Was looking at it, if I can set up the gui to be seen easily enough for wireless navigation from the couch then I'll run it. Was also looking at mythbuntu(boo ubuntu) and XBMC since they are dedicated media distros.
At the moment being I have XBMC installed on my Dell XPS 1647, Ubuntu 12.04.
I have tested the features and XBMC does everything I need. It has Airplay (for rooted Android), a good remote control for Android (no necessity of visual UI - I have no monitor).
Now I'd like to build a dedicated machine for XBMC. I considered multiple options; Intel NUC, PS3 with Ubuntu+XBMC/OpenELEC, mini pc, etc..
I am going to describe my current architecture and then explain what my potential problem is at the end.
I have a dedicated MythTV backend running Mythbuntu 12.04 with MythTV 0.25-fixes. I currently only have one HD-PVR connected to a Dish VIP211k HD receiver. I have 3 frontends all running Mythbuntu 12.04 & MythTV 0.25-fixes.
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world.
Hello all! Recently my dad has bought a fancy lcd tv, so I'm looking for a media center app. I wanted to try Boxee, but I cannot find it neither in repos neither a download link :( Next going XBMC.. What's the difference between xbmc, xbmc live and xbmc standalone? Does xbmc has web browser to watch movies online?
XBMC Media Center is a free cross-platform media player software and entertainment system application framework for Linux, Mac, and Windows. XBMC is capable of playing back and streaming all popular video, audio, and picture formats out-of-the-box.
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1st thing - post your errors. is this within XBMC ?even a magician needs a rabbit, before he can pull it out of the hat.I am using the Xbuntu install version (from the website) which is the latest stable. I would recommend that on a different machine.
This is my first post, so be gentle. I've been working on setting up a HTPC with mythbuntu. I just installed mythbuntu 12.04 with Mythtv 0.25.
My remote is a Vista MCE made by Ortek (I followed these instructions to get it functioning properly, and everything looks great. The only problem is that I can't seem to control the Xfce desktop with the remote.
So decided to go with ASRock ION 330 dual core atom at 2.6ghz fully specd out for 1080p playback Very nice package for the price and I threw a SSD in the box for no moving parts (besides the 30mm and 80mm fans ) for airflow.