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Media Center with XBMC

Media Center with XBMC
HowTo transform your xBox
into a Media Center
with XBMC

XboxMediaCenter is a free open source (GPL) multimedia player for the Xbox™ from Microsoft. Currently XboxMediaCenter can be used to play/view most popular video/audio/picture formats such as MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, GIF plus many more less known formats directly from a CD/DVD in Xbox DVD-ROM drive or of the Xbox harddrive, XBMC can also play files from a PC over a local network and even stream media streams directly from the internet. XBMC has playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast and many audio visualizations. All these features enable the Xbox™ running XboxMediaCenter to fully function as a multimedia jukebox. XBMC is easy to use, it’s convenient, flexible and offers great price/performance ratio. (This, The XboxMediaCenter Project is also known as "Xbox Media Center" or simply "XBMC"). Note! XBMC is a hobby project that is only developed by volunteers in their spare-time for free. (Remember that XboxMediaCenter does require a modded Xbox to run on or it will not function). from

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xboxIcon Legal Issues

It is strictly forbidden to modify your xBox, sell or install mods chip in france. Even opening the XBOX is forbidden.
Remember pirating is a crime, support the developers and film companies.

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What you will have to do: (green mandatory, blue optional)

  1. Buy a Xbox 
  2. open the Xbox (void garanty) 
  3. Install a modchip 
  4. flash a BIOS on modchip 
  5. Install a new dasboard with FTP support 
  6. backup original data found on C: with FTP to your PC 
  7. install and configure Xbox media center (XBMC) with FTP 
  8. Adapt scripts (XML files) for your network or shares drives 
  9. Install a streaming server on some PC or use Samba to access remote data (video, pictures and music) 
  10. Add a 3rd party 5:1 cable with digital output, RGB … 
  11. Install a bigger harddisk if you want to host more video, music on the Xbox 
  12. Install a harddrive led 
  13. Configure internet 

  • Install Linux …. 

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About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.