XMBC comes to iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, & Apple TV

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  1. xune

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    XBMC comes to the iPad
    By Sean Hollister posted Jan 20th 2011 9:07PM


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    XBMC comes to the iPad -- Engadget


    XBMC comes to the new Apple TV, we go hands-on (video)
    By Ben Drawbaugh posted Jan 20th 2011 8:00PM
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    XBMC comes to the new Apple TV, we go hands-on (video) -- Engadget
     
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    I put this on the ipad last night. I don't exactly get it. Seems slow and I dont see what it offers me over the apps I already have. Unless I'm missing something?
     
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    I installed it on my iPad and it runs upside down...as in if you turn your iPad so xbmc is right side up, the volume buttons are on the bottom. Any idea how to change this? I also have to agree with the above post...not sure what this adds. It isn't even showing album art and other details.
     
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    The program cannot rotate as of now.
     
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    Are we supposed to get excited about this? I am quite underwhelmed by ATV 2 and AirPlay at the moment. Seriously disappointed would be more accurate.

    I'm not sure that I would want to JB my ATV though. Surely Apple will improve the functionality in firmware updates.

    Meanwhile I am giving WD TV Live serious consideration.
     
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    How to install XBMC on Apple TV

    Daily Tip: How to install XBMC on Apple TV 2 [Jailbreak] | TiPb
     
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    yeah i don't get it what's the vibe of this app either. i read a lot about it on the google (since one guy in here said that he won't explain why this is brilliant and i must google it... i hate those replies...) and i still didn't figure out how this replaces my current apps.
    i don't think this app can manage my media. goodreader + atomic browser integration (ability to download files from atomic and open them directly in goodreader) works quite well for me so far. if this app wants to compete it needs to be able to introduce common file system for my media (the way goodreader does) and integrate itself with a web browser (again the way goodreader does it).
     
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    Uh. XBMC is the standard of excellence among media streaming and HTPC applications. You really really dont understand it if you are mentioning atomic browser or goodreader as an alternative.

    XBMC is an application that can play media files. That is its specialty. You dont have to convert video to any of Apple's supported file types. You dont have to sync media through stupid iTunes. XBMC allows you to play all of this across your network. For example, say you have a desktop that has a giant folder of movies on it. All you have to do is share that folder of movies across your network, then set XBMC up to see that folder and then it can play ANY movie that is in that folder wirelessly anywhere you are in your house. No syncing, no converting, no nonsense.

    http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=What_is_XBMC_&_What_Can_it_Do?

    read.


    Edit: As a side note, what are you downloading in Atomic and opening up in Goodreader that could possibly have any relevance to a media player application? Documents and PDF's?
     
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    I don't see why anyone would use this on an iPad.

    I use it on my HTPC and love it, but I dont see the need for such a full featured media center on the iPad.

    Now installng it on Apple TV on the other hand, it's great!
     
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    AirPlayer and AVPlayer HD do all of this with out the complexity and slow UI of XMBC. And you dont have to be rooted like you do with XMBC.

    AirPlayer connects to my PC and streams movies/music/photos flawlessly. and AVPlayer HD allows you to drag and drop avi movies ( and many other formats) straight to the ipad through iTunes w/o any video conversion.
     

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