Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
XBox (Games) Hardware Hacking Games Hardware Build Entertainment

XBMC4XBOX 3.0.1 Stable Released 57

Posted by timothy
from the say-it-quickly dept.
An anonymous reader writes "After more than a year of development we are pleased to announce stable version 3.0.1 [download via torrent] of the popular media center platform XBMC for the 1st generation XBOX — now called XBMC4XBOX. A huge amount of work has been put into this, and it features numerous additions and improvements over the last release. For those that want a cheap functional media center with some old hardware they might have lying around, this is a superb option."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

XBMC4XBOX 3.0.1 Stable Released

Comments Filter:
  • Re:Wow (Score:3, Informative)

    by ExoBuZz (223063) on Thursday May 19, 2011 @06:50PM (#36186398)

    it still won't really manage h264 720p video, but mpeg4/xvid at 720p is doable (It can manage 1280x720 @ 5000kbit mpeg4). BBC IPlayer streams at 832x468 @ 1500kbit now play which didn't before. Certainly if you want 1080p video playback it isn't going to do the job, but it makes a great secondary media player for the "spare" telly etc.

  • Re:How long? (Score:3, Informative)

    by ExoBuZz (223063) on Thursday May 19, 2011 @08:13PM (#36187090)

    I think the reason we do it is for fun, and that we still enjoy using our xbox's - for xbmc and emulation etc. A few points: the xbmc GUI runs very nicely on the xbox1 and always has, @ 60fps up to 720p (1080p the framerate drops a little) - just as with xbmc for linux, we have the confluence skin, and it looks pretty much the same when you boot. As mentioned before it can do 720p xvid/mpeg4, but I don't think that content has to be 1080p for it to be of worth - I still enjoy watching dvds, and not everyone has a hdtv + £200 htpc in every room :) . It's also very handy to stream tv/on demand video from the net which is often not HD, but most importantly there are still plenty of people who use it, even those who now have a newer htpc.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department

Working...