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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.

xboxIcon What does XBMC do? 

xboxIcon Process

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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