August 2011 Hardware Guide

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 16, 2011 in Site News

As time goes by, it becomes more and more evident that an incredibly expensive computer is not necessary to run an adequate version of XBMC. In fact, assuming you have a server somewhere else in the house that hosts your media, the cost of running XBMC on a modern machine is actually beginning to approach …

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Feature Friday: 24 Terabytes of awesome

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 06, 2011 in Site News

This is Micah’s gaming PC. Often, Micah will play a few quick hours of Star Trek Online with his gaming PC. Naturally, this means he needs some serious processor power, which is why the PC is equipped with a Core i7 3.06GHz quad-core processor and a GTX 470 video card, along with 12 gigs (soon …

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Feature Friday: XBMC Pres Jonathan Marshall

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jul 16, 2011 in Site News

This is Jonathan Marshall. He’s a New Zealander and the president of the XBMC Foundation, and right now he’s standing in his crawl space. You may note the lack of a floor in his house. Jonathan has been with the XBMC  Team longer than almost anybody currently on the team, so when he and his …

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Feature Friday: Pure Imagination

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jul 09, 2011 in Site News

Hold your breath Make a wish Count to three Come with me to the home of Lutz, one of our Germany XBMC users. Lutz’s home doesn’t have a bat cave or any other kind of man cave. There are no super creative touch screens or repurposed upstairs bedrooms.  In fact, the intro to this post …

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What’s Going On: Solstice Edition

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 22, 2011 in Site News

As it’s been a little while since the Team’s taken a look around the community, it seems high time to do just that. First off, chances are, if you’ve used a modern skin that isn’t Confluence, you’ve had the opportunity to check out some really interesting alternative methods for presenting your tv shows and music. …

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Working with dirty regions

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 19, 2011 in Site News

Some of you may remember that back in 2010, Tobias (topfs2) began working on a GSOC project to improve XBMC performance on the BeagleBoard. Many optimizations came out of this project, but the most ambitious feature was dirty region rendering. The short of it is that a major chunk of dirty-region rendering has finally been merged into …

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And without further ado…

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 17, 2011 in Site News

A bit over a month ago, Team XBMC started a mascot contest that resulted in a 49 page thread in our forum, so many amazing Mascot contestants that we had to push back the results to get the best vote we could within the team, and quite a few new avatars and forum signatures. In …

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Contest results delayed – just a little

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 14, 2011 in Site News

Hey all, this is only a brief note. As you know, we are currently hosting a contest for a new XBMC mascot, and the results of that contest were supposed to be finished and announced today. Unfortunately (or fortunately), our community went absolutely above and beyond the call of duty and submitted an incredible number …

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Feature Friday: XBMC, easy as 1-2-3

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 10, 2011 in Site News

For this week’s Feature Friday, we turn to AJ Perkins of the UK. AJ has a pretty awesome living room setup, but this week we’d like to take a break from just telling you about how awesome the various homes of users are. Instead, I’d like to ask you to bring a loved one over …

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XBMC Statistics

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 02, 2011 in Site News

As a group, Team XBMC has been curious for quite some time about how popular the website and XBMC actually are with the general population. I know many users have also asked similar questions. This post is intended answer a lot of those questions. My apologies if that makes it run fairly long. We’ve got …

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About XBMC

XBMC is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. XBMC is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.