Pioneer ETap? GUI looks like XBMC, does it use GPL source code or just a copied skin?

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Rardgerard Offline
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Question  Pioneer ETap? GUI looks like XBMC, does it use GPL source code or just a copied skin?
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Looks like it has many of the features that XBMC has. Of course it is not flexible and customizable. This is where XBMC is heading. It will be interesting to see the price tag.

Here are some videos on it:

Gizmodo Story

Engadget HD Story


What do you all think?
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rwparris2 Offline
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Quote: Of course it is not flexible and customizable
You sure about that Rolleyes

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Rardgerard Offline
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I guess not. It will probably eventually get hacked. It is Linux based.
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Anyone else notice how eerily close the dialogs look like MediaStream.

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rwparris2 Wrote:You sure about that Rolleyes

is that some kind of hint its based upon xbmc and/or boxee?
(This post was last modified: 2011-02-16 05:39 by TeknoJnky.)
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I was looking at Pioneer's Blu-ray Managed Copy video demo when I saw striking resemblance to Mediastream, and in fact XBMC. Which makes me wonder quite a few things.. are they using XBMC? Also, did Pioneer rip off Mediastream. I see far too many similarities between their interface and mediastream. And it's not just appearance, if you look at the video, you can see the UI transitions also suspicious.

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TeknoJnky Wrote:is that some kind of hint its based upon xbmc and/or boxee?
No, just saying it may be hackable, it is running linux after all

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Does anyone have a clue on how the digital copy will work? And for that matter how XBMC will handle it?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managed_Copy#Managed_Copy

DRM'd, so fuck handling it.
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Rardgerard Offline
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Won't it just be like a .m2ts file?
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migueld Offline
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re: mediastream and xbmc rip off: So does anyone know what's going on? The curiosity is killing me Laugh
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