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XBMC4XBOX 3.0.1 Stable Released 57

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."
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XBMC4XBOX 3.0.1 Stable Released

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  • Re:Wow (Score:3, Informative)

    by ExoBuZz ( 223063 ) on Thursday May 19, 2011 @07:50PM (#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 @09:13PM (#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.

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