post some pages before about XBox. I understand decision about decreasing support for this platform and I'm very thankful to Arnova to his contribution. Although I'm very sad...
The big problem with other ports are hardware compatibility issues. Before I've discovered XBMC I used MediaPortal. It was nice solution, but even if my computer was not very old at that time, it was sometimes very sluggish. The other thing was stability - sometimes it was crashing and occassionally after installing windows updates some features stopped working (like DVD playback).
I've installed Windows port of XBMC on my notebook and comparing to XBox port is far too unstable. I know that this port doesn't exist as long as XBox one, but I think it's the big problem with shitty drivers or chipsets which will never disappear. It was exacly the same problem as I had with Media Portal.
Gooid ideas are "reference" platform for PC which would be "certified" or recommended to run this software best way. Especially Live version of the software, which I think is the brightest future of this project - it doesn't need licensed OS and it works "out of the box".
Other option is to find console which can replace our good, black, square XBox coffin - I've just found the thread about it:-)
- Kilack - 2009-01-21 11:01
Just wanted to say thanks very much for continuing the support for Xbox.
I actually only bought my first xbox about a week ago with the sole purpose of using it as a media centre. They are so cheap now and are advertised here a lot as setup ready to go media centres. A lot of people that use xbmc on the xbox wont join these forums i am sure but will be downloading the latest versions now and then and enjoying the benefits one way or the other.
The xbox definitely isn't dead yet so please keep it coming!
Im sure there are lots of other newbies to the scene like me that appreciate it!
xbox suppurt please continue - magician2009 - 2009-01-28 05:36
there is still good use out of these systems.
- tobin_989 - 2009-01-28 06:01
I use xbmc on xbox1, a dell I'm trying to convert into an htpc, and on a laptop. I get by far the most xbmc-time from the xbox. I love the way I can network it and have it in my bedroom, watching movies and shows often in bed. Even after I finish the htpc and can run HD in the living room, Im still going to keep the xbox for the bedroom. Hope support stays for some time on it.
- dAfukl3r - 2009-06-17 09:04
I myself love XBMC..8)...
i remember when i first got my Xbox.all i heard from a friend was that she got a xbox and paid some dude 200.00usd to modd it. I found that intriging and ran out and bought one and decided to do it myself with no knowledge of computing flashing splicing ect. ran evo for a week and googled dashs..found xbmc and UnleashX..been running them both since that.(Xbox v1.1 v1.4 v1.6)yes i do have three of them..LOVELY.....
the one thing i wish was kept up would be the KAI interface as i noticed its not supported in newer builds... WHY NOT.. whoo cares if its a dinosaur theres some of us who like the bult in interface as other tunnelers dont do that all from PC..
- joebrady - 2009-06-17 16:48
Do the same as above, keep the last version w/ support so you can use it when you want to play games online. Haven't tested it in quite awhile, maybe you can?